National Trust Prior Park Landscape Gardens

Prior Park Landscape Gardens is set in a sweeping, scenic valley in North Bath. This eighteenth-century landscape garden was created by Bath entrepreneur and philanthropist Ralph Allen with advice from the poet Alexander Pope, and landscape architect Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown. Rich in history, it has stood the test of time, helped by the dedication of the National Trust. Dogs must be kept on lead here.

The place itself has stunning views of Bath and the beautiful Palladian bridge is a large feature. A circular walk leads you around the hilly valley and down to the lake, it’s a gorgeous setting for a dog walk and perfect for a rest at the National Trust cafe for a cup of tea and cake.

Not a very long walk, but a very beautiful one. You can create a longer walk by extending it to include the Bath Skyline walk. The Bath Skyline walk is 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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Prior Park Landscape Gardens
Ralph Allen Drive


No parking near gardens - you will have to park in Bath and walk up the hill or get the bus to Prior Park Landscape Gardens

Paws for thought

Dogs on lead only, you need to pay for entry unless you hold a National Trust Card and no parking

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