Frequently asked questions

Our reception team are there to offer a warm welcome

Can I bring my dog? Where can I park? Is there a way to get to the Skyline from the garden? Here you'll find all the answers to your questions.

Parking

There is no general visitor car park at Prior Park, just a small number of spaces for blue badge holders. We recommend visitors park in one of the city centre car parks and walk up to the garden or catch the bus. The number 2 bus (First group) towards Combe Down stop at the gates of the garden, as does the City sightseeing bus (Skyline tour - stop Q).

Blue badge holders should call ahead to book a parking space as space is very limited, especially at the weekend when the garden is busier. Call visitor reception on 01225 833422, or the office on 01225 833977.

Dogs

You are very welcome to bring your dog to Prior Park. We simply ask that he or she is kept on a lead at all times, and any mess is cleaned up. We have poo bags at reception and water bowls at reception and the Tea Shed. If you'd like a longer walk, ask our reception staff about the Bath Skyline walk.

Photography

There are some great pictures to be had in the garden. The changing seasons offer an ever varied landscape, and we love to see your snaps on social media.

For any comercial photography or filming, wedding and engagement shoots, family photo shoots, student photography/filming, and photography carried out by professional photographers to advertise and benfeit their business, you must first contact us for more information on licenses, fees and our booking process. Please email priorpark@nationaltrust.org.uk at the earliest stages of planning.

Picnics

There are some fabulous spots for picnicking in the garden, and there are blankets you can borrow from the Tea Shed. The Tea Shed is also a great spot to top up your treats, with cake and other refreshments available.

Getting to the Bath Skyline

The Bath Skyline offers self-led walking trails of various lengths, from the circular 2 mile Family Discovery Trail, up to the full 6 miles route of the Bath Skyline walk. The Bath Skyline land adjoins Prior Park on the east side of the garden. From the lower gate simply enter the field opposite, and climb the hill to join the Bath Skyline path.

Ask at reception or the Tea Shed for walk leaflets, or check out the trails on the website.