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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.
Disabled parking only
Since opening to visitors in 1993, we've encouraged people to arrive by green means. This has allowed us not only to maintain Prior Park as a green space within the heart of the World Heritage Site City of Bath, but also to reserve what limited parking we have for our less able visitors.
Arriving by car
If you wish to arrive by car, you'll need to park in one of the public car parks in the centre of Bath. The two nearest car parks are at Southgate and Avon Street.
Arriving by bus
Take a taxi
If you're coming as a group, it can work out cheaper to get a taxi up to Prior Park, as it's a very short journey from the city centre. Taxis can be found outside the train station or at the Orange Grove taxi rank.