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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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A hidden garden on the outskirts of Bath

We spent a pleasant hour exploring these garden, there are hidden views throughout the gardens with views appearing around each corner. The Palladium bridge is the centrepiece of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Leo_Allan
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Congleton, United Kingdom
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Congleton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We spent a pleasant hour exploring these garden, there are hidden views throughout the gardens with views appearing around each corner. The Palladium bridge is the centrepiece of the gardens but it is being damaged by thoughtless individuals who think it's acceptable to carve their names on it.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was happily overwhelmed by the tranquility of Prior Park Landscape Garden. It is definitely worth a visit to walk around and enjoy the beauty of the garden and escape into nature. I found it very easy to get to via public transportation from the Bath bus station and the staff at the entry (and exits) to the garden very... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are talking the time to do the Skyline Walk in Bath it is well worth your time to plan for an extension into Prior Park. There's a nice loop providing views of bath, Ralph Allen's house and a rare Palladian bridge. Starting from the entry way, loop up to the house, down to the bridge and then take... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We caught the No 1 Bus from Bath City Centre to this NT property. I was an NT member so no charge, otherwise a £6.50 admission charge - so not cheap. There are few flowers here but a very well maintained hillside with trees and a fantastic Palladian Bridge and superb views over Bath. Unfortunately the Serpentine Lake seemed to... More 

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East Midlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Last time I visited the gardens weren't open to the public so you could only view the Palladian bridge from the terrace by the school. Now you can wander down through the garden. The bus dropped us at the entrance - great if you have a bus pass - and we were able to walk down through the gardens and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Upon arrival, the main gate has entrance fees displayed. When we got to pay the man working tried pushing us to join a package for a year membership and entry to multiple parks. We declined and he charged us more than we expected. When my boyfriend pointed out that entry was only 6.50 he goes, "oh, you want to pay... More 

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

Dear Inessa, I am sorry you feel that the pricing wasn't clear to you when you arrived. As a charity, we offer a Gift Aid price which means that we are able to claim the tax back from the UK government. This is the price all visitors are offered on arrival to all National Trust properties, as advised by HMRC.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I only had an hour and was guided to the right place to have a good view at the Palladian bridge (my main reason to visit). It's a National Trust site - if you want to visit several NT sites it is a good idea to buy a 7 or 14 days pass before travelling to the UK!. As always... More 

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Thank HelloBalou
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hold under National Trust. Very nice staff which was helpful. The Park is really outstanding and good for children to go there w/ the families. There is also tea shed where you can enjoy tea/coffee and cake whilst looking at the lake and the bridge. It was a nice day out.

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Thank Kate V
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked to this attraction and truly enjoyed the views. We lay down on the grass too! It is simply beautiful and a must on a trip to bath.

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Thank prasan68
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Prior Park in June by taking the new detour path down from the Skyline walk, it was well worth the climb. It was a quiet day in the park the weather wasn't the best but it made it perfect for a very romantic marriage proposal on that gorgeous bridge, obviously I said yes!

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

Thank you so much for your review Tanya, and how exciting to hear about your engagement! We wish you many happy years together, and look forward to welcoming you back to the garden to create more special memories. Best wishes from the whole team. More 

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