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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.

Dog walking

Bring your dogs here for a lovel walk

We love dogs and they are more than welcome to explore the garden with you. Bring your furry friend for a walk on the winding woodland paths, a stroll by the lakes or do the whole loop around the garden.

More about dogs at Prior Park

How to get here

Disabled parking only.

Since opening, we've encouraged people to arrive by green means. Catch the no.1 bus or the red City Sightseeing bus from various locations in the city.

Dress for the weather

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.

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