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Lydiard Park, Swindon

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Lydiard Park is the ancestral home of the Viscounts Bolingbroke. The Palladian house, Walled Garden, formal parkland and surrounding pasture are the striking remains of a great country estate, which reached its peak in the 18th century.

Inside Lydiard House, you can wander through the elegant State Rooms, where ornate plasterwork and original family furnishings are displayed alongside portraits of the St John family, who lived here from Elizabethan times. The Walled Garden is a rare example of a Georgian ornamental fruit and flower garden with seasonal displays of beautiful flowers, fruit trees and topiary.
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  • We live 5 minutes by car and 25 minutes walk from this beautiful park there is a stately home in the grounds that is open for a visit which is very interesting and inexpensive there is a lovely lake t...  more »
  • While there may be a grand old house on site and all pictures / advertising leads you to believe you are staying in a vintage building, you aren't. There isn't even a picture of the conference centre ...  more »
  • Dont forget you now needto pay gor parkin it is 2.00 for 2 hours or 4.00 all day. Great park ple tly of places to walk sit and play. Bring a ball and have fun. There is a cafe and ice cream.parlour. w...  more »
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  • Great adventure playgrounds. Almost infinite playing space. Bring scooters and bikes if you have children. Shady picnic spots. I have annual pass for house and walled garden - garden is great to escape to if park gets busy. There is also a lovely well decorated church.
  • I love Lydiard park and can always remember taking my children there when they were younger. A great place for parents with young children as there is always something there for to keep them entertained, and the house is well worth having a look around!!!
  • It is a shame that you now have to pay for the car park, but I still love to come here for a walk on a nice day! Great place to go for a run as well.
  • Great place and something for everyone! *Amazing kids play area to keep them entertained for ages *Fields to play your own ball games or simply relax *BBQ's for hire *Walled Garden to wonder around with cafe *High Wire adventure *Beautiful house *Great park to walk around with lots of routes *Lake with amazing wild life *Free and free parking (although that may change in late 2016) Great place to walk the dog! Well worth a visit!
  • A great Park in the heart of Swindon. A real retreat to walk cycle picnic etc