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Beautiful and intimate 18th-century landscape garden

One of only four Palladian bridges of this design in the world can be crossed at Prior Park, which was created in the 18th century by local entrepreneur Ralph Allen, with advice from 'Capability' Brown and the poet Alexander Pope.

The garden is set in a sweeping valley where visitors can enjoy magnificent views of Bath. Restoration of the 'Wilderness' has reinstated the Serpentine Lake, Cascade and Cabinet.

A five-minute walk leads to the Bath Skyline, a six-mile circular route encompassing beautiful woodlands and meadows, an Iron Age hill fort, Roman settlements, 18th-century follies and spectacular views.

Hallowe'en trail

Which is the spookiest pumpkin of them all?

Sat 25 Oct - Sun 2 Nov, 10am - 3.30pm

Join us this Hallowe'en for our spooky trail. Follow clues to find our scary scarecrows and plump pumpkins around the garden to receive a treat.

£1 per trail (including members).
 

How to get here

Disabled parking only.

Since opening, we've encouraged people to arrive by green means. Buses run regularly from the city centre - you'll need to catch the no.1 bus, or the red City Sightseeing bus.

BEHTA award

So proud of everyone who has made Prior Park such a special place to visit!

We’re delighted to have won in the first year of the Bath Events, Hospitality & Tourism Awards. Prior Park won best Small Visitor Attraction of the Year and will now be put forward for the National Tourism Awards, 2015.

City to garden walk

The Chinese Rock Gate entrance to Prior Park

Tue 16 Sep & Tue 7 Oct,
10am - 12noon

Join a free guided walk from Bath city centre, through Widcombe to Prior Park Landscape Garden, taking in beautiful views along the way. Learn about the local history and have a rare chance to enter the garden through the Chinese Rock Gate.

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