Parade Gardens
Parade Gardens
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Laid out 1933-34 on the site of 18th-and 19th-century pleasure gardens, this is a wonderful place to relax and people-watch.
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permia
Ireland63,112 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Along by the river it is a delightful area of flora and pathways through green grass. A fine monument to Edward the Peacemaker is at the entrance.

Given that it’s private a small entrance fee is charged.
Written 24 June 2024
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Manfred B
Telford, UK322 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Parade Gardens has a number of delightful displays of Flower Beds and a Bandstand.

We walked a short distance along the River Avon to admire Pulteney Bridge and the Weir.

There is a small Entrance Fee to be paid at the Kiosk which is manned by friendly and helpful Staff.
Written 9 May 2024
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Remarcable R
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
A fragment of Arcadia in the center of the city.
Sitting on the lawn, beneath the columned terrace that can't be seen from above, listening to the thunder of the weir blending with the bells from the Abbey and enjoying the view of the Avon with its bridge is transcendent on a sunny day.
These gardens have never been a public park and were concerned as "subscription" gardens for the nearby residents. It's actually a privilege to be allowed into them for such a small fee.
The gate staff are unusually pleasant and polite. This place is somewhere you either understand or miss out on.
It's the best two pounds you can spend in this great city.
Written 20 August 2023
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Daniel L
Swansea, UK51 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Solo
on visiting Bath decided to have a stroll around this park for a nice walk and catch the scenery.
to be told at the entrance the was a £2 charge to enter was a shocker, public Parks are free where I come from
Written 29 July 2023
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kate r
33 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Wanted to visit but didn’t realise that there was an entry free as the gardens are private not public. Paid the £2 each to enter and it was worth it as it meant we had a lovely spot to sit and eat our lunch without it being too crowded. You also get a lovely view of Pultney Bridge. There was live music on the Grandstand the day we were there which was nice. It you want a little pitstop and bit of time to relax in the gardens then its worth a visit.
Written 19 June 2023
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GoddardNOTfamily
Portsmouth, United Kingdom14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
It's a lovely park - really well cared for - near the river and weir. I found the £2 entrance fee good value.
Written 14 May 2023
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Anklesnapper
Bradford, UK176 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
We hadn’t planned to go into the gardens but were so glad we did!

James took our discounted admission charge (over 60, just £1 each) and as it was early and not too busy, came out of the domed stone kiosk to enlighten us with his knowledge of the surrounding area!

His tales of James Wood - the architect of many buildings in Bath and Ralph Allen the man who bought the mines to quarry the stone used in said buildings, were interesting and humorous.

We would never have known the story of Sham Castle and the reason we use ‘sham’ in our vocabulary today. We’d never have known about the hotel with 3 types of roof and its links to Churchill and the D.Day landings.

The gardens were also interesting and beautifully manicured with nods to the kings coronation in the beds and hedges.

If you’re lucky to drop in on a day when James is working - you’ve got a great guide who is clearly passionate about Bath and it’s history. Thank you James!
Written 1 May 2023
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user123456
United Kingdom1,656 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Solo
Entry to the gardens is at a £2 charge. I could see from walking around the exterior perimeter the gardens are extremely well looked after and cared for. A lovely area to sit on a sunny day; although is it worth the small fee?
Written 30 March 2023
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TravelingSoccerLoon
Saint Paul, MN5,350 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
Attractive city park along the Avon offering beautiful views of the Pulteney Bridge and river. Peaceful and quiet. There is a small entrance fee.
Written 27 February 2023
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Grover R
Pensacola, FL21,818 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
Bath has many beautiful green spaces incorporated within its Georgian architecture but this park along the Avon River is the prettiest setting. Part of that is its location along the River but part of it being in the city center surrounded by many of the great sights of Bath, like Bath Abbey, Pulteney Bridge and the rugby stadium. It is also interesting to see how the city itself has built up with the only low spaces being green parks like this to not only provide beauty and recreation but also some form of flood control. We saw it on a cold December day with snow still on the ground.
Written 30 December 2022
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