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Prior Park Landscape Garden, National Trust

Prior Park, Ralph Allen Drive, BA2 5AH

Description

Beautiful and intimate 18th-century landscape garden.

Prior Park Landscape Garden, National Trust
Beautiful and intimate 18th-century landscape garden.

One of only four Palladian bridges of this design in the world can be crossed at Prior Park, which was created in the 18th century by local entrepreneur Ralph Allen, with advice from 'Capability' Brown and the poet Alexander Pope.

The garden is set in a sweeping valley where visitors can enjoy magnificent views of Bath. Restoration of the 'Wilderness' has reinstated the Serpentine Lake, Cascade and Cabinet.

A five-minute walk leads to the Bath Skyline, a six-mile circular route encompassing beautiful woodlands and meadows, an Iron Age hill fort, Roman settlements, 18th-century follies and spectacular views.

Current project to repair the historic dams is due to finish in 2022.

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Opening Hours

Opening hours from end Feb to end Oct 10am-5pm (last entry 4pm) seven days a week. End Oct to end Feb weekends only 10am to 4pm (last entry 3pm). Closed Christmas Day.

Pricing

Adult

(Per person per day)

£8.80

Child

(Per person per day)

£4.40

Family

(Per day)

£22.00

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ESTABLISHMENT FEATURES

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      Contact

      Prior Park Landscape Garden, National Trust
      Prior Park
      Ralph Allen Drive
      Bath
      BA2 5AH
      United Kingdom


      T: 01225 833422

      E: priorpark@nationaltrust.org.uk

      W: nationaltrust.org.uk/prior-park/

      Facebook: @NationalTrustBath

      Twitter: @NTPriorPark


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