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Bowood House and Gardens

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Address: Route A4 | Derry Hill village, Derry Hill, Chippenham SN11 0LZ, England
Phone Number: 441249812102
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Bowood house and gardens

Lovely place to visit vast grounds snd the house is lovely. The rhodedenron wall is beautifell in April/May. Great for children to run about, there is a cafe or take a picnic in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Lovely place to visit vast grounds snd the house is lovely. The rhodedenron wall is beautifell in April/May. Great for children to run about, there is a cafe or take a picnic in the holidays or after school. There id also Bowood golf course next door

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Gloucester
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great parkland with a lovely waterfall for the kids to play in but a little bit expensive really they could do with a price reduction for just the grounds then maybe it would be a 5 star and not 3!

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Thank alcistra
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I came here with my husband and his parents who were visiting for the weekend. I was a bit surprised at the steep ticket cost, but I thought exploring the house and landscaped gardens would make up for it. But no, that wasn't the case. I didn't realize a family is still living in a section of the home so... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Been here today with my mum and Dad, wife and 3 children. I haven been here for 20 odd years as I used to come when I was a kid but moved away. I can say that it hasn't changed, still the same place just a little more expensive. We brought our own food to save money but apart from... More 

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Thank TheTraveller044
Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stunning grounds, beautiful house, lots to see there, the grounds are so vast and simply stunning, you could easily spend a day relaxing and taking it all in. What a lovely way to spend the day. We ate at the restaurant, it was very expensive, it was lovely food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the clubhouse brasserie for a light lunch and was not disappointed. Sandwich and fries were fantastic with service to match. Decor a bit naff, according to my wife, but being a bloke that's not my thing. Would highly recommend this hidden jewel as it's far better than most of the pubs within a 3 mile radius.

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Thank Jon M
Chippenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The grandchildren (and their mother!!) were wanting to visit the Adventure playground - to wear off a little surplus energy......... We also visited the house (excellent guides, especially the lady who looked at the magnificent 'extra' embroidery currently exhibited.) Whole experience feels less restricted than many similar houses (Longleat house was not a good experience, for example, with over cautious... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a pleasant day out with Grandchildren and Grandparents, somewhere to take them whether the weather if fine and sunny or not so nice.

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Thank Patricia T
Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited for a family get together, age ranges from 2years to 80years. Under 2's are free, and senior citizens a £2 pound reduction on the £12 entrance fee. We initially met in the cafe ( can use this without paying entrance fee), and then separated for an hour or so, which enabled some of our party to explore the house... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Visited today with a friend. What a beautiful place. The house & gardens are stunning. The rose garden was an absolute delight to behold. Very good value for money. We spent a good 3 hours there. You must walk around the lake & see the water cascade. All the staff we encountered were lovely. There is the little restaurant by... More 

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