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Prior Park Landscape Gardens, Bath, National Trust

Prior Park Landscape Garden in Bath is a great place to visit

Prior Park Landscape Garden was created by local business man Ralph Allan in the 1700s.
Paths take you around the park with magnificent views to the city. The centre piece is a lake divided into two by a grand paladian bridge. The lake itself is a beautiful shade of blue and no doubt the colours come from the clay particles in the water.

There is an unusual canal (or serpentine lake) at the top of the garden leading to an interesting sham style bridge. The walk passes through woods with lots of birdsong, you may be able to see kingfishers any time of year, and perhaps also the rarely sited haw finches which visit the many yews in the winter. There is an old fashioned tea shed with outside tables overlooking the lake where you can take in the beauty of the place.

Best time to visit Prior Park - Beautiful any time of the year.

Prior Park (National Trust) Opening Times 2022 click here

Travel directions - there is limited parking for disabled persons, but no other car park.  If you are staying in Bath we suggest you take a quick taxi ride to the garden. You will not be able to fully enjoy the garden if you take the hilly walk from the centre.



  • Street: Ralph Allan Drive
  • Postcode: BA2 5AH
  • City: Bath
  • County: Somerset


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