Trip Planner:   Europe  /  UK  /  England  /  Somerset  /  Bath  /  Parks  /  Prior Park Landscape Gardens (NT)

Prior Park Landscape Gardens (NT), Bath

4.5
#2 of 16 in Parks in Bath
Garden Nature / Park
How often do you get to visit a garden designed by a poet? Prior Park Landscape Gardens (NT) offers that experience set in a valley of no small natural beauty with views of the city of Bath. Literally the prototype of the "English garden," it has influenced the design of other such gardens throughout Europe. Only a handful of Palladian bridges remain in the world, and you’ll find one of them here--you can even walk across it. Relax in the verdant grass surrounding a manmade lake, complete with a tea shed. Stroll the nearly 10 km (6.25 mi) skyline to gaze at the natural beauty and check out Iron Age and Roman-era constructions. Finish off your visit with a picnic at the park; you can snag a rug at the boat shop if you forgot your blanket. Take a look at our Bath trip generator to schedule your visit to Prior Park Landscape Gardens (NT) and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
Create an itinerary including Prior Park Landscape Gardens (NT)
map
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
587 reviews
Google
4.4
TripAdvisor
  • This is a tranquil place for a not to strenuous walk. Fantastic views over Bath. Tea and coffee stop also good  more »
  • loved this place. the views and the warks were so nice. the guy at the national trust guy who was at the entrence was so helpful me and my partner have told friends about this place and we will be bac...  more »
  • Visited on an early Saturday afternoon. Broke our journey on the sky line bus tour. Walked gradually downhill with great views across the park and towards Bath. Spent an hour and a half on visit. Exit...  more »
Google
  • Nice spot to soak up views of the city and escape to. No parking available other than disabled visitors - so good luck finding somewhere else locally that isn't permit only! Lots of wild garlic everywhere when we visited recently, NT were even giving out bags to customers along with recipe ideas so they could pick their own. Probably one I wouldn't return to after ticking off the list, though.
  • Stunning views of Bath, and a great place to stroll and relax. Prior House is now a school, so not open to the public, but the gardens are beautiful - planned in a natural style rather than formal. Incredible wild garlic everywhere in Spring.
  • Amazing views of Bath!! Get the number 2 bus up from town because it's quite a steep hill. Takes about an hour and a half to walk the full loop at a relaxed pace. Lots of places to stop for a picnic. Cute little cafe near the bottom of the garden serving snacks and drinks.
  • OK, lived near Bath since 2001 and never been here before. Who'd have thought such a nice quiet country estate would be within walking distance of Bath city centre?!! Catch the No 2 bus up the hill to save an uphill hike!
  • Great view but tickets are expensive considering you are going to the park! Staff at ticket box is rude and wanted to force us to buy tickets + make gift aid donation without even asking us!

Plan your trip to Bath

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Bath

A quintessential British town filled with quaint teashops and riverside promenades, Bath is packed with a variety of hotels suitable for a range of travel budgets. For a leisurely experience of this ancient spa destination, consider staying at a stylish B&B, where you can enjoy a private room and a hearty breakfast. To enjoy that feel of home-away-from-home and indulge in some "me" time at an ultimate urban retreat, book your rooms at one of Bath's many spa hotels. These luxury hotels offer top spa and fitness facilities, many of which are open to guests not staying at the hotel as well.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
TripAdvisor
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Plans in Bath by other users

12 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM ISRAEL October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Somerset BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in England BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: April, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM ISRAEL October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Somerset BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in England BY A USER FROM ISRAEL October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Bath BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 36 days in England BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM JAPAN February, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 39 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, teens, popular PREFERENCES: December, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Stratford-upon-Avon, Bath & London BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in England BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, kids, popular PREFERENCES: August, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans