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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:

  • rea14
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 25th August 2016
    Came here with my husband and 3 children 7,3,2 absolutely beautiful place. We took a picnic as reading some reviews the restaurants are expensive. Lots of areas to sit and eat and even though we came... Read full review
  • Kathleen P
    Trip Type:
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 25th August 2016
    Not only are all my favourite childhood playing memories here as a grown up some of the events that go on are very entertaining. We went to the dog show it was wonderful I would go every year (mostly... Read full review
  • MMMW60
    Greater London, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    4 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 25th August 2016
    A beautifully kept house, full of exquisite art, set in magnificent parkland-walking around was like being in a Jane Austen novel! There were loads of families as the park has great play facilities... Read full review


  • Regional and Miscellaneous Garden of the Year Award 2014

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