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Bowood House and Gardens

The Estate Office
SN11 0LZ


01249 812102

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Bowood House and Gardens

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
House and Grounds Adult (13 years and above)£12.00 per ticket
House and Grounds Children Age 2 - 4£7.00 per ticket
House and Grounds Concession£10.00 per ticket
House and Grounds Family (1 adult & 3 children or 2 adults & 2 children)£36.00 per ticket
House and Grounds Juniors Age 5 -12£9.00 per ticket
Woodland Garden Adult£7.50 per ticket
Woodland Garden ChildrenFree
Woodland Garden Concession£6.75 per ticket

2016 Season Tickets are available for purchase, more information on the website.

Group rates (for groups of 20 or more) and season tickets are available. All visitors with disabilities and their carers/assistants are charged at half the normal admission rate.
Tickets allow access to Bowood House and Gardens, Adventure Playground and Tractor Ted’s Little Farm. The Rhododendron Walks will re-open in April 2016.

Opening Times

2016 (25 Mar 2016 - 31 Oct 2016)

* Please check with Bowood for any additional opening information and exact dates for Woodland Gardens. Last admission 5pm. House and Gardens closed for winter from 31 October.


Attraction Facilities

  • Childrens Play Area
  • No Dogs
  • Shop

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted - Pre-booking preferable if catering is required.

Key Features

  • In countryside
  • Indoor Attraction
  • Outdoor Attraction


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

Parking & Transport

  • Coach Parking
  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)


  • On-Site café/restaurant - Licensed restaurant, for 80 max, coffee shop for 70 plus. Ice cream kiosk at certain times. (weekends and school holidays.)
  • Picnic Site

Payment Methods

  • American Express accepted
  • Delta accepted
  • JCB accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Max group size - 999
  • Min group size - 20
  • Solo accepted
  • Special group rates
  • TIC Staff Admitted Free
  • Visa accepted

Establishment Features

  • Event venue
  • Printed Material in Foreign Languages
  • Tea / Coffee Shop
  • Toilets
  • Wedding Venue

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed towards children
  • Marketed towards families
  • Marketed towards senior citizens

Printed Material in Foreign Languages

  • Arabic printed material
  • Dutch printed material
  • French printed material
  • German printed material
  • Italian printed material
  • Japanese printed material
  • Spanish printed material

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals

Travel & Trade

  • Group discounts available
  • Packed lunches available

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

By Car:

Close to J17 of the M4. Nearest major road is A4.

Between Chippenham and Calne turn into village of Derry Hill.

Public Transport Directions

By Train:

Nearest station is Chippenham station.


  • Certificate of Excellence 2016

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

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Recent Reviews:

  • Lord E
    Rayleigh, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Superb location
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 21st October 2016
    Really enjoyed our visit to Bowood House and Gardens - beautiful exhibitions in property, particularly about Capability Brown - well worth a visit to the Cascade to take pictures in Autumn sunlight Read full review
  • Couple-Tadworth
    Trip Type:
    Lovely house and gardens
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 21st October 2016
    Well laid out and very scenic gardens - typical Capability Brown style with a curved lake, and a cottage and a Doric temple visible from various viewpoints. The house is interesting, too and there is... Read full review
  • Jan P
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    A lovely day out while we are staying in Bath
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 12th October 2016
    Beautiful house, grounds and the staff were exceptional. Our friend is disabled and they did their best for her to get back to the car park. This is not the place to visit if you are disabled, the... Read full review


  • Regional and Miscellaneous Garden of the Year Award 2014

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