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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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A Brilliant and Pleasant walk.

This is not for the faint hearted as there are gradients of one in four, but the walk around this... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
William S
Fleet, United Kingdom
Prior Park - A nice meander

This NT facility makes for a please Spring, Summer or Autumn walk irrespective of whether you like... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Terry M
Bath, 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.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Landscape Gardens (NT) Ralph Allen Drive, Bath BA2 5AH, England
+44 1225 833977
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is not for the faint hearted as there are gradients of one in four, but the walk around this rediscovered garden allows you to enjoy views of Bath that will remain in your memory for a long time. For the best viewpoint, take the...More

Thank William S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This NT facility makes for a please Spring, Summer or Autumn walk irrespective of whether you like gardens, flowers etc or not. It isn't extensive but offers options of routes to meet the needs of different individuals or groups.

Thank Terry M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were treated by a staff member who told us the history of the place before we set off on a loop about the valley. The grounds are beautiful and the views are also great. However, when we went, the lake was swampy and so...More

1  Thank Giulia Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This park/garden is well worth a visit but you need to be fit to get there - it is a steep uphill walk. There is no on-site parking for the able bodied!! The bridge is worth the effort - it is very pretty.

1  Thank NeilMargY
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having read about the steep climb to the top entrance to the gardens, we decided to tick 2 boxes and buy a tour bus ticket which has a hop on/off service around the city of Bath and surrounding countryside. The 'Skyline Tour' element of the...More

Thank Team-MSB
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the opportunity to join a National Trust guided tour of the gardens with the new head gardener. As others have said, parking is difficult around the gardens and the surrounding roads and paths within the garden are very steep. However, once you have...More

Thank briandjules
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you walk to the Prior Park, be prepared for a very steep climb up the hill to the main entrance. There is a second entrance on the other side of the park, and lower down the hill. Without a good map, it may be...More

Thank Beverly954
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We adored these gardens, not only as it provided a perfect location for our marriage proposal but largely due to the unique, untouched landscaped which make the views so breathtaking. From the Priory school, to the summer house, the skyline views and the immaculate Palladian...More

Thank Matt J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the open top sightseeing bus and "hopped off" at the gardens. The views were stunning across the lakes towards the city. From the main entrance it is downhill all the way to the Palladian Bridge and the lower lake. This is where you...More

Thank robert s
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We walked from Combe Down to Prior Park and started at the top working our way around the lakes and across the bridge. We enjoyed the view across Bath and stopped off for cake and cappuccino, before catching a local bus back up to Combe...More

Thank andrewlgc
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18 February 2017|
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
3 April 2016|
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
29 December 2015|
Response from Anna K | Property representative |
Hello, The garden is open weekends only November - February 1.