Prior Park

Local namePrior Park
LocationBath, Somerset, United Kingdom

Prior Park is a Palladian house, designed by John Wood, the Elder, and built in the 1730s and 1740s for Ralph Allen on a hill overlooking Bath, Somerset, England. It has been designated as a Grade I listed building.

The house was built to demonstrate the properties of Bath stone as a building material. The design followed work by Andrea Palladio and was influenced by drawings originally made by Colen Campbell for Wanstead House in Essex. The main block had 15 bays and each of the wings 17 bays each. The surrounding parkland had been laid out in 1100 but following the purchase of the land by Allen 11.3 hectares were established as a landscape garden. Features in the garden include a bridge covered by Palladian arches, which is also Grade I listed.

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Opening hours

Sep - Oct:
Daily 10 am - 5:30 pm

Nov - Dec:
Sat - Sun: 10 am - 4 pm

Tea Shed:
Sep - Oct:
Daily 11 am - 4 pm

Nov - Dec:
Sat - Sun: 11 am - 3:30 pm

Last Admission 1 hour before closing.
Garden closed: 25 Dec.


Adult: £6.50
Child: £3.40

More information and contact


Official Website


Phone +44 1 225 833 422

Address Ralph Allen Drive, BA2 5AH Bath

Coordinates 51°22'2.902" N -2°20'40.443" E

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