When you hear the word “Bath,” what comes to mind?
A typical response would be that bath is the activity that people do in the bathroom. Well, there is nothing wrong about that. It is actually very correct, in every sense.
What’s interesting though is did you know there is a place called Bath?
Yes, Bath is, in reality, a city in South West England, particularly in Somerset. It is more popularly known as one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Site. The place became one in 1987 as its theatres, museums and other venues built it up as a tourist attraction.
Now, when it comes to gardens and parks, Bath does not fail as well. That is why many visitors – even up to millions – come by themselves or with their families to these wondrous sights:
1. Royal Victoria Park
The Royal Victoria Park was named after Queen Victoria and it was opened officially in the year 1830. This 57 acre will definitely keep you occupied as you can go strolling and running or have a picnic under the shade of the trees. There are botanical gardens by the north end of the park too.
2. Parade Gardens
This park, situated at the center of Bath, is another green paradise. Aside from abundant plant and flower life gracing the grounds, you also have a great and wide view of the River Avon and the Robert Adams Pulteney Bridge. There are many activities like games and concerts as well, especially during the summer season. The entrance is free for Bath residents, while non-Bath residents will be required a small fee.
3. Dyrham Park
Eight miles away from Bath, this space is famous for being a home for deer. The massive green lawn then leads to a 17th century mansion that you can, of course, explore. Go down ancient memory lane as you tour around the house. The outdoors have much to offer too; you can opt to unwind and have some tea or go all out on activities prepared. There are guided walks that you can avail to be able to see worthy portions of the property.
4. Sydney Gardens
Bath’s oldest park is no other than the Sydney Gardens. Alwoodley landscapers surely find inspiration from this place as it is full of life and culture. Trees, shrubberies, lawns and flower beds occupy the area, along with paved lounging spots for both old and young to play in. Speaking of its rich culture, the Sydney Gardens became a popular site as members of the Royal Family frequently came to visit.
5. Prior Park Landscape Garden
This 18th century landscape garden will have Bramhope landscape gardeners envious, as it houses the famous Palladian Bridge, which is one of only four in the world. The park is a creation of local, Ralph Allen, together with Alexander Pope and Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown. There is the Wilderness Project as well, which will help reinstate the Serpentine Lake. In any case, enjoy the picturesque view of Bath. If you are feeling adventurous, you can go on a walk on the 6 mile Bath Skyline nearby.