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“Lovely oasis...”

Prior Park Landscape Gardens (NT)
Ranked #6 of 155 things to do in Bath
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Owner description: 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.
Bath, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Lovely oasis...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

The gardens have been very well looked after by the National Trust and it makes a lovely outing for an afternoon. Bear in mind it is a sloping site and can be hard work if pushing a wheelchair or buggy.

Visited September 2012
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“Outstanding and panoramic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2013

We joined family and friends at a wedding at the Prior Park Chapel overlooking the panoramic landscaped gardens and grounds. The Chapel led out to this amazing view over Bath and the famous Palladian Bridge and lake in the distance. The buildings at Prior Park are magnificent, built of local Bath stone, and the location just perfect. Looking down upon the NT grounds from the higher level, they entice you to take a stroll through the woods to the Palladian Bridge.
I understand that these buildings and grounds were created by Ralph Allen, Postmaster General. He owned the local Bath stone quarries and developed this whole area.
When visiting Bath do take time to visit this wonderful place, it is slightly out of the city in an elevated position but easily accessed by car or local bus.

Visited July 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Must do!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2013

wonderful setting of these most amazing gardens and of course the bridge....got to see it for yourselves!

Visited July 2013
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California Hot Springs, California
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47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“pretty much why you go to England”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2013

Just a lovely walk through lovely grounds. Staff is friendly, paths easy, a couple hours to a picnic day - anything would be nice. National Trust property, and here's a plug to buy the membership and USE it throughout the UK.

Visited May 2013
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Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Very Peaceful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2013

The employees at the gate were very friendly and helpful, and pointed out a few interesting places that people sometimes miss. We wandered around for several hours, and it was beautiful and peaceful. The trees are huge and ancient and beautiful, and the dozens of species of birds were great. Highly recommended.

Visited June 2013
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