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Bowood House and Gardens

Route A4 | Derryhill village, England
01249 812102
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Ranked #58 of 156 attractions in Wiltshire
Type: Historic Sites, Gardens
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English first
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The gardens and space to walk and enjoy views of "Capability Browns" expertise is breathtaking. The house is a fascinating and refreshing history of a family with beautiful watercolour paintings to enjoy. ALL the staff were helpful and informative and the coffee really tasted of coffee and the jam to accompany the scones was brilliant. For Children the creative ideas... More

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Cornwall
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Stunning gardens and parkland, staff were really friendly and helpful, highly recommended. The walk around the lake to the cascade and temple in particular is recommended

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Bowood H, Marketing Director at Bowood House and Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of your recent visit. Your walk is one of the loveliest in the pleasure grounds, the peace of the area around the Lake and Temple is a truly magical experience with its views across to the House in the distance. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit and hope to welcome you back again soon. More

England
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56 reviews 56 reviews
26 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We visited on a Saturday and were lucky enough to discover a voucher for two for one entry, so for two adults & two children it only cost £23. I loved that there weren't lots of signs disturbing the peaceful walk near the lake. No 'keep away from the water' or fences around things. There were so many beautiful things... More

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Bowood H, Marketing Director at Bowood House and Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review of your recent visit to Bowood. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit so much and it made a lovely family day out - it really is a beautiful place at this time of year with so much to do. We do hope to see you and your family again soon. More

Midlands
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Excellent adventure playground for children up to 12 years.. Beautiful grounds to wander around and explore. And an interesting house to look round.

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Bowood H, Marketing Directlor at Bowood House and Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review of your visit to Bowood. The Adventure Playground is enjoyed so much by children who come to the House & Gardens and with so much space they can really run and play to their hearts content. Do hope to welcome you back soon. More

Brockenhurst, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We spent a most enjoyable day at Bowood ., the gardens are stunning they lead down to a lake with cascade. There is plenty to see and do especially for the children there's a wonderful adventure playground and small farm birthdays and parties can be arranged, children's play area doesn't intrude . The house is interesting lots of marvellous displays,... More

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Bowood H, Marketing Director at Bowood House and Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review of your recent visit to Bowood. It is lovely to read that you managed to see all that this beautiful Estate has to offer and enjoyed your day with us. We hope to see you again soon. More

Worthing, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We spent an enjoyable afternoon exploring the house and gardens. Not a great deal to see in the house but what there is makes for interesting reading. Lovely walk down to the lake and over to the cascade and caves. A wonderful place to take children as there is plenty to occupy them in the play area.

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Bowood H, Marketing Director at Bowood House and Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review of your recent visit. We are delighted to enjoyed exploring so much of the House and Gardens, it really is a beautiful time of year to see the parkland and gardens in full flower. We hope to welcome you back soon. More

Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Absolutely stunning gardens and beautiful house. We thoroughly enjoyed our walk around the beautiful grounds at Bowood. A gentle stroll around the lake to the temple, waterfall and grotto. The house holds such amazing history and you're able to take your time and soak up the atmosphere. The new guide in the house was ever so helpful and more than... More

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Bowood H, Marketing Director at Bowood House and Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review of your visit to Bowood. We are delighted you enjoyed exploring all that this glorious House & Gardens have to offer and it is a beautiful time of year to come. We look forward to welcoming you to The Spa at Bowood Hotel next time you visit for a relaxed treatment and swim overlooking... More

Marlborough, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Very friendly and helpful staff and good quality food at very reasonable prices, in the Cafe and in the restaurant. Lots of goodies cooked there :)

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Bowood H, Marketing Director at Bowood House and Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review, we are delighted you enjoyed your visit with us and look forward to welcoming you again soon. More

Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Came here to set up and run stall for an organic herbal cosmetic company . Brilliant staff very well organised and friendly , lovely atmosphere. Eclectic mixture of stands from charities to dog chews ! There were an incredible number of dogs all day in the sun but they were perfectly behaved, just a few suggestions . Move the bar... More

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Bowood H, Marketing Director at Bowood House and Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Bowood's Charity Dog Show, your feedback is much appreciated and will be passed on to the team. We hope to see you again next year. More

Reading, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Choosing an unpopular day gave us a lot of privacy to view the house at our leisure . A lot of interesting exhibits. Classy paintings, quality marble statues, beautiful insignia and touching wartime family history. Hopefully you will be as lucky as we were and the rain will ease off allowing you to enjoy the well manicured gardens and go... More

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Bowood H, Marketing Director at Bowood House and Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback about your recent visit to Bowood. With so much to explore both inside and out, the weather rarely dampens this beautiful Estate. The sunny weather has brought on the gardens so that the terraces are coming into full flower and the arboretum is awash of green. We do hope we will welcome you back soon. More

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