Prior Park Landscape Gardens

Price guide: Mid-range

Ralph Allen Drive , Bath, BANES, BA2 5AH

Price guide: Mid-range

Prior Park Landscape Gardens (credit: visitbath.co.uk)
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expert-rated things to do in Bath
Expert overall rating:4.7 out of 5
Value for money:
4.6
4.6
Recommended for:
Couples, Families with younger children, Honeymooners, Mature travellers, Travellers with pets, Chilling out, Escaping the crowds, Great views / scenery, History, Nature / wildlife

Best for Romance - Expert review of Prior Park Landscape Gardens

Grand landscaped gardens overlooking Bath.

I first saw these tranquil gardens when I was dragged around to look at schools as a child (Prior Park gardens are next to Prior Park College) and their grandeur and fantastic views won me over. Although I ended up going to a less scenic school, I often revisit the gardens for a picnic next to the lake, which features a stunning Palladian bridge (one of only four in the world). Famous garden designer Capability Brown had a hand in creating these beautiful gardens and it’s a great place to get views over Bath, or join the Skyline Walk.

Price advice: 

Adults £5, family tickets available. National Trust members are free to enter.

Expert tips: 
Dogs are allowed(on leads)Nov-Feb.
Tea-kiosk is open Feb-Oct at weekends and school holidays.
Get £1 off the entrance fee if you have a City Sightseeing or First Bus ticket.
The gardens officially close at 5.30pm, or at dusk which may be earlier.
Get discounts here with the Bath Visitor Card (available for £3 from the tourist office by the Abbey).
Two for one on entry with a train ticket, check the 'visit Bath' website for details as this offer tends to be seasonal Oct-Apr.

More information on Prior Park Landscape Gardens:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Park / garden
Address:
Ralph Allen Drive , Bath, BANES, BA2 5AH
Telephone:
01225 833977
Website:
http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-priorpark
Months open:
All year round
Opening times:
Nov-Feb, Sat-Sun 11am-5.30pm. Feb-Oct, 11am-5.30pm. Closed Tuesdays and Christmas Day.
Indoor/outdoor?:
Outdoor
Free tags / Keywords:
Capability Brown

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