Prior Park is a stunning landscaped garden in Bath, which dates back to the 18th century. Originally created by Ralph Allen, a local entrepreneur, the garden design was also influence by ‘Capability' Brown and also the poet, Alexander Pope. It contains one of only four Palladian bridges of this particular design in the world.
Where is Prior Park Landscape Garden located?
Prior Park sits within the World Heritage Site of Bath, in a glorious valley which overlooks the city. On foot, it is a 30 minute walk from Bath's railway station, but there is also a regular bus service which stops right outside.
What style of garden is Prior Park Landscape Garden?
Created in the popular landscape style of the day, Ralph Allen designed an incredible garden, with surprise features, spectacular views, and lakes with beautiful reflections.
What can guests enjoy at Prior Park Landscape Garden?
The garden at Prior Park offers a real retreat from the busy streets of Bath. Paths through the woodland lead visitors to superb views, and wildlife abounds on all sides. A programme of events and activities takes place throughout the year.
During 2019/20, an extensive restoration project will commence, taking in the lakes and the Georgian dams. Inevitably, access to certain areas will sometimes be restricted, but information about the project will be posted regularly on Prior Park's website.