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Address: Route A4 | Derryhill village, Derry Hill, Chippenham, England
Phone Number: 01249 812102
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Lovely day out.

A great house to look around the grounds are perfect for an afternoon stroll. We really enjoyed our day out here.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Amberjs86
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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

A great house to look around the grounds are perfect for an afternoon stroll. We really enjoyed our day out here.

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WestCountry
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Constantly good value to have a season ticket, and let children round around date adventure playground all day. Safe and well attended by (locally) employed staff.............

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Wroughton, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We visited Bowood House & it was the most glorious occasion. Our friend who accompanied us was in a wheelchair & we were shown to a parking place right next to the house. All the staff are delightful & helpful & made us feel very welcome. The house is stunning with beautiful paintings, antiques & furniture on display. There is... More 

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

Hello Janey PT-M T Thank you for your lovely review - I'm really pleased you enjoyed your visit. We are busy getting ready to open again for the new season on March 27th - do try and come back and see us. With best wishes More 

Chippenham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This is a lovely place to visit we go to the ladies lunches on a regular basis, I do feel the food could be a little better but the atmosphere makes up for it The lectures we have are very interesting and the people who attend are very friendly. the staff are always pleasant and very attentive well worth a... More 

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

Hello Grace B Many thanks for your review - I'm pleased you enjoy our Lady's lunches. Keep an eye on our website for details of the next one. Kind regards David Owen More 

London
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40 reviews 40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Well worth a visit, but check opening times. 100 acres of beautiful parkland (designed by ‘Capability’ Brown) with a lake, arboretum, pinetum and cascade. Perfect for walks and exploring. Bowood House itself has a wealth of antique from Queen Victoria’s wedding chair to Napoleon’s death mask and an extensive art collection.During the spring (late April to early June) there are... More 

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

Hello Everyoneawinner Many thanks for your kind review - really pleased you enjoyed your time at Bowood. We open again on March 27th for the season - do come back and see us. Kind regards More 

Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014 via mobile

I visited Bowood House specifically to go to Lady Lansdowne's Christmas extravaganza. The House was decorated nicely and there was a lovely christmas tree. The christmas crafts were nice but many stalls of the same type, cashmere and candles. The show was not huge and so didn't take too long to look round. The cafe was very small and consisted... More 

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

Hello Efjf48 Thanks for visiting the Christmas Extravaganza. I'm sorry about the issue with your pushchair - there simply is not room for them but you are right in that this should have been mentioned on the website (duly noted for next year). With regard to the price - all the money goes to charity (The Bobby Van Trust) so... More 

Bath, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

You have to give this attraction a whole day of your time though. The adventure playground is one of the best around, the only trouble will be tearing the kids away to see the other attractions the House and Grounds has to offer. The picnic areas around the playground are clean and tidy. Everything is well maintained and attended to.... More 

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

Hello Tom C Many thanks for your review - I'm delighted you enjoyed all that Bowood has to offer. We open again for next year's season on March 27th - I do hope you can come back and see us. Kind regards. More 

USA
Top Contributor
187 reviews 187 reviews
30 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The great park of the Lansdowne estate is well landscaped and there is a pleasant walking trail. The gardens are small but we were there in late October when they are certainly not showing their best. The "house" is rather disappointing - the real house was torn down and what remains is interesting, but not much more than a room... More 

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

Hello GaddisGadabout Many thanks for your review. The gardens are nice in October but as you say not at their best. We open again on March 27tth so why not visit again in the Spring or Summer when the gardens are beautiful. We also have an amazing Rhododendron garden that flowers for 6 weeks in May/June - well worth a... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Recently came here as a group of 3 adults with 2 children aged 5 and 8 years old. Strongly recommend Bowood House as a day out, the children loved the adventure playground and there was plenty of seating around the play area to keep watch on them. Beautiful house and grounds with friendly staff (one of which showed us the... More 

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

Hello Rachael H Many thanks for your kind review - I'm really please that you and the children enjoyed your day with us. We open again for the season on March 27th next year - hope you can back and see us then. Regards More 

Chippenham, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
9 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The adventure playground keeps our grandsons (6 & 8) entertained for hours and hours. Not cheap, but it's so good to find something that requires no effort on our part and where we have to drag them away rather than them getting bored and wanting to move on to something else. Much better for them than video games at home.

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

Hello alc59 Many thanks for your nice review. As your grandsons like the adventure playground so much you might like to think about a season ticket for next season which works out as a really cost effective way to visit (after your 4th visit you are effectively coming for free). We open again on March 27th, 2015. Kind regards More 

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