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“A Park with a View” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Prior Park Landscape Gardens (NT)

Prior Park Landscape Gardens (NT)
Ranked #7 of 150 things to do in Bath
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A Park with a View”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

I was interested in exploring some of the lesser known parks in the UK and can highly recommend spend a half day enjoying Prior Park. While you can take a city bus up the hill to the top of the park, it is also an invigorating and enjoyable 30 minute walk. The views looking back at Bath are beautiful. There are a number of walks to take around and through the park. There is also a tea 'shed' where you can enjoy some light fare and enjoy the pastoral setting. We encountered a very informative park employee who gave us a number of helpful guidelines on how best to see the park. Ended up becoming members of the National Trust!

Visited September 2013
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“a little piece of paradise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

a beautiful place to visit that I recommend if you want to relax and complete your visit of Bath. (and if you're a fan of Jane Austen, you'll feel as if you're walking in one of Austen's heroines steps)

Visited April 2013
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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“lovely peace”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

spectacular views and really peaceful relaxing gardens. Small tearoom. A steep hill walk to get there unless you take the bus and there is no parking for cars.

Visited September 2013
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Cleethorpes, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

What a gorgeous place to take a stroll, stunning views of Bath and the surrounding area. There is only disabled parking available which is slightly ridiculous as it isn't really ideal for the disabled. It would be very difficult pushing a wheelchair around as the paths are very steep in some areas. You also have to watch your step as in places it's very slippery. If you drive to the top of the hill and go straight ahead at the crossroads there is some on street parking available, though not much. We went first thing in the morning so were able to get parked. The staff are extremely friendly, helpful and knowledgable and are a credit to the National Trust. You could spend anything from an hour to perhaps half a day here though not much to entertain little ones.

Visited September 2013
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Cleethorpes, United Kingdom
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“A good way to spend an hour and a half, or even longer if you have the time”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

We're National Trust members, so it didn't cost anything on the day, but think the admission price on the day is a little steep for what you get, but there's still some restoration work that needs to be done.

Only criticism would be parking, there isn't any, only disabled, and with no other pointers or recommendations were parking is available, it would help.

The walk around provides some spectacular views if the house, the bridge, dams, lakes and of Bath.

It's up and down hill, quite steep in places, so be prepared.

A peaceful and enjoyable finish to our weekend in Bath.

Visited September 2013
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