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National Trust's Prior Park Landscape Garden

  • 4.4

  • from 1156 Google reviews

National Trust's Prior Park Landscape Garden
National Trust's Prior Park Landscape Garden

Palladian Wide Swan by Saffron Blaze. CC BY-SA 3.0

About the garden

Beautiful and intimate 18th-century landscape garden in Bath.

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Garden area

28 Acres

Dog walking

Yes - Dogs on leads.

Cafe or restaurant

Food and drink facilities include a cafe/restaurant.

Family

Yes - Children of all ages.

Wheelchair access

Mostly accessible (many paths flat and paved).

Shops

Yes - There is a gift shop and plant shop.

Somerset, BA2 5AH

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Somerset
BA2 5AH
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  • 4.4

  • from 1156 Google reviews

Adam Turner

a month ago

4

A scenic hidden gem in the heart of Bath, Prior Park has lots to offer for all ages. Parking can be tricky. You can either park in the centre of Bath and walk up the hill towards the Nation Trust site, or you can park at the top on a side street and journey down to the entrance. As per most National Trust locations, you'll be greeted by a friendly staff member that can guide you to the points of interest. I would recommend visiting during the weekday to avoid masses of people should you wish to get the desired photos of the location. The pathway down to the iconic bridge is steep and at times narrow. It can be tricky pushing a wheelchair or push chair down this slope so be advised. Depending on when you are visiting, you'll be gazing upon the bridge with some construction work in the background. If you angle your camera right, you'll be able to avoid catching the machinery in your shot. Climbing back up to the top of the park can either be done via the meadows, or back up the sloped trail, depending on the weather conditions and your footwear. At the top, you can take a break at the café on site or continue on to the viewing point, showcasing breathtaking views of Bath City Centre and the surrounding cliffs. Overall, this location has plenty to offer, once the renovation of the woodland surrounding had been completed it will truly be a thing of beauty. AT.

Gosia Karski

2 months ago

5

Stunning location. Part of it is closed for renovations currently but all the available info around why they're renovating makes it even more interesting. Really worth a shot. Also... There are literally carpets of wild garlic, visit when it blooms and you will be amazed!

Chris

a month ago

3

Currently the lake is drained while they work on the dam. Access to the park is limited but that's not reflected in the entry price. Instead you're told its a once in a lifetime opportunity to see the work going on. Access it quite challenging with a buggy/wheelchair. The view up to the house is lovely, and so is the ornate Bridge. A nice place to go for an hour or so

George Porge

9 months ago

5

A lovely estate to walk around and discover. Even though a fair amount is closed off for renovations due to damage caused by the signal crayfish, there's lots to see and do. My daughter enjoyed going round and discovering the tasks and activities.

Jim Broom

2 months ago

5

Very friendly welcome and greeting on arrival. Lovely walk around the hillside garden. On the day of my visit it was extremely quiet which I loved as I wandered around. The gardens has various view points for photo opportunities which was helpful. There is a small ‘tea shed’ selling refreshments on the upper level of the garden. However, this NT property has no gift shop. I believe that visitors need to be physically able to negotiate the steep paths. The Palladian Bridge is fabulous but is missing the water reflecting its grand splendour as the middle lake has been drained to assist with essential repairs. Please be aware there is no visitor car park, access is on foot from up or down Ralph Allen Drive or by bus

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01225 833977

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