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“Relax by the river”
Review of Parade Gardens

Parade Gardens
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US$18.98*
and up
City Sightseeing Bath Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Ranked #21 of 156 things to do in Bath
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Laid out 1933-34 on the site of 18th-and 19th-century pleasure gardens, this is a wonderful place to relax and people-watch.
Swanley, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Relax by the river”
Reviewed 16 May 2014

If the day is warm and sunny then take a good book, look at the river, Pultney Bridge, beautiful floral arrangements, statues etc whilst lying in your deck chair. A café provides snacks and drinks. There is a small charge to enter and sometimes there are insufficient deckchairs.

Visited September 2013
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Bath, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Perfect”
Reviewed 18 March 2014

You have the wiere at your doorstep, sometimes a live band. Shops not far away. Beautiful grass and perfect to share an ice cream, have a quite stroll. or just sit back and relax. I love this place, i come all the time. Summer and winter, Sometimes you have to pay other times you dont. The only request I have is that the park closes later!

Visited March 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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133 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
Reviewed 14 March 2014

I stayed in Bath for several weeks and admired this garden from above, but was reluctant to pay the entrance fee for a non-resident. You can imagine how pleased I was to walk by one day and find the gate open and the pay booth unoccupied. It was late autumn and most of the tourists were gone, so the garden became free for all.

The gardens themselves are just lovely and provide great photo opportunities with the perfect views of Pulteney Bridge, Bath Abbey and the river.

Visited October 2013
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Thank LynetteMin
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Hampshire
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Tired park”
Reviewed 11 March 2014

this park is in a suprb location but its maintenance has slipped. Gates locked, paths are poor, travellers sleeping beneath its shelter, shrubberies looking overgrown.
My guess is the council have cut the budgets to save money - you've got to do more than cut the grass folks!

Visited March 2014
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Truro, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
Reviewed 18 November 2013

These well tended gardens are a lovely place to visit and unwind during the summer months. The flower beds and floral arrangements are beautiful to look at and every effort is made in ensuring they stay nice for the whole season.
You have to pay to get in but this small fee goes towards the upkeep and management of the grounds.
A welcome break from the hustle and bustle of central Bath

Visited June 2013
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