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Royal Victoria Park
About: Royal Victoria Park is Bath’s biggest city park, situated just a stone throw’s away from the historic Royal Crescent and The Circus. Dating back to 1830, which was when it was opened by Princess Victoria herself, the park is brimming with history and has always been one of Bath’s favourite parks, with plenty of open space to enjoy a fun game of tennis or a picnic in the warmer months!
Location: Marlborough Ln, Bath BA1 2NQ
Top Tip: Don’t miss out on a walk around the Botanical Gardens, which flourishes with beautiful floral displays in all seasons. It goes without saying that it’s a great photo spot!
About: Parade Gardens is a favourite amongst many locals and visitors, especially in the height of summer. It’s ideally located just a few minutes’ walk from Bath Abbey, and makes a lovely peaceful atmosphere despite its proximity to the city centre. There is a small fee to enter, however it’s worth it for the beautiful riverside views towards Pulteney Bridge.
Location: Grand Parade, Bath BA2 4DF
Top Tip: Don’t forget to stop by at the on-site café for some tea and scones – Britain’s favourite pastime (weather permitting of course!)
About: Anyone who’s been to Bath Skyline will join us raving about the breath-taking views. It might be a steep climb, but the panoramic views across the city make it completely worth it! Bath Skyline offers more open space to see than the others, with 6 miles of expansive fields and meadows to explore.
Location: Bath BA2 6EN
Top Tip: Try and pass Sham Castle on your walk if you can – it’s a fantastic site with so much fascinating history. Bring the dog along too and let them roam the beautiful meadows freely!
About: Similarly to Bath Skyline, Alexandra Park is located slightly outside of Bath’s city centre and offers captivating city skyline views as well as a space of tranquillity for both locals and tourists. The long flight of steps up to Alexandra Park ‘Jacob’s Ladder’ make tough work for even the fittest of people, but it’s worth the climb!
Location: Bath BA2 4RQ
Top Tip: If you’d prefer an easier and less exhausting route up to Alexandra Park, you can access it from Shakespeare Avenue. Thank us later!
About: Sydney Park is officially Bath’s oldest park and impressively one of the only remaining eighteenth-century pleasure gardens in this country. It is most famously known for Bath’s hero, Jane Austen, who lived directly opposite the park at 4 Sydney Place. There’s plenty of green, open space to enjoy picnics or dog walks, and it has direct access to the canal – so your pooch can enjoy a swim too!
Location: Sydney Pl, Bathwick, Bath BA2 4DB
Top Tip: Don’t miss the impressive Iron Bridges that the canals pass through on the Kennet and Avon Canal!