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Bowood House and Gardens

The Estate Office, Bowood, Calne, Wiltshire, SN11 0LZ
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Bowood House and Gardens
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  • Woodland Garden
  • Bowood Lake
  • Spring flowers at Bowood
  • Bowood House and Gardens
  • Bowood House and Gardens
  • Bowood House & Gardens
  • Bowood House & Gardens
  • Pirate ship at Bowood's Adventure Playground
  • Bowood House & Gardens

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BOWOOD House and Gardens opens between April and November every year and is open 7 days a week. Bowood is the magnificent family home of the Marquis and Marchioness of Lansdowne.

BOWOOD HOUSE.
Begun c1720, the House was purchased by the 2nd Earl of Shelburne in 1754 and completed soon afterwards. Interesting rooms include Robert Adam's Library, the Laboratory where Dr Joseph Priestley discovered oxygen in 1774, and the Chapel that is still used for family services. On display within the numerous Exhibition Rooms are remarkable collections of family heirlooms and works of art built up over 250 years. These include Georgian costumes; Victoriana, Indiana and superb collections of watercolours, miniatures and jewellery. The pleasure grounds cover approximately 100 acres, with the formal gardens and terraces immediately around the house.

GARDENS.
The House itself is set in the middle of Capability' Brown's grade 1 park. The upper terrace was designed by Sir Robert Smirk in 1818, the lower terrace by George Kennedy in 1851. The pleasure grounds, which form part of Capability Brown's grand design of 1760, contain an outstanding collection of trees and shrubs, all of which are labelled and can be identified with the aid of a tree guide. There are, within the collection, nine champions. The original plantings date back to the 1760's.

THE WOODLAND GARDENS 
Bowood's separate Woddland Walks which are open late April to mid-June, depending on the flowering season are located almost 2 miles from the house. The third Marquis of Lansdowne began developing this woodland area in 1854. Almost thirty original hardy hybrid rhododendrons, which were thought to be extinct, have recently been discovered within the collection making it one of the earliest rhododendron gardens in the country.

ADVENTURE PLAYGROUND.
Families love the amazing Adventure Playground, one of the most exciting playgrounds in Wiltshire. Bowood boasts a life-size pirate ship, aerial rope walks, giant slides and the famous Space Dive. For the under 7’s visit The Den, our new attraction at Bowood House & Gardens, focused on activities for inquisitive under 4’s and intrepid under 7’s. The parkland provides ample space for games and picnics, the perfect location for children to burn off their endless energy.

EATING OUT.

The Treehouse Café  is located at the entrance to the grounds and The Stables Pantry is situated within the historical surroundings of the House, both serving a selection of freshly made meals and delicious homemade cakes.

Veranstaltungen

Sonntag, 13er August 2023 - Montag, 14er August 2023

Wiltshire Game & Country Fair at Bowood House & Gardens
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Anfahrtsbeschreibungen

Close to J17 of the M4. Nearest major road is A4. Between Chippenham and Calne turn into village of Derry Hill.

Richtungen der öffentlichen Verkehrsmittel

Nearest station is Chippenham station. Need bus or taxi.

Einrichtungen

Barrierefreiheit

  • Blindenhunde erlaubt
  • Parkbereiche für behinderte Besucher
  • Rampe/ebenerdiger Zugang
  • Toiletten für behinderte Besucher

Catering

  • Café/Restaurant/Catering vor Ort
  • Lunchpaket erhältlich
  • Picknickbereich

Die wichtigsten Merkmale

  • Auf dem Land
  • Indoor-Attraktion
  • Outdoor-Attraktion

Druckmaterial in Fremdsprachen

  • Druckmaterial in Arabisch
  • Druckmaterial in Deutsch
  • Druckmaterial in Französisch
  • Druckmaterial in Italienisch
  • Druckmaterial in Japanisch
  • Druckmaterial in Niederländisch
  • Druckmaterial in Spanisch

Kinder und Kleinkinder

  • Spielbereich für Kinder

Merkmale der Einrichtung

  • Druckmaterial in Fremdsprachen
  • Hochzeitslocation
  • Hunde/Haustiere NICHT erlaubt
  • Shop/Geschäft
  • Teestube/Café
  • Toiletten
  • Veranstaltungsort

Parken und Transport

  • Busparkplatz
  • Parken (kostenlos)
  • Parkplatz vor Ort

Reisebranche und Fachhandel

  • Group discounts available
  • Gruppenrabatt
  • Lunchpakete erhältlich

Touren und Vorführungen

  • Bildungsbesuche erlaubt
  • Geführte Touren für Einzelpersonen erhältlich
  • Geführte Touren für Gruppen erhältlich

Zahlungsmethoden

  • American Express akzeptiert
  • Gruppen erlaubt
  • JCB (Japanese Corporate Banking) akzeptiert
  • Maestro akzeptiert
  • MasterCard akzeptiert
  • Maximale Gruppengröße
  • Minimale Gruppengröße
  • Mitarbeiter von Touristeninformationen kostenlos
  • Sonderpreise für Gruppen
  • Visa akzeptiert
  • VisaDebit akzeptiert

Zielmärkte

  • Auf Familien ausgerichtet
  • Auf Kinder ausgerichtet
  • Auf Senioren ausgerichtet
  • Familienspaß

Öffnungszeiten

2023 (1 Apr 2023 - 1 Nov 2023)
TagUhrzeiten
Montag - Sonntag10:00 - 17:00*

* Last admissions at 16:00pm

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

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Auszeichnungen

  • Andere Awards Informationen zur Barrierefreiheit, selbstbewertet 2023
  • Regional and MiscellaneousWTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021

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