Royal Victoria Park, Bath
Categories: Nature & Parks
Royal Victoria Park, opened in 1830, was named after the 11-year-old Princess Victoria; it was the first park ever to carry her name. Its 23 hectares (57 acres) were originally laid out as an arboretum, and it still hosts a vast collection of trees. Today the park has much more to offer, including an aviary, a botanical garden, flowerbeds, tennis courts, a boating park, a bowling green, two golf courses, and plenty of lawn for lounging. Look out for the park’s fine ornaments and monuments dotted around the grounds, including the obelisk erected in 1837 to commemorate Princess Victoria’s 18th birthday. The children’s play area includes slides, swings, climbing frames, a sandpit, and more to keep little ones amused. A visit to the skateboard area will entertain older kids. Using our international travel planner, Bath attractions like Royal Victoria Park can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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Peaceful park to wander around there's a bandstand and a nature part of the park and tennis courts along with a cafe
These gardens are beautifully maintained and in a spectacular setting with the city and cathedral up above. Great atmosphere on a sunny Sunday afternoon with cream teas and bands playing
After visiting Royal Crescent, we walked through this park to go back to the main part of the city. If you have time, go for it.
Very huge park, amazing for picnics. Designated BBQ zones and car park on the street (max stay between 2-4h depending where with usually £1 for an hour) Beautiful botanic gardens and monuments to discover. Good few hours of walking.
This is not a disable friendly park. After deciding to taking my children to the park we were very soon coming home again as the park was no wheelchair friendly. I have a radar key for disabled toilets as I need access to a toilet immediately. However the park does not run the a radar key system unlike all other parks that I go to. Not only that the disabled toilets can be used by anyone so I was unable to use the toilets immediately like I need to as I needed to wait for all the other non disabled people to finish using them. Also as a wheelchair user I was unable to get around the park and watch my children as the grassed areas are so uneven that the chair could not get over all the potholes in the grass without the footplates digging into the ground causing me to get stuck.
The City of Bath is situated in a wonderful and picturesque valley, only few miles walk from many beautiful woodland, hill-side and valley scenes. So it may come as a surprise to see how equally blessed the city centre is with Parks and open spaces too! Royal Victoria Park is by far the biggest, with huge wide open spaces, varied ranges of trees, spectacular views of the work famous Royal Crescent, a bandstand, kids play areas, and all sorts of other nooks and crannies of interest. Well worth a stroll whether you have dogs and kids in tow or not!
Great place to take the kids or just go for a walk.
Beautiful park with lots of facilities for kids.... Great play park
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