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Bowood House and Gardens

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Address: Route A4 | Derry Hill village, Derry Hill, Chippenham, England
Phone Number: 441249812102
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Pretty - but what a shame about the manor house!

The orangery is lovely, and the Robert Adam fireplace is a particular highlight - but what a shame the manor house was knocked down :-(

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 23, 2015
Marion H
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a family favourite while our children were between 5 and 10 years old. The gardens are lovely and the play area is fantastic It is fairly expensive but you can spend the day there in the summer

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Have visited the house and gardens on numerous occasions at all times of the year and the gardens are amazing with the colours and layout , the house is a place of beauty and elegance . Have also been lucky enough to play golf on their golf course which is up there with the best

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

Hello Paul L L Many thanks for your lovely review - I'm really pleased that you had fun on your visit to Bowood House and also that you have enjoyed our lovely golf course in the past. Hope you can come back and see the House next season (it opens again on March 25th, 2016) or the golf club (which... More 

Chippenham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

Great day out for all the family. Beautiful gardens and house. Amazing playground for the children. We love picnicking and playing in the trees.

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Thank emss65
Bowood H, Marketing Director at Bowood House and Gardens, responded to this review

Hello emss65 Many thanks for your kind review - I'm really pleased you and the family had a lovely day with us at Bowood. We open again next season on March 25th - I hope you can make a return visit. With kind regards. More 

Windsor, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

Travelled here for the day during half term to meet my sister and her children, as its a halfway point for us. What a wonderful wonderful day we had! From the lovely hot chocolate we had in the cafe when we arrived to the breathtaking view that greeted us when we finally got the main house, a great day was... More 

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

Hello Sarah I Many thanks for your kind review - I'm really pleased you, your sister and children had a lovely day with us at Bowood. We open again next season on March 25th - I hope you can make a return visit. With kind regards. More 

Castle Combe, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Arrived just as it was opening so for about an hour we had parts much to ourselves. We also had 2 children 6-8 with us. Lots to interest children. The climbs and slides of their main children area is spot on and there are lots of places to sit and picnic. Our children played there for about 2 hours in... More 

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

Hello Middledene Many thanks for your kind review - I'm really pleased you and the children had a had a lovely day at Bowood. We open again next season on March 25th - I hope you can make a return visit. With kind regards. More 

Bristol
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

Stunning grounds and gardens, fascinating house and our 7 year old had the time of his life in the playground. Loved the caves and waterfall - wish we had more time but will definitely be back soon to see all the things we couldn't fit into one day!

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

Hello VeryHappyLo Many thanks for your kind review - I'm really pleased you had a lovely day and that your 7 year old enjoyed the playground. We open again next season on March 25th - I hope you can make a return visit. With kind regards. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

The orangery is lovely, and the Robert Adam fireplace is a particular highlight - but what a shame the manor house was knocked down :-(

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

Hello Marion H Many thanks for your review. Yes a great shame that the larger part of the house was demolished in the 1950's but I'm pleased you discovered that what is left is still very beautiful and well worth a visit. With kind regards. More 

Sudbury, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

It is an amazing place to take children, hours of fun, great place for a picnic or go to the restaurant for a meal. Well worth a visit.

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

Hello jennie h Many thanks for your kind review - I'm really pleased you had a lovely day with your grandsons. We open again next season on March 25th - I hope you can make a return visit. With kind regards. More 

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32 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

I had no idea what to expect here and was blown away with how lovely it is..huge massive park which is BRILLIANT! A giant pirate ship and huge slides and everything a kid could want. The gardens are stunning, don't miss the waterfall and the hermit houses! An odd thing to mention but weather permitting take your shoes off and... More 

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

Hello Solemi11 Many thanks for your lovely review - I'm really pleased you enjoyed your visit to Bowood (and I will pass on your comments to Lord Lansdowne about how nice you found his grass). We open again for the season on March 25th next year - do come back and see us. With kind regards. More 

Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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251 reviews
102 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

We got free entry with our HHA membership, but at £11 for adult entry, this is good value anyway. Lots of picturesque and interesting grounds to walk around and plenty to see in the house. Don't forget to visit the exhibitions upstairs!

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Thank Angu5
Bowood H, Marketing Director at Bowood House and Gardens, responded to this review

Hello Angu5 Many thanks for your kind review - we love to welcome our friends from the HHA. Do come back and see us next season (we open again on March 25th, 2016). With kind regards More 

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