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Royal Victoria Park, Bath

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Royal Victoria Park, opened in 1830, was named after the 11-year-old Princess Victoria; it was the first park ever to carry her name. Its 23 hectares (57 acres) were originally laid out as an arboretum, and it still hosts a vast collection of trees. Today the park has much more to offer, including an aviary, a botanical garden, flowerbeds, tennis courts, a boating park, a bowling green, two golf courses, and plenty of lawn for lounging. Look out for the park’s fine ornaments and monuments dotted around the grounds, including the obelisk erected in 1837 to commemorate Princess Victoria’s 18th birthday. The children’s play area includes slides, swings, climbing frames, a sandpit, and more to keep little ones amused. A visit to the skateboard area will entertain older kids. Find out how to plan Bath trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.
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  • Massive park adjacent to the city centre. We spent most of our time in and around the huge play area - it’s no exaggeration to say it’s easily the size of half a dozen or more ‘regular’ playgrounds.....  more
    Massive park adjacent to the city centre. We spent most of our time in and around the huge play area - it’s no exaggeration to say it’s easily the size of half a dozen or more ‘regular’ playgrounds.....  more »
  • We enjoyed a lively day in this park. It’s huge. We had kids with us ages 5-10 and all had a good time. The playground is extensive with loads to do (slides, climbing frames, zip line etc), there is.....  more
    We enjoyed a lively day in this park. It’s huge. We had kids with us ages 5-10 and all had a good time. The playground is extensive with loads to do (slides, climbing frames, zip line etc), there is.....  more »
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  • A lovely peaceful, open space just outside the main city centre. Very popular on a warm and sunny day, with lots of meandering paths to navigate and explore around the park, admiring the beautiful trees and scenery. There are views across to the Royal Crescent, a dusk pond and botanical gardens, kids play area, crazy golf and some tennis courts. Parking is available in the park (4hr max). Have to say that we really enjoyed wandering around to let time pass pleasantly. Just lovely.
  • Fantastic place for everyone to enjoy. Paths, benches, different walks, lots of field space where dogs usually play. In the summer there are benches in the shade that have special bbq areas. Stunning botanical Gardens with lots of wildlife. The duck pond could do with being cleaned but it's great to take kids to feed the ducks. There is a huge kids park for all ages and skate park, small cafe, toilets that cost 20p So keep a fee on you if you are spending a day there. Lots of parking spaces. Amazing little gem hidden away called 'The Great Dell'. Has a stream at the top, bark, Shakespeare monuments, specialist trees with lots of information about them. Insanely beautiful view from the top- you can see most of the dell, but being so much higher up, it's great. Steps going up are hidden a little and uneven (as is the whole place) so may not be suitable for everyone.

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