Bowood House & Gardens
Fascinating Georgian House and exceptional ‘Capability’ Brown-designed gardens.
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About the garden
30 March - 1 November 2021 Every Day 11AM - 6PM Last Entry 5PM
No - Guide dogs only.
Cafe or restaurant
Food and drink facilities include a cafe/restaurant.
Yes - Children of all ages.
Mostly inaccessible (some paths moderately flat and paved).
Yes - There is a gift shop.
Wheelchairs are available for hire. Yes - Borrow on the day
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from 1549 Google reviews
9 months ago
Bowood is a wonderful place for relaxation and leisure. The main attraction is a stunning house with an impressive art collection. There is a small shop and restaurant as well. The house is surrounded by a formal garden and a big parkland with arboretum, lake, cascade, boat house and temple. There is a something special for families with children, a superb kindergarten situated just next to the entrance and car park. On other end of an estate for separate admission, is located garden with famous collection of rhododendrons and flowers.
8 months ago
Love,y experiences at Bowood House. The gardens are so relaxing, with fabulous views over the lake and follies. The waterfalls I are an unexpected but amazing experience, we love exploring the grotto paths and secret passageways. Great coffee shop and facilities. With a visit for the whole family.
4 months ago
A place to visit on a sunny day. Great day out with plenty of space to park. Good areas for the kids to play and for the adults to walk. I wished though there was more to see in the house. Perhaps we are just used to visiting larger houses.
5 months ago
Amazing place for all, £15 entry and the day is yours. Either bring a picnic or there is a cafe and restaurant available. The grounds are magnificent beautiful at all angles a fabulous pathed walk with so with amazing beauty spots all the way. Worth a visit a great way for fun, fresh air and exercise and I forgot to mention there's a huge kids playground 😀 I was too old for the death slide 😫
6 months ago
Spent a lovely afternoon with the granddaughters at Bowood House & Gardens. The grounds are stunning with a beautiful lake, the formal garden is gorgeous. However, the playpark was a real winner with the children, upon entry all we could hear was "WoW, this is amazing". It was a fabulous fun day. Great place to take a picnic, there are refreshments available to buy, good quality and not overly expensive. Would recommend a visit whether you have children in tow or not.