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Prior Park Landscape Gardens (NT)

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Address: Landscape Gardens (NT) Ralph Allen Drive, Bath BA2 5AH, England
Phone Number: +44 1225 833977
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A beautiful 18th-century landscape garden featuring the Palladian Bridge,...

A beautiful 18th-century landscape garden featuring the Palladian Bridge, which is magically sited on a scenic lake with sweeping views of the city of Bath.

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Beautifully reflective gardens

So close to the City of Bath yet tranquil and reflective. Designed they say by Capability Brown and owned by Ralph Allen. An hour or so to go around the paths and take in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Caroline B
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Bristol
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Bristol
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

So close to the City of Bath yet tranquil and reflective. Designed they say by Capability Brown and owned by Ralph Allen. An hour or so to go around the paths and take in the design, the views. Not flower gardens these are trees and bushes with the sinuous flow of water which makes this landscape design very special. There... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I went here yesterday morning with my nan. It is a wonderful garden with lots to see and we spent two hours walking around and admiring the scenery. They have a nice little café which serves tea and cake. My favourite part was watching the birds by the lake. We even saw a heron! The only negative is that there... More 

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Austin, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited 2016-08-22 at 1015. This garden seems to work with nature rather than against it. The bridge is unique, and the views of Bath are wonderful. This is an excellent place for a walk. The trails can be steep.

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Thank GKLott
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After living in the area for the past six years we finally made it to the Prior Park. Other than the parking almost becoming an issue we had an amazing time. When we arrived there was sign saying there was only parking for disabled which it didn't say on their website (or I missed it ) but they allowed us... More 

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Anna K, Visitor experience co-ordinator at Prior Park Landscape Gardens (NT), responded to this review

Thanks so much for your lovely review Alicia. We do our best to make it clear that there is only disabled parking available on our website and in the members handbook, but I'm glad that our reception staff were able to accommodate you and your mother on this occasion. I hope we'll see you back regularly to enjoy more cake... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Can't believe I've not visited Prior Park gardens before as I live in Bath. What a wonderful hidden gem. Once past the entrance you wouldn't believe you were so close to a city as so peaceful and tranquil. Stunning views across the city. And a very picturesque Bridge over the lake. Great rotten trail for the kids. The day we... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The gardens are not huge, but are very beautiful and relaxing. Parking is poor, with only disabled parking close to the site, but we walked from Bath, so that wasn't a problem. there is also a bus to right outside the entrance. The lakes and bridge are very photogenic. Walks have been laid out and provide good views of the... More 

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1 Thank GaryS50036
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We're NT members and so went to explore- what a gem. Breath taking views! Not good if you have mobility problems though.

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Rocky Mount, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I loved seeing the views, and I took some great photos of the bridge, but be warned that the terrain here is tough. There are two entrances: one at the top and one at the bottom. The bottom is for pedestrians only and is lesser known. If you want access to the bridge, go to the lower entrance. (But know... More 

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Bournemouth
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great views of Bath from the top of the garden and the Palladian bridge is delightful. The gardens have a great heritage and background story. Just the right size for a one hour visit. No parking at the location though so not quite sure what you will do with the car if you drive there. You can walk but its... More 

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DERBYSHIRE
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great one if you are an NT member, otherwise you have to pay.. Interesting landscaped gardens with a good interpretation for the grotto and other areas. Not one for flower lovers. Nice tea shed. Good to start the Bath Skyline walk from here too (go out the bottom gate and up the hill and you will pick up the path)

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