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Bowood House and Gardens

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Bowood House

About

Bowood House and Gardens and Tractor Ted’s Little Farm is now CLOSED for the season and will re-open on 1st April 2017!

Bowood House & Gardens is the home of the Marquis and Marchioness of Lansdowne. Bowood offers a fantastic day out in Wiltshire for all the family. Famous for one of the UK’s most extensive Adventure Playgrounds, children are guaranteed the time of their lives. Younger children will enjoy meeting friendly farm animals at Tractor Ted’s Little Farm and undercover fun in the soft play area.

The whole family can relax in 100 acres of beautiful parkland, designed by ‘Capability’ Brown, offering a lake, arboretum, pinetum and cascade. Perfect for walks and exploring. Or, visit Bowood House, which hosts a wealth of unique items from Queen Victoria’s wedding chair to Napoleon’s death mask and an extensive art collection.

During the spring (late April to early June) visit the stunning Woodland Gardens, a woodland oasis offering breath taking vistas of colour covering over 70 acres.

Extras

Attraction Facilities

  • Childrens Play Area
  • Shop

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted

Key Features

  • In countryside

Accessibility

  • Facilities for the Disabled
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Children & Infants

  • Facilities for children - Adventure Playground, Tractor Ted’s Little Farm & Soft Play Area

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking - Plentiful, on site & complimentary

Catering

  • On-Site café/restaurant - Treehouse Café and The Stables Restaurant

Establishment Features

  • Free car parking
  • On-site parking or valet parking
  • Toilets

Travel & Trade

  • Group discounts available
  • Wi-fi available

Map & Directions

Road Directions

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Public Transport Directions

For comprehensive information about getting here by public transport, please visit TravelWest.info

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor
  • Certificate of Excellence 2016

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    170
  • Very Good
    83
  • Average
    40
  • Poor
    18
  • Terrible
    11

Recent Reviews:

  • CleethorpesGtfcfan
    cleethorpes
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Poor value
    2 of 5 stars
    Monday, 17th April 2017
    We found this house very expensive for what is on view limited number of rooms on display and hardly any garden on view .it does cater extensively for children and presumably that is why it costs... Read full review
  • david p
    Portsmouth, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Rip off admission prices, 13 yo is an adult!
    1 of 5 stars
    Monday, 17th April 2017
    £74 for 2 adults and 2 children for house and gardens as over 12 is regarded as an adult! Most of the house isn't even open! We did it in 15mins. At least Dick Turpin wore a mask when he robbed you. Read full review
  • Crosby-Thorpe
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Delightfull afternoon tea
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 16th April 2017
    On arrival we were taken to the formal dining area. Personally i prefer the relaxed libary area so wouldn't have enjoyed the dining area. We chose to sit outside for afternoon tea as it was a... Read full review
Bowood House and Gardens
Calne
Wiltshire
SN11 0LZ

Tel: +44 (0) 1249 812102

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Opening Times

Open (1 Apr 2017 - 1 Nov 2017)

* Open daily between 11am and 6pm from April to November.

Last Admissions 5pm and Car Park closes at 6pm.

The House and Soft Play Area close at 5.30 pm and the Adventure Playground and Tractor Ted’s Little Farm close at 5.45pm. The Treehouse café closes at 6.00pm. After the Autumn clock change, all closing times are brought forward one hour.

The Woodland Gardens are open daily between 11am and 6pm from late April to mid June, according to the flowering season.

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