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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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Superb ornamental garden!

This 18th century ornamental garden was dreamt up by the local entrepreneur Ralph Allen and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Angela C
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London, United Kingdom
Gorgeous gardens and views over Bath

it was a lovely day to visit with very clear skies and sunshine albeit very cold in February - the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Steven8915
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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” (112 reviews)
“national trust” (76 reviews)
“steep walk” (19 reviews)
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Landscape Gardens (NT) Ralph Allen Drive, Bath BA2 5AH, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This 18th century ornamental garden was dreamt up by the local entrepreneur Ralph Allen and accomplished by the celebrated landscape gardener, Capability Brown and the satirical poet, Alexander Pope. It is now owned by the National Trust and seen a lot of restoration. It is...More

Thank Angela C
Reviewed 1 week ago

it was a lovely day to visit with very clear skies and sunshine albeit very cold in February - the staff on the gate were very friendly and welcoming. It takes about 1hr to walk around so not too long - the park is hilly...More

Thank Steven8915
Reviewed 1 week ago

On the palladian bridge in this park is where I proposed and gained a fiance! A beautiful park which is extremely well kept. Due to the miserable weather, we pretty much had the park to ourselves (almost as if that was a part of my...More

Thank mike s
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited here on Christmas Eve and enjoyed a pleasant walk around the park enjoying the views and we went along. We caught a bus to the top where the entrance is and slowly made our way around stopping at the hut for a hot chocolate...More

Thank JMB50
Laura W, Public Relations Manager at Prior Park Landscape Gardens (NT), responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Sounds like a wonderful day, thanks for sharing your feedback.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I absolutely loved visiting the landscape garden near Bath. The palladian bridge was stunning, with swans swimming gracefully over the still water. It even had 18th-century graffiti carved into the stone! I visited in spring, so there were also tonnes of beautiful spring flowers -...More

Thank Hannah A
Laura W, Public Relations Manager at Prior Park Landscape Gardens (NT), responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review Hannah! Don't forget the snowdrops!

Reviewed 7 December 2017

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

1  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

3  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 21 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
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johnex2016
17 February 2017|
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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
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MrsCharles15
2 April 2016|
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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
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SPednekar
28 December 2015|
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Response from Anna K | Property representative |
Hello, The garden is open weekends only November - February 1.
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