Prior Park Landscape Gardens

Address: Ralph Allen Drive, Bath, BA2 5AH, England
Telephone: 01225 833977

- Mid-range


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.

Value for money

Price advice

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

Expert tips

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.

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).

Dogs are allowed(on leads)Nov-Feb.

Tea-kiosk is open Feb-Oct at weekends and school holidays.

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Families with younger children
  • Honeymooners
  • Mature travellers
  • Travellers with pets
  • Escaping the crowds
  • Great views / scenery
  • Chilling out
  • History
  • Nature / wildlife