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Bowood House and Gardens

The Estate Office, Bowood, Calne, Wiltshire, SN11 0LZ
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Some areas of the grounds and gardens at Bowood are now open to the public, day tickets must be booked in advance. Season Ticket Holders and HHA members do not need to pre-book.  Find out more.

 

BOWOOD House and Gardens opens between April and November every year and is open 7 days a week. Bowood is the magnificent family home of the Marquis and Marchioness of Lansdowne.

BOWOOD HOUSE.
Begun c1720, the House was purchased by the 2nd Earl of Shelburne in 1754 and completed soon afterwards. Interesting rooms include Robert Adam's Library, the Laboratory where Dr Joseph Priestley discovered oxygen in 1774, and the Chapel that is still used for family services. On display within the numerous Exhibition Rooms are remarkable collections of family heirlooms and works of art built up over 250 years. These include Georgian costumes; Victoriana, Indiana and superb collections of watercolours, miniatures and jewellery. The pleasure grounds cover approximately 100 acres, with the formal gardens and terraces immediately around the house.

GARDENS.
The House itself is set in the middle of Capability' Brown's grade 1 park. The upper terrace was designed by Sir Robert Smirk in 1818, the lower terrace by George Kennedy in 1851. The pleasure grounds, which form part of Capability Brown's grand design of 1760, contain an outstanding collection of trees and shrubs, all of which are labelled and can be identified with the aid of a tree guide. There are, within the collection, nine champions. The original plantings date back to the 1760's.

RHODODENDRONS.
Bowood's separate Rhododendron Walks which are open late April to mid-June, depending on the flowering season are located almost 2 miles from the house. The third Marquis of Lansdowne began developing this woodland area in 1854. Almost thirty original hardy hybrid rhododendrons, which were thought to be extinct, have recently been discovered within the collection making it one of the earliest rhododendron gardens in the country.

ADVENTURE PLAYGROUND.
Families love the amazing Adventure Playground, one of the most exciting playgrounds in Wiltshire. Bowood boasts a life-size pirate ship, aerial rope walks, giant slides and the famous Space Dive. There is an indoor Soft Play Palace for younger children and birthday party packages are available. The parkland provides ample space for games and picnics, the perfect location for children to burn off their endless energy.

NEW for 2020, A new area focusing on fun activities for our intrepid under 7 and inquisitive under 4 visitors.

EATING OUT.
The Treehouse is located at the entrance to the grounds, serving a selection of freshly made meals or delicious homemade cakes; Bowood provides an ideal family day out!  The Stables Restaurant located within Bowood House, open daily from midday to 5:00 pm throughout the open season. Offering a variety of hot and cold dishes with vegetables and fresh fruit from the Kitchen Garden within Lord and Lady Lansdowne’s Private Walled Garden. Enjoy a selection of homemade cakes or a Cream Tea, served throughout the day.

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Richtprijzen

Type ticketTarief ticket
Adult (17 and Over) - Adult€ 15,12 per ticket
Child (2-6 Years) - Child€ 9,24 per ticket
Family Day Ticket 1 (2 Adults & 1 Child) - Family€ 37,24 per ticket
Family Day Ticket 2 (2 adults & 2 Children) - Family€ 45,36 per ticket
Family Day Ticket 3 (2 adults & 3 Children) - Family€ 53,76 per ticket
Junior (7-12 Years) - Child€ 11,48 per ticket
Senior Citizen (60 years+) - Concession€ 12,60 per ticket
Young Adult (aged 13-16 Years) - Concession€ 12,60 per ticket

Opmerking: Prijzen zijn slechts een richtlijn en kunnen dagelijks veranderen.

Kaart en instructies

Bewegwijzering

Close to J17 of the M4. Nearest major road is A4. Between Chippenham and Calne turn into village of Derry Hill.

Instructies voor openbaar vervoer

Nearest station is Chippenham station. Need bus or taxi.

Faciliteiten

Betaalmethoden

  • American Express geaccepteerd
  • Groepen welkom
  • JCB (Japanese Corporate Banking) geaccepteerd
  • Maestro geaccepteerd
  • MasterCard geaccepteerd
  • Maximale groepsgrootte
  • Minimum groepsgrootte
  • Speciale groepstarieven
  • TIC-medewerkers gratis toegang
  • Visa Debit geaccepteerd
  • Visa geaccepteerd

Catering

  • Café/restaurant/catering ter plaatse
  • Lunchpakket beschikbaar
  • Picknickplaats

Doelmarkten

  • Familieplezier
  • Gepromoot voor gezinnen
  • Gepromoot voor kinderen
  • Gepromoot voor ouderen

Drukwerk in buitenlandse talen

  • Arabisch drukwerk
  • Duits drukwerk
  • Frans drukwerk
  • Italiaans drukwerk
  • Japans drukwerk
  • Nederlands drukwerk
  • Spaans drukwerk

Hoofdkenmerken

  • Buitenattractie
  • Op het platteland
  • Overdekte attractie

Kenmerken van de onderneming

  • Café voor koffie en thee
  • Drukwerk in verschillende talen
  • Honden/huisdieren NIET toegestaan
  • Locatie evenement
  • Toiletten
  • Trouwlocatie
  • Winkel

Kinderen en baby's

  • Speeltuin

Parkeren en vervoer

  • Parkeergelegenheid voor bussen
  • Parkeren (gratis)
  • Ter plaatse parkeren

Reizen en handel

  • Groepskorting
  • Lunchpakketten beschikbaar

Toegankelijkheid

  • Geleidehonden toegestaan
  • Helling/gelijkvloerse toegang
  • Parkeerplaatsen voor gehandicapten
  • Toiletten voor gehandicapte bezoekers

Tours en demonstraties

  • Begeleide tours beschikbaar voor groepen
  • Begeleide tours beschikbaar voor individuen
  • Educatieve bezoeken geaccepteerd

Openingstijden

2021 (1 Apr 2021 - 1 Nov 2021)
DagTijden
Maandag - Zondag11:00 - 18:00*

*
Bowood House & Gardens is open for the 2020 Season from 1 April until 1 November 2020

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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Accreditatie

  • Andere awards Zelfbeoordeling toegankelijkheid 2020
  • Visit BritainWe're Good to Go We're Good to Go 2020

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