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.


There is no general visitor car park at Prior Park, and unfortunately no blue badge holders parking available during the dams project. 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 stops at the gates of the garden, as does the City sightseeing bus (Skyline tour - stop Q).

Call visitor reception on 01225 833422, or the office on 01225 833977 if you would like more information.


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 water bowls at reception and the Tea Shed. If you'd like a longer walk, ask our reception staff about the Bath Skyline walk.


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 commercial photography or filming, wedding and engagement photo shoots, family photo shoots, student photography/filming, and photography carried out by professional photographers to advertise and benefit their business, you must first contact us for more information on licenses, fees and our booking process. All photography must be pre-booked with us for a fee to avoid being turned away on the day. Admission prices are not included. Please email at the earliest stages of planning.


There are some fabulous spots for picnicking in the garden. The Tea Shed is a great spot to top up your treats, with cake and other refreshments available. Note: Tea Shed is reopening from 2 April 2021, weekends and school holidays.

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. 

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