Alexandra Park
Alexandra Park
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Acquired by the city of Bath in 1896 and opened in 1902, this city park is located on top of Beechen Cliff and is a popular area for walking, picnicking and relaxing.
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Don M
New Westminster, Canada67 contributions
Sep 2022
Great view over Bath from the south. The park is located at the top of a very steep climb, partially stairs, but a vigorous 15 minute climb. Take the underpass by the bus station and keep right and follow the signs. There are two viewpoints with largely unobstructed views of the city.
Written October 3, 2022
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Kevin D
Abingdon, UK246 contributions
Mar 2021
This is kinda only a thing that locals would know about or do, because it offers fantastic views of Bath, especially of the hills to the north and east, it is quite a _yomp_ out of the city and up one of those hills.

That said, if you do walk it, there is a really nice route from Calton Gardens up through the forrest with wild garlic EVERYWHERE (depending the time of year -- of course).

When we went there, there was a little van selling choux buns which were *to die for*

When descending, we took the east path down to Alexandra road where you are further blessed with some extremely attractive houses.
Written March 30, 2021
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Andy
Bristol, UK24 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
Although the walk up to the top of the park is very very steep and takes a good 10 minutes (depending on which way you got, there are two routes that I know of), the views at the very top just cant be beaten. You can see across the whole side of the stunning city, seeing it lit up at night is simply mesmerising. Definitely a must do in Bath!
Written February 13, 2020
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fredh133
Edinburgh, UK65 contributions
Jul 2020
This is a bit of a hike if you are getting there on foot. Advise taking the car but watch out for the narrow entrance at the top and you have to register for an app called MIPermit - first hour is free. Disappointing the main vantage point is slightly obscured by greenery.
Written July 20, 2020
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LGarner96
Rotherham, UK92 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
The climb up is awfully steep. Be prepared to have a good puff and pant trying to get up here. Once at the top the views of Bath are simply stunning. The trees could've done with a bit of trimming back to get the full landscape but it was beautiful nonetheless. Definitely recommend but take it easy walking up the hill.
Written October 17, 2020
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Alison C
Leamington Spa, England, United Kingdom43 contributions
Jan 2023
A great spot to enjoy the view over Bath. We didn't really take the time to enjoy the rest of the park. We arrived from the West and left down some very steep steps by the allotments to the North East. Not sure that I would have enjoyed the walk up the steps!
Written January 20, 2023
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Aaron D
London, UK31 contributions
Aug 2020
We walked up to the park, we found ou, the long way. It was a bit of a hike but worth it. We came down via Jacobs Ladder, a set of stairs that brought us straight to the bottom of the hill.
Written August 15, 2020
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hijackt
Auckland, New Zealand5 contributions
Jan 2011
This location to view Bath is quite a secret. I live in Bath and must admit that most of the time I see locals out walking their dogs in Alexandra Park and not many people admiring the glorious view.

After stuffing youself with a big lunch in town, burn it all off with a short walk up to the park. Head south towards the train station, pass under masonry arches left of the station, over the bridge across the river, cross over the road at the lights, bare right to then walk up Lyncombe Hill until you get to Calton Walk. Walk westerly along that road until you meet a set of concrete steps. Climb to the top and walk left until it's quite obvious that you're experiencing the best view of Bath.
Written January 20, 2011
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BathKaren10
Bath34 contributions
Walk or bus to Bear Flat and then walk to the park up steep hill. Worth the walk. Amazing views.
Written March 21, 2010
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davehous
Gloucester, UK141 contributions
Apr 2016 • Friends
This is a park to take a picnic to on a nice sunny afternoon and grab a seat with the magnificent views of Bath below and just watch the world go by. It is also a place I would love to visit with my camera at sunset to try to grab my wonder shot of this beautiful city.

The park is a little off the tourist trail in so much that it is very high up and involves a certain amount of effort to get here in the first place. Should you drive, the entrance is at the end of Shakespeare Avenue where you can enter the park and follow a circular route around the park where there is ample parking.

Here are the directions should you decide to walk there from the city centre. If you are not super fit then it will take you around 15-20 minutes once you start on the incline, perhaps 25-30 minutes with a few breather stops on the way.

Get yourself to the train station. As you stand with Debenhams behind you looking at the station entrance you will see a couple of tunnels to the far left going under the railway line. Take the pedestrian tunnel and you will see a footbridge over the river ahead of you. On the other side, cross the pedestrian crossing to the other side of the busy road. Turn right for about 25 metres and then take the road to your left leading up Lyncombe Hill. After about 25 metres turn right into Carlton Road and on your left after less than 10 metres you will see some steps which is the path leading towards Alexandra Park.

There are about 400 steps to negotiate. What was not clear is that the long treads in between each step are on an incline too. There is no disguising the fact that this is going to be a steep climb up to the top and it gets your heart pumping like crazy. I don’t really mind steps but I did need to stop a couple of times to gulp in some air and let my heartbeat return to some degree of normality.

Once at the top you are rewarded with the beautiful park and the incredible views and you can feel chuffed with yourself that you walked here under your own steam. When you have finished in the park you can look forward to the downward journey again.

A park that you have to make some effort to get to, but it is all worth it.
Written May 4, 2016
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