Prior Park

Spectacular views over Bath.

The masterpiece is the Palladian Bridge dividing the two lakes.

From the ticket office, turn right and walk through the Wilderness, past the recently restored Grotto and along the stream. Stop and enjoy the magnificent views down the valley to the Palladian Bridge and the city of Bath beyond before heading towards the restored summerhouse.

Walk down the valley to the Palladian Bridge and lakes.

On your return walk on the other side of the valley, look out for the Cascade, the Cabinet and the site of the Gothic Temple.

Created in the 18thth century by Ralph Allen, Prior Park includes one of only four Palladian bridges of this design in the world. Set in a valley, the garden includes grottoes, a cascade, serpentine lake, a Gothic Temple and The Cabinet.

The gardens are usually open every day from February until the end of October and weekends only from November until January – check the website for details.

There’s no car park at Prior Park with limited street parking. Either take a bus or taxi from the centre or if you’re feeling fit, arrive at Prior Park from the Bath Skyline – a six mile circular walk taking in woodlands, meadows and an Iron Age Fort.

National Trust members visit for free.

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Address: Bath, Somerset, BA2 5AH View map Phone: 01225 833977 Length of visit: 1-2 hours
Dog friendly: Yes
Cafe: Yes
Car park: No
House open: No
House open - occasionally: No
Family friendly: Yes
Toilets: Yes
Wheelchair - limited: Yes

For information on opening times and to buy tickets: Click here

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