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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
Adult Combined ticket to Bowood and Woodland Gardens£18.50 per ticket
Concession combined ticket to Bowood and Woodland Gardens£16.00 per ticket
House and Grounds Adult (13 years and above)£12.50 per ticket
House and Grounds Children Age 2 - 4£7.50 per ticket
House and Grounds Concession£10.50 per ticket
House and Grounds Family (1 adult & 3 children or 2 adults & 2 children)£37.50 per ticket
House and Grounds Juniors Age 5 -12£9.50 per ticket

2017 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

2017 (1 Apr 2017 - 1 Nov 2017)

* 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.

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change


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

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Recent Reviews:

  • Richard M
    Swindon, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Lovely house and gardens
    4 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 25th May 2017
    The house is not really the house anymore. The original house (called the Big House) was demolished when it was no longer suitable for habitation or repair. What is left is part of the old stables... Read full review
  • jenni-graps
    Melbourne, Australia
    Beautiful house and Capability Brown gardens
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 24th May 2017
    We recently visited Bowood house & gardens. The property is beautiful and made very visitor & family friendly. The house is quite impressive as are the formal gardens surrounding it! The house has a... Read full review
  • Catherine P
    Chippenham, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Small grounds great playground
    3 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 23rd May 2017
    Very small grounds so a lot of money for not much. Can't even walk around the lake. But kids think adventure playground is AMAZING (age 5/7). Be sure to mind your head in the 'cave' One for the... Read full review


  • Regional and Miscellaneous Garden of the Year Award 2014

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