Prior Park Landscape Garden – National Trust

Ralph Allen Drive, Bath, BA2 5AH
Palladian Bridge at Prior Park in Bath: Picturesque view of the iconic bridge, surrounded by lush greenery, evoking a sense of tranquility and beauty


Prior Park Landscape Garden was created in the 18th-century by local entrepreneur Ralph Allen. The picturesque gardens had input from ‘Capability’ Brown and the poet Alexander Pope, resulting in beautifully framed views of Bath Abbey. These views are best appreciated by walking across the rare Palladian bridge in the heart of the sweeping valley. Restoration of the ‘Wilderness’ has reinstated the Serpentine Lake and Cascade.

Ideal for a family picnic or relaxing walk, with a café and outdoor benches. Parking is for disabled badge holders only and needs to be pre-booked, but there are buses from the city centre and the walk up the hill is manageable (20 minutes from the station). The Bath Skyline is five minutes away, which is a six-mile (10km) circular route across the hills surrounding Bath.

For admission rates and opening times please visit their website.


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Map showing Prior Park Landscape Garden – National Trust