Gardens and Stately Homes

If you like visiting grand homes and landscaped gardens then Bradford on Avon is perfect! We are surrounded by wonderful places to feed the imagination and are an ideal location from which to base yourself.

Iford Manor Gardens

Home to The Cartwright-Hignett family, who have lovingly restored the Grade 1 listed Italianate gardens, which were originally designed by Edwardian architect Harold Peto.

Westwood Manor

Built over three centuries from the fifteenth century, Westwood Manor has been lovingly restored to reveal some its previous uncovered original wall panelling, ceiling and even original window glazing hidden underneath the plaster.

Great Chalfield Manor

Built in the fifteenth century, this moated manor house boasts four ‘tree houses’ within the grounds.

The Courts

This curious English country garden is full of differently styled garden rooms, each with their own surprise, testament to its gardeners past and present who have all brought something new to The Courts.

Dyrham Park

A National Trust property and home to a deer park, garden as well as a spectacular mansion. There are more than 270 acres of parkland to explore!


When it first opened in the 1740s, it was described as ‘a living work of art’. The world-famous landscape garden has at its centrepiece a magnificent lake reflecting classical temples, mystical grottoes, and rare and exotic trees.

Bowood Estate

Home to the Lansdowne family since 1754, the mix of historical treasures and well-loved surroundings gives this Georgian house a unique charm. It lies within Capability Brown’s glorious parklands. It is famous for one of the UK’s best Adventure Playgrounds.

Prior Park Landscape Garden

Enjoy the best views of Bath from this 18th-century landscape garden. Take in the scenery as you follow the circular route down to the ponds at the bottom of the valley.

Westonbirt Arboretum

Boasting 15,000 specimens, 2,500 different species from the far corners of the globe, Westonbirt is the perfect place for you to escape, relax or have an adventure.