The delightful situation of Clifton has long since tempted several persons of large fortune to make it their principal residence and others continuing to follow their example, has occasioned the hill to be almost everywhere covered with respectable mansions, most of them built with free-stone in a very elegant stile; and a noble crescent on a plan superior to anything of the kind. Here are also a great number of handsome houses, built purposely for letting lodgings; some nearly adjoining the Hot-Wells.
At a small distance is Doury-square, the Parade, and for those who choose a gentle elevation there is Albermarle-row, and above that are others still higher rising in every gradation to the top of Clifton-hill where many airy lodging houses that command a fine prospect of the country abound.
The general price paid for lodgings, either at the Hot-Wells or Clifton is 10 shillings a week for each room from the 25th March to the 29th September, from which time to the 25th March again is only 5 shillings each room : servants room half price: and for those who choose to board, the usual price is 16 shillings a week each person, over and above what is paid for lodging: this for any time of the year: servants are boarded at half price.
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