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Prior Park Landscape Gardens (NT)

Landscape Gardens (NT) Ralph Allen Drive, Bath BA2 5AH, England
+44 1225 833977
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What a fantastic place to go. Beautiful gardens by the river with deckchairs cafe and toilets... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Sandy, United Kingdom
Hidden Bat Halloween Trail

Stunning grounds set below a magnificent Georgian Mansion. Beautiful views back over to Bath. The... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2017
Nicola B
London, United Kingdom
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A beautiful 18th-century landscape garden featuring the Palladian Bridge, which is magically sited on a scenic lake with sweeping views of the city of Bath.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“palladian bridge” (111 reviews)
“national trust” (75 reviews)
“steep walk” (19 reviews)
Landscape Gardens (NT) Ralph Allen Drive, Bath BA2 5AH, England
+44 1225 833977
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Reviewed 3 days ago

What a fantastic place to go. Beautiful gardens by the river with deckchairs cafe and toilets. Stunning scenery

Thank carolapalser995
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

Stunning grounds set below a magnificent Georgian Mansion. Beautiful views back over to Bath. The autumn colours were spectacular. The Halloween trail added a bit of extra interest for the children - the walk round in an oval loop takes about 1.5hrs, including a short...More

Thank Nicola B
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

Found the park on tripadvisor on trip to Bath, sounded like a beautiful place. Lovely sunny day so we paid £8 for the no2 bus to the park, only to find it was CLOSED!More

2  Thank doriWales
National_Trust_Bath, visitor experience manager at Prior Park Landscape Gardens (NT), responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2017

Hello Dori, I'm sorry the garden wasn't open when you visited. From November - January we're open weekends only, from 10am-4pm with last entry at 3.30pm. We'll be open 7 days a week again from 1 Feb 2018 when opening hours will be 10am-5.30pm with...More

Reviewed 22 October 2017

Prior Park is a must see for any visitor to Bath. It is a beautiful estate after the style of Andrea Palladio (arguably the most influential architect in history) designed by John Wood the Elder, but completed by another after Wood fell out with Prior...More

Thank V581ZSdonb
Reviewed 20 October 2017

Spectacular views of Bath, especially with the autumn colours at this time of year. Quite pricey entrance fee and there is no parking, so if you park at the bottom of the hill you have a long steep walk up Ralph Allen Drive to the...More

Thank Damo_8
Reviewed 13 October 2017

This is not for the faint hearted as there are gradients of one in four, but the walk around this rediscovered garden allows you to enjoy views of Bath that will remain in your memory for a long time. For the best viewpoint, take the...More

1  Thank William S
Reviewed 2 October 2017

This NT facility makes for a please Spring, Summer or Autumn walk irrespective of whether you like gardens, flowers etc or not. It isn't extensive but offers options of routes to meet the needs of different individuals or groups.

1  Thank Terry M
Reviewed 2 October 2017

We were treated by a staff member who told us the history of the place before we set off on a loop about the valley. The grounds are beautiful and the views are also great. However, when we went, the lake was swampy and so...More

1  Thank Giulia Z
Reviewed 2 October 2017

This park/garden is well worth a visit but you need to be fit to get there - it is a steep uphill walk. There is no on-site parking for the able bodied!! The bridge is worth the effort - it is very pretty.

1  Thank NeilMargY
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

Having read about the steep climb to the top entrance to the gardens, we decided to tick 2 boxes and buy a tour bus ticket which has a hop on/off service around the city of Bath and surrounding countryside. The 'Skyline Tour' element of the...More

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17 February 2017|
Response from bathskyline |
Prior Park is open 7 days a week, from 10am - 5.30pm (but last admission is at 4.30pm). You can enter the garden from our main entrance on Ralph Allen Drive (at the top of the garden), or at the lower entrance on Church Lane... More
2 April 2016|
Response from naughtyboyy |
This is a green tourism site & actively promote not bringing a vehicle. The bus service is good with the number 1 bus running every half hour or take the skyline route. If you must visit by car there is on street parking... More
28 December 2015|
Response from Anna K | Property representative |
Hello, The garden is open weekends only November - February 1.