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Prior Park Landscape Garden

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.

Other Information

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.

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Dog/Pet friendly

Parking Available

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Child Friendly

Dog/Pet friendly



Disabled Access

Parking Available

Extra info

Garden Acreage: 28

Open Times: Feb - Oct open 7 days, Nov - Jan open weekends only plus bank holidays

Price Details: NT Members Free. See NT website for admission prices.


01225 833977
Get directions

Ralph Allen Drive, Bath, Bath & Northeast Somerset, BathBA2 5AH, United Kingdom

Thirty minutes walk from the city centre. Buses (First Bus 2) run every 20-30 minutes to the garden from the city centre.

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