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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.

Wild Wednesdays

50 Things: Pond dipping

Thrills, hills, sun and fun. Join us on Wed 20 & 27 Aug, 10.30am-12.30pm. Collect your free '50 things to do before you're 11 ¾' scrapbook from visitor reception and head out for a wild adventure.

How to get here

Unfortunately from 11 Aug - 8 Sep bus services will not stop at Prior Park due to road closures. The nearest stop is at the top of Ralph Allen Drive via the no.1 bus. The red City Sightseeing bus will not operate in the area during this time.

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 2 & 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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