Prior Park Landscape Garden

The National Trust, Prior Park Landscape Garden, Ralph Allen Drive, Bath, North East Somerset, BA2 5AH
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Prior Park Landscape Garden is a beautiful and intimate 18th-century landscape garden in Bath with stunning views across the city.

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 historic dams at Prior Park have recently undergone a major restoration. Built in the mid-1700s, both time and the destructive American signal crayfish took their toll on these structures and the dams needed major and expert attention.

With the construction phase of the project now complete, visitors can once again enjoy reflections of the Palladian Bridge in the middle lake, which has been empty since 2017. During the project the dams were strengthened, the lakes refilled, paths reinstated, and a small cascade is working once again – a long-lost original feature.

In the autumn the final phase of the project will get underway as over 4,000 shrubs are planted.

During school holidays there are activities in the garden for families. The Tea Shed is open for refreshments each weekend and on selected days during the school holidays – please check the website for up to date information.

Set in a sweeping valley above Bath, visitors can enjoy magnificent views and are a stone's throw away from the Bath Skyline walk - a six-mile circular route encompassing beautiful woodlands and meadows, an Iron Age hill fort, Roman settlements, 18th-century follies and spectacular views.

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Type ticketTarief ticket
Adult - Adult€ 9,59 per ticket
Child - Child€ 4,80 per ticket
Family (2 Adults & 2 Children) - Family€ 23,99 per ticket
Groups (12+ people) - Adult€ 8,07 per ticket
National Trust members - Free AdmissionGratis

Prices are inclusive of Gift Aid.

National Trust members and Under 5’s Free.


Donderdag, 23e Mei 2024 - Donderdag, 23e Mei 2024

Vrijdag, 24e Mei 2024 - Vrijdag, 24e Mei 2024

Zaterdag, 25e Mei 2024 - Zaterdag, 25e Mei 2024

A member of the crayfish team at Prior Park attaching a string from a crayfish pot to a post by the Palladian Bridge.Guided walks at Prior ParkThis year during Invasive Species Week, Prior Park's crayfish volunteers will be providing more details on the crayfish and their role in the destruction of the dams.
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Zaterdag, 25e Mei 2024 - Zondag, 2e Juni 2024

A child and parent looking at a trail sign in a garden.May half term - Endangered animal trail at Prior ParkTake a walk around Prior Park this May half term and find the hidden animals.
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Maandag, 15e Juli 2024 - Vrijdag, 19e Juli 2024

Maandag, 22e Juli 2024 - Vrijdag, 26e Juli 2024

Volunteers digging in the Pasture uncovering stones from the Bason of Water with a view of Prior Park behind.Festival of Archaeology in the Pasture at Prior ParkThe team of archaeologists returns to Prior Park this year to continue uncovering the Basin of Water.
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Dinsdag, 16e Juli 2024 - Dinsdag, 16e Juli 2024

Donderdag, 18e Juli 2024 - Donderdag, 18e Juli 2024

A view over the middle lake towards the Palladian Bridge on a sunny spring day.Hidden Prior - a guided walk around Prior ParkAs part of Prior's activity for the Festival of Archaeology this year, visitors are offered the opportunity to join a guided walk around the garden.
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Find out about the latest on the roads and get travel directions from TravelWest.info
  Bath is operating a charging Clean Air Zone. Owners of all higher emission vehicles – except private cars and motorbikes – will need to pay to drive in the city centre. To check if you need to pay or to apply for an exemption or discount, go to bathnes.gov.uk/BathCAZ

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For comprehensive information on how to get here using public transport, visit TravelWest.info
   Bath is operating a charging Clean Air Zone. Owners of all higher emission vehicles – except private cars and motorbikes – will need to pay to drive in the city centre. To check if you need to pay or to apply for an exemption or discount, go to bathnes.gov.uk/BathCAZ



  • Geschatte duur van bezoek
  • Groepen welkom
  • MasterCard geaccepteerd
  • Speciale groepstarieven
  • Visa Debit geaccepteerd
  • Visa geaccepteerd


  • Café/restaurant/catering ter plaatse
  • Picknickplaats


  • Familieplezier
  • Gepromoot voor gezinnen
  • Gepromoot voor ouderen


  • Buitenattractie
  • In stad/stadscentrum

Kenmerken van de onderneming

  • Café voor koffie en thee
  • Hele jaar geopend
  • Honden welkom
  • Toiletten

Parkeren en vervoer

  • Aan een busroute


  • Faciliteiten voor slechthorende bezoekers
  • Geleidehonden toegestaan
  • Toiletten voor gehandicapte bezoekers

Tours en demonstraties

  • Begeleide tours beschikbaar voor groepen
  • Educatieve bezoeken geaccepteerd


Opening - Temporarily closed (1 Jan 2024 - 30 Dec 2024)

* Open seven days a week 10am-5pm with last entry at 4pm

From October weekends only 10am-4pm (last entry 3pm) until end Feb.



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