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Bowood House and Gardens

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Address: Route A4 | Derry Hill village, Derry Hill, Chippenham SN11 0LZ, England
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Great place but be aware of Death Slide

We love Bowood House and Gardens. Very interesting. What I find amazing in this day-and-age of over-the-top Health and Safety is, the Death Slide is still there. I'm not a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 October 2016
Phil M
Swindon, United Kingdom
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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We frequent Bowood house and gardens quite often, it is close to home, offers something for everyone and brings back great childhood memories. Unfortunately it is only open during the warmer months (April - November) and offers nothing during winter time, so a season ticket should be weighed against your ability to visit often during fair weather. I used to... More 

Thank Brennag
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Very expensive to get in - although for charity, stalls very commercial, not very christmas themed Exit from park not very well signed, we got chased by game keeper for taking our usual route out

Thank Sue H
Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Went there on Thursday 24th November for the Christmas Extravaganza luckily we were the only coach there, the stalls were crammed into a small area with no room to move, didn't even see a lot of them as we couldn't get near them, the ones we did see the items on them very over priced there was no seating either... More 

Thank julia t
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Arguably one of the best hotel resort i've stayed in...classy, clean. Surrounded by nature and great views. Perfect getaway for couples,families who want time-out from city living. Everything is just very well put together! Will be back if i get a chance.

Thank rog8777
Ascot, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Wonderful place. Fantastic adventure playground and really lovely staff. The lady in the house was amazing with our twin boys. Beautiful setting and very few people there. Total gem.

Thank Anna0198
Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Really enjoyed our visit to Bowood House and Gardens - beautiful exhibitions in property, particularly about Capability Brown - well worth a visit to the Cascade to take pictures in Autumn sunlight

Thank Lord E
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Well laid out and very scenic gardens - typical Capability Brown style with a curved lake, and a cottage and a Doric temple visible from various viewpoints. The house is interesting, too and there is a little area with farm animals which we enjoyed looking at, even though we did not have any children with us.

Thank Couple-Tadworth
Brecon, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful house, grounds and the staff were exceptional. Our friend is disabled and they did their best for her to get back to the car park. This is not the place to visit if you are disabled, the car park is a long way from the house, and there are many exhibitions where you have to climb stairs. Our friend... More 

Thank Jan P
Swindon, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

We love Bowood House and Gardens. Very interesting. What I find amazing in this day-and-age of over-the-top Health and Safety is, the Death Slide is still there. I'm not a spoil sport in any way, but this attraction really needs a operative to vet who is able to use it

Thank Phil M
Stalbridge, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

We went there as a family to attend a country fair. The approach through the grounds was a wonderful insight into how a country estate should and could be set out and run. As an aside it is a fair bet that in season the rhododendrons are worth the trip. The grounds and gardens are fantastic, well laid out and... More 

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