Prior Park Landscape Gardens (NT), Bath

4.5
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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. Plan your Prior Park Landscape Gardens (NT) visit and explore what else you can see and do in Bath using our Bath journey maker .
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  • walking in that amazing gardens you do feel like you are playing in an old movie film . you do have the feeling that you will see somewhere Jane Austin writting one of her books  more »
  • Had day out at Prior Park one Sunday morning. It was a lovely sunny, fresh day, just right for a leisurely stroll in the park. The good weather meant you caught magnificent clear views across Bath whi...  more »
  • The trees are very beautiful in the Autumn and the views of the city are stunning. NT have done a lot of work here and there is more to do with the middle dam which looks a bit untidy at the moment. W...  more »
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  • Great place to spend a lazy afternoon. Stunning views from the top. The landscape is garden is beautiful. It's on the hillside which will give you a full view of Bath city. Lovely friendly staff in the coffee shop. Great coffee and cakes.
  • A excellent visit. Definitely one of the best national trust sites I've visited. A very strong word of warning, it is very hilly and the walk from the city centre (there is no parking near by) is rather hard. Luckily there is a back exit at the bottom of the hill so you don't have to climb back up to leave. The bridge is beautiful and you could spend half an hour or so trying to find the oldest graffiti. Staff where very friendly and very helpful. Provided us with useful information about the back exit.
  • Fantastic park. Lovely scenic place. Only downside for me was you can easily get lost. On a great summers day you can spend a day here and not get bored.
  • As you come on you get a first look at the house. No longer symmetrical but very impressive. As you walk around new vista's come into view. And the palladian bridge is amazing 1 of only 4 in the world 3 in England. It was a pleasant day, imagine yourself in the company of those that saw it in it's heyday.....
  • A lovely place but no parking so be prepared to walk from a street nearby and you will have some steep walkways in places to negotiate once inside. Beautiful landmarks but not much else, no flowers or childrens interest here. Glad I visited, but I probably wouldn't return.
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