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.

Visitors arriving by bike


There is no car park at Prior Park, and currently no blue badge parking during the Dams Project. We encourage visitors to park in one of the city centre car parks and walk up, or to arrive by bus. The number 2 (First group) towards Combe Down stop at the gates of the garden, as does the City sightseeing bus (Skyline tour).

Our access statement

We've walked the garden from top to bottom and have gathered all the information we think may be helpful for you when planning your visit. To find out more about accessibility in the garden, download our access statement or ask our reception team for a copy when you arrive. (Please note that information may be wrong during the Dams Project 2020. Check by calling Visitor Reception before arriving - 01225 833 422.)

Dog walkers at Prior Park


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 Skyline walk.

A group of friends enjoying a picnic

Picnic in the park

There are some fabulous spots for picnicking in Prior Park Landscape Garden. We have blankets for sale at reception, or you can borrow one from our tea shed. The tea shed is also a great spot to top up your treats, with cake and other refreshments available.

A visitor with camera


There are some great pictures to be had in the garden. The changing seasons offer an ever varied landscape. Remember, if you would like to use your pictures commercially you must first contact our film and photography department - images@nationaltrust.org.uk. For wedding photography, student filming projects, or family photo shoots pre-booking is essential. Call 01225 833977 or email priorpark@nationaltrust.org.uk for more information and prices.

A family on the Bath Skyline walk
Walking trail

Getting to the Skyline 

Within a short walk from Prior Park you can reach the 500 acres of the Bath Skyline. Our visitor reception team will be happy to show you the way and have maps for you.