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Prior Park

1 miles (1.7 km)

Enjoy a stroll around this National Trust owned 18th-century landscapegarden in Bath.
The main feature of the park is the lovely lake crossed with a stunning Palladian bridge. This type of bridge is extremley rare with only four of the same design in the world. Look out for wildlife including herons and swans on the lake. From the lakes you can stroll down through woodland to the meadows and ponds at the southern end of the park. In this area you can see dragonflies, cygnets and possibly roe deer. Other features in the park include a summerhouse, ice house and a beautiful cascade which feeds the lakes.
The park is elevated high above the city so you can enjoy wonderful views over Bath from various viewpoints. The Bath Skyline Walk passes the park so you can easily pick up this wonderful six mile circular route around the city to extend your walk.

Postcode

BA2 5AH - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Photos

Prior Park Landscape Garden, Bath - geograph.org.uk - 16516

Prior Park Landscape Garden, Bath. Property of the National Trust. The view down the valley shows the Palladian Bridge (18th century) and the lakes beyond.

Prior Park - geograph.org.uk - 978723

Showing the Serpentine Lake at the top of the landscape garden, which has recently been restored by the National Trust. In the background is the Palladian mansion built by Ralph Allen and completed in 1741; Allen, originally from Cornwall, was a key figure in the development of Bath as a spa town. The mansion is now an independent Catholic school.

Prior Park - geograph.org.uk - 978822

Looking down from the Priory Path with the City of Bath laid out in the Avon valley below. Although this was a warm sunny day, visibility was limited with considerable haze. Nevertheless, Bath Abbey can just be discerned.

Gates to Prior Park - geograph.org.uk - 978712

Prior Park is an 18th century landscape garden set in the hills immediately to the south of Bath. It was acquired by the National Trust in 1993 who operate it as a green tourist site - that means only disabled car parking is provided. This is the main entrance gate off Ralph Allen's Drive.

The Sham Bridge, Prior Park. - geograph.org.uk - 1901251

The Sham Bridge, Prior Park.

Detail of The Priory (geograph 3699620)

Detail of The Priory

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GPS Files

GPX File

Prior Park.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Prior Park.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)