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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.

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.


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.

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.

Georgian splendour

Celebrate the 300 years of Georgian grace and elegance here at Prior Park

George I was crowned in 1714 and this is the perfect year to discover graceful living, Georgian style. Visit us and 16 other museums, only in Bath.

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