AboutOpen all year round, Lydiard Park is the ancestral home of the Viscounts Bolingbroke. The Palladian house, beautiful church, walled garden and formal parkland are the stroking remains of a great country estate. Wander through the elegant state rooms of Lydiard House, containing original family furnishings, portraits and ornate plasterwork and see how the ornamental 18th century walled garden has been restored to its former glory. Enjoy the natural beauty of the tranquil lake, rolling lawns and woodlands before heading for some fun in the playground, next to the cafe. From mid-February, enjoy the stunning natural carpet of snowdrops in the woodlands and lawns surrounding Lydiard House. Inside the 18th century walled garden, the emerging spring bulbs create a riot of colour and beautiful scent with displays of delicate 17th century tulip varieties, hyacinths and crown imperials. Open 1st March-31st Oct Tues-Sun 11:00-17:00, 1st Nov-28th Feb Tues-Sun 11:00-16:00. The park is open daily dawn to dusk.
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|Adult House & Garden||£6.50|
|Child House & Garden (3-16 years)||£3.50|
|Child under 3||Free|
|Concession House & Garden||£6.00|
|Family House & Garden (2+1)||£15.00|
|Family House & Garden (2+2)||£18.00|
|Family House & Garden (2+3)||£21.00|
Concession: senior and student
|Walled Garden (1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016)|
|Lydiard House (1 Mar 2016 - 23 Dec 2016)|
* The grounds of Lydiard Park are open every day from 7.30am to dusk - entry and parking is free.
- Gift Shop
- Childrens Play Area
- Groups Accepted
- Haunted - Lydiard is one of Swindon's most famous haunted buildings. Sir John St.John has been said to appear to visitors in the house and grounds from decades past until recent times.
- In countryside
- Indoor Attraction
- Of historic, literary or architectural interest
- Outdoor Attraction
- Village Location
- All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors - There is wheelchair access to the House, Church and Visitor Centre.
- Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors - Personal tours for blind or partially sighted visitors by museum staff can be arranged by prior agreement and guide dogs are welcome in the house.
- Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors - Story box audio guides are available in the Library, Dining Room, Drawing Room, State Bedroom and Lady Diana Spencer room.
- Guide Dogs Permitted
- Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors - Drop off point and parking is available in the courtyard of Lydiard House for disabled visitors. This is reached via the Lydiard Park driveway off Hay Lane / Tregoze Way, signposted Lydiard Park Conference Centre and St Mary’s Church.
- Ramp/Level Access
- Toilets for Disabled Visitors - An accessible toilet is situated at the Visitor Centre – from the House this is reached by a 250 metre semi-serviced drive, which is not accessible by vehicle. Please bring your RADAR key.
Parking & Transport
- Coach Parking
- On site parking
- Parking (charge)
- On-Site café/restaurant - Cafe in grounds seating outside, open all year, daily
- Picnic Site
- Approx length of visit - 01:30
- Blue Badge Guides admitted free
- Delta accepted
- Maestro accepted
- MasterCard accepted
- Min group size - 12 to take advantage of the dicounted group rate. Must be booked in advance.
- Special group rates - If booked in advance.
- TIC Staff Admitted Free
- Visa accepted
- Conference facilities - Lydiard House Conference Centre www.chartridge.co.uk
- Dogs Accepted - Dogs welcome in park but they are not allowed in Lydiard House, Walled Garden, children’s play area, café or tea rooms.
- Event venue
- Licenced for civil marriages - Lydiard House Conference Centre, contact 01793 770062 www.chartridge.co.uk
- Open all year
- Tea / Coffee Shop
- Wedding Venue
- Marketed towards families
Tours and Demonstrations
- Educational Visits Accepted
- Guided Tours Available for Groups
Map & Directions
From Swindon centre follow signs to West Swindon and then brown signs to Lydiard Park.
Public Transport Directions
Buses run frequently from Fleming Way, 5 minutes walk from Swindon Railway Station, Thamesdown Transport No1 and 1A (make sure the bus destination says Middleleaze or Ramleaze). A short walk is required from the nearest bus stop.
- Certificate of Excellence 2016
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Very Good254
- Michelle FTrip Type:FamilyJust a strollWednesday, 7th December 2016We only came here for a walk, we now have to pay for the parking, if we don't pay enough on the council tax, it's a lovely place to visit, but having to pay to park has put a lot of people off coming... Read full review
- JapaneseGardens2017Swindon, United KingdomTrip Type:CouplesLydiard Park in SwindonFriday, 18th November 2016We have visited Lydiard Park in Swindon several times. It is a very pleasant location with good country walks. Read full review
- FandD2014Swindon, United KingdomTrip Type:Friends getawaySuperbThursday, 17th November 2016Lydiard Park, on the edge of Swindon, is a beautiful and peaceful destination for a couple of hours' walk or for longer with children. Plenty of space in which to run around, and there is also a... Read full review