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Address: Orange Grove, Bath BA1 1EE, England
Phone Number: 44-1225-477101
Description: Laid out 1933-34 on the site of 18th-and 19th-century pleasure gardens...
Laid out 1933-34 on the site of 18th-and 19th-century pleasure gardens, this is a wonderful place to relax and people-watch.
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I was initially put off by the fact you have to pay! I was affronted, how dare they ask you to pay to walk around the park. However, I paid and it is lovely. No dog poo, no... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Small perfectly formed garden by the river but the cost of entry is really prohibitive. These gardens are wonderful and if you want somewhere to chill out for an hour or so then its fine but the cost is high. Somehow this lovely piece of Bath is at odds with the rest of the city - almost too exclusive for... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I was initially put off by the fact you have to pay! I was affronted, how dare they ask you to pay to walk around the park. However, I paid and it is lovely. No dog poo, no dogs actually. so clean, spacious, plenty of seating and shade if you want it. OK, so you would ideally not want to... More 

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Augusta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

The Parade Gardens are lovely when viewed (for free) from street level and even more rewarding within (with a fairly low admission fee). The grounds, statuary, and vistas are highly pleasing, and I was able to take some of my favorite photographs from inside the gardens -- there are really nice perspectives of Pulteney Street bridge, for example.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Wiled away many an hour here on a sunny day with lovely views of Bath and the canal. There's also a nice little tea shop and deck chairs - but only a limited number to keep you on your toes! Unfortunately Bath Council (surprise surprise) have decided we now need to pay for toilets as well as a £1.50 entrance... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We had our wedding photos taken here, the place is lovely and worth the entrance fee. They are kept very clean and tidy and the flowers were lovely.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

If you are looking for a place to relax on a sunny day in Bath, you can find it in the city centre. As it is not open at night, it can be well maintained, so it is very clean and family friendly environment. If you live in Bath, the admission is free to Discovery card holders, which is great.... More 

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novato, ca
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

One must pay to enter and walk these gardens, but from the sidewalks above you can stand and take it all in. Beautiful views, maybe locals would pay to relax and picnic, but enough for me to view from the street above.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Beautiful open space right on the river avon and close to the weir and the Rec. lovely little cafe serving teas, ice creams and sandwiches. Great way to spend a sunny afternoon.

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elizabeth city
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

This was a great place to bring lunch and let the kids run around--right in the middle of town. Nicely landscaped and good view of the river. It's a bit of a shame there's a charge to enter-hence the 4 stars.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

The gardens are just enough out of the way to feel like you aren't in the middle of the city. Small fee is justified by the excellent condition of the gardens!

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Address: Address: Orange Grove, Bath BA1 1EE, England
Phone Number: 44-1225-477101
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Bath

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