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Prior Park Landscape Garden

Ralph Allen Drive, Bath, BA2 5AH, United Kingdom | 01225 833 977 | Website

Venue Description

Beautiful and intimate 18th-century landscape garden. One of only four Palladian bridges of this design in the world can be crossed at Prior Park, which was created in the 18th century by local entrepreneur Ralph Allen, with advice from 'Capability' Brown and the poet Alexander Pope. The garden is set in a sweeping valley where visitors can enjoy magnificent views of Bath. Restoration of the 'Wilderness' has reinstated the Serpentine Lake, Cascade and Cabinet. A five-minute walk leads to the Bath Skyline, a six-mile circular route encompassing beautiful woodlands and meadows, an Iron Age hill fort, Roman settlements, 18th-century follies and spectacular views.


We offer a warm welcome to everyone who would like to visit the garden, however the site does have it's challenges. We have no general visitor car park, but do have a very limited number of blue badge parking spaces (advisable to book in advance of a visit). There are steep slopes between the top and bottom areas of the garden (not advisable for wheelchairs, as the gradient is up to 25%). From the main reception wheelchair users can visit the top part of the garden, and take in the views. Subject to availability the reception team will aim to get you a parking space at the lower end of the garden in the staff parking area - this would then enable you to visit the Tea Shed, lakes and Palladian Bridge. There are accessible toilets at both ends of the site. There are a few steps up to the Tea Shed at the lower end of the garden, but staff are happy to come to you if you're not able to make it to the counter.

Access Statement

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Accessible, step free toilets are available.


Our reception team have received disability- and deaf-awareness training as part of the National Lottery funded HeritageAbility project in the South West.

COVID Precautions

Information about COVID precautions has not been added for this venue.

Assistance dog facilities

Assistance dog exercise facilities

All dogs are welcome in the garden on a lead.

Other assistance dog facilities

Drinking water and dog poo bins are provided at both ends of the garden.

The venue says it has...

  • Sign Language
  • Carer Discount
  • Disabled Parking
  • Access Statement

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