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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.

Christmas walks

Prior Park open every weekend in winter

Prior Park open every weekend in winter

Spend quality time with family and friends this Christmas season whilst strolling Prior Park's intimate Georgian garden. Take in the fresh, cool air as you explore the winding paths, discover the 18th century garden features and take in views of the city of Bath. Warm up afterwards with a hot beverage by our glowing brazier.

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.

Catch the no.1 bus from Dorchester Street or the red City Sightseeing bus (Skyline route) from various locations in the city (Manvers St, Terrace Walk, North Parade and Great Pulteney St).

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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