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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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  • Lovely grounds. Good play park for the kids. Lots to do. Nice little cafe and ice cream shop in the summer. 
  • A lovely place to walk. Today with the he sun shining and the reflections on the lake it was absolutely stunning for fresh air, children to roam and refreshments to boot! It is suitable for all ages a...  more »
  • We went for a picnic and to feed the ducks. Lovely gardens that are well maintained. There is a well equipped cafe on site which is reasonably priced. Good to visit any time of the year 
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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