A beautiful and intimate 18th-century landscape garden in Bath managed by the National Trust.

Prior Park – the mansion at the top of the garden, now a school – was the home of Ralph Allen, a key character in Bath’s Georgian history and development and his gardens occupy a prime site overlooking the city.

Started in 1734, Ralph Allen continued to refine the garden until his death in 1764. Working with Alexander Pope and Capability Brown, the lakes and structures were added. After falling into disrepair in the years after Ralph Allen’s death, the National Trust started restoration work in 1993.

Restoration work on the dams continues. Please check the latest visitor information from the National Trust before visiting.