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Parks and nature in Bath

Top parks

Historic Site
“Not to be missed as it is a jewel of Palladian architecture. Treat yourself at the Royal Crescent Hotel tea Rooms”
  • 48 locals recommend
Park
“Great park, including a duck pond and botanical gardens. It's also were hot air balloons take off in the summer. Popular for walks and BBQ (in the permitted BBQ area) during summer.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Park
“Escape from the heavily-trodden tourist routes and visit the Prior Park Landscape Gardens. Walk to the back entrance of the gardens takes about 10 min, you'll thank this recommendation once you're there. Spectacular views of the valley with the city in the background. Hint: Go see the grafitti on the Palladium Bridge, at least one dating back to the 1700s. ”
  • 54 locals recommend
Park
“Victoria Park is on our doorstep and can be enjoyed year round. The park is home to many attractions including children's adventure playground, 18-hole mini golf course, tennis courts, duck ponds, cafe & Botantical Garden. During the winter months, the park is home to 'Bath on Ice' ice rink and 'Glow in the Dark Mini Golf'.”
  • 38 locals recommend
Park
“Sydney Gardens, formerly ‘The Pleasure Gardens’, were laid out with the purpose of being a commercial pleasure garden, built behind the Sydney Hotel (now The Holburne Museum), which was intrinsic to Bath’s social scene. Jane Austen was an avid walker and enjoyed walking these gardens throughout her time living in Bath. The gardens are still open to the public and feature tennis courts, flowerbeds and a replica of the Temple of Minerva, making it the ideal spot for a stroll or a picnic. There is also a path that leads down to the Kennet and Avon Canal”
  • 21 locals recommend
Park
“Great place for children to run around, there is a park, play area, a Botanical garden and cafes.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“Walk on through the Royal Victoria Park past the stunning Royal Cresent and at the far end of the park you will find this amazing botanical garden encased in a lovely glass house. great on a cold day!”
  • 15 locals recommend
Park
“Jane Austen novels still make an excellent read even 200 years after her death. To celebrate this, Parade Gardens have constructed a commemorative flowerbed, designed to look like an open book and quill. It's quite a sight. Enjoy the flowerbed from the Grand Parade or enter the gardens and relax in a deckchair with an ice cream. £1.50 or free to Discovery Card holders.”
  • 14 locals recommend

Trails

Trail
“The Two Tunnels Greenway is part of the national cycle network, although walking along this route is also permitted. The route takes you through​ two long repurposed railway tunnels in one direction, and in the other winds through suburban bath before crossing Lower Bristol Road and heading out towards Bristol.”
  • 1 local recommends