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National Trust Properties in and around Bath

The National Trust is fantastic for the community; preserving all those beautiful old buildings, gardens and estates for the public to see. Luckily, there are hundreds of NT properties all around the UK. But where are the ones in and around Bath located? We reveal all...

1. Prior Park 

Prior Park is the most centralised National Trust Park to Bath of the list, and it truly is a hidden gem. It's a beautiful and intimate 18th century landscape garden, created by Ralph Allen with landscaping advice from Capability Brown, one of the most famous and much loved landscapers in that time. One of the four Palladian Bridge's in the world sits on the lake. The scenery makes a spectacular photo and there are many walks to be had. Click here to learn more about Prior Park.

Address: Ralph Allen Drive, Bath, Somerset, BA2 5AH

Price: Adult £7.40, Child £3.70 (NT Members free)

2. Bath Skyline 

Bath Skyline is worth a visit simply just for the view. Situated on a hill south of the city, Bath Skyline offers stunning 360 views across the entire city, so is perfect for photography, There are six miles of footpaths, so whether you fancy a quick 1/2 mile stroll or an intense 6 miles, there's something to suit everyone. Discover hidden valleys, rich in limestone flowers and tranquil beech woodlands. Click here to learn more about Bath Skyline.

Address: Bath BA2 6EN

Price: Free

3. Bath Assembly Rooms 

The Assembly Rooms were at the heart of fashionable Georgian society, the perfect venue for entertainment. When completed in 1771, they were described as 'the most noble and elegant of any in the kingdom'. The elegance of the public rooms will have you in awe as you learn the fascinating history of the rooms. There is also a cafe and gift shop to visit afterwards! Click here to learn more about the Bath Assembly Rooms.

Address: Bennett Street, Bath, Somerset, BA1 2QH

Price: Free

4. Dyrham Park 

Although slightly out of Bath, Dyrham Park is a big and highly visited one in the National Trust world. With expansive ancient parkland, a beautiful 17th century house and garden and so many extra features dotted around the park, you're spoilt for choice and will need a day to explore the whole estate. Remember to have a peek at the church next to the site, admire the seasonal flowers to the rear of the property and finish it off with a coffee in the tea room!  Please note that booking is essential. Click here to learn more about Dyrham Park.

Address: Dyrham, near Bath, Gloucestershire, SN14 8HY

Price: Adults £12.50, Child £6.25 (NT Members free)

 

 

 

 

5. Westwood Manor 

This beautiful 15th century manor house, which is based just outside of Bradford on Avon, has late Gothic and Jacobean windows, decorative plasterwork and two important keyboard instruments. There is some fine period furniture, seventeenth and eighteenth century tapestries and a modern topiary garden. It's definitely worth exploring! Note: it is only open 2pm - 5pm so plan your visit to coinside these times. Click here to learn more about Westwood Manor.

Address: Westwood, near Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, BA15 2AF

Price: Adult £8, Child £4 (NT Members free)

6. Great Chalfield Manor 

Great Chalfield Manor, based just 3 miles away from Bradford on Avon, is a charming 15th century manor house with the most stunning National Trust garden we've seen (in our opinion!). There's so much to see and do, including a walk around the stunning lake and informal gardens, a guided tour of the house (which is still fully furnished!) and so much more! Click here to learn more about Great Chalfield Manor.

Address: near Melksham, Wiltshire, SN12 8NH

Price: Adult £6.20, Child £3.10 (NT Members free)

7. The Courts Garden 

The Courts Garden is a delightful, typical English country style garden full of variety in Holt. Peaceful water gardens and herbaceous borders, with organically shaped topiary, demonstrate an imaginative use of colour and planting, creating unexpected vistas. Stroll through the arboretum with its wonderful species of trees and naturally planted spring bulbs. Click here to learn more about The Courts Garden.

Address: Holt, near Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire, BA14 6RR

Price: Adult £8, Child £4 (NT Members free)

So there we have it! These are the Top 5 National Trust Properties in and around Bath, and they're all amazing! Let us know if you visit any of them by tweeting us at @TotalBath! We'd love to see your photos!

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