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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.
Things to do
- Take in the stunning scenic and city views
- Relax by the lakes watching the rambunctious swan family
- Catch a sight of some buzzards and peregrine falcons
- Follow the tree trail around the garden
- Extend your day by experiencing the Bath Skyline
City to Garden walk
Tues 25 Feb & Tues 25 March, 10am – 12pm
Join a free guided walk from Bath city centre, through Widcombe to Prior Park Landscape Garden, taking in beautiful views along the way.
RSPB bird walk
Sun 23 March, 11am and 2pm
Join the RSPB from Bath & District for a unique walk around the garden. Learn about the city’s birds and spot a few whilst enjoying the garden’s usual Georgian splendour.
Cadbury Easter Egg Trail
Sat 19 – Mon 21 April, 10am–4.30pm
Become an Eggsplorer at Prior Park. Follow our Cadbury Easter Egg Trail and collect the egg clues to receive your Cadbury chocolate Egghead prize.
£1.50 per trail