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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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Beautiful!

A beautifully kept house, full of exquisite art, set in magnificent parkland-walking around was like being in a Jane Austen novel! There were loads of families as the park has... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Dornoch, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The gardens were very attractive and the whole area is reasonable flat so getting about is not challenging We found the rooms and chapel in the house interesting, particularly art work on walls Staff were helpful and informative pointing out hidden doors for staff to use when serving the gentry. The place is not so large that you need to... More 

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Thank John D
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33 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed at the hotel in May, but didn't get time to visit the gardens, and we are so glad we did now If you have kids and its a nice day and you want them to have a good run-out then this is the place to go It truly has one of the best out door areas i have... More 

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carfiff
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here with my husband and 3 children 7,3,2 absolutely beautiful place. We took a picnic as reading some reviews the restaurants are expensive. Lots of areas to sit and eat and even though we came here in the summer holidays it wasn't as crazy as I had expected. We will definitely return

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Thank rea14
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Not only are all my favourite childhood playing memories here as a grown up some of the events that go on are very entertaining. We went to the dog show it was wonderful I would go every year (mostly because we won.) staff are amazing and the grounds are in beautiful condition. Great for all ages

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A beautifully kept house, full of exquisite art, set in magnificent parkland-walking around was like being in a Jane Austen novel! There were loads of families as the park has great play facilities for children-& is therefore very popular with families. However, this did not detract from our enjoyment of the place. Walking by the lake in the sunshine, we... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have been a few times with children aged 3-13 years. Everyone has enjoyed themselves in the adventure playground- especially on the vertical slide. The grounds are beautiful and we love the cave and the little wood beyond it. This time - back in July - we found the staff especially helpful. Our car broke down in the car park... More 

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Thank scaz m
Chippenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A Wiltshire treasure for the children with a play park staffed by young adults to keep an eye out for any problems. The grounds by Capability Brown, are a pleasure to walk or preamble around, take time out and sit by the lake side or in the Doric temple. The house is magnificent from this view point. A look around... More 

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Thank Tom B
Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The house is beautiful and the grounds a fabulous. There is a wonderful childrens adventure playground.

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Calne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

How old is excellent for all, the kids and us adults love it. The adventure park is wonderful for a whole day of fun

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful house and grounds. Only a small part of the house is opened but it is very well done with plenty of information about the Lansdowne family history and how the property was developed, particularly the beautiful grounds landscaped by Lancelot "Capability" Brown. There is a little chapel where they do monthly organ recitals and the house hosts a beautiful... More 

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