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Bowood House and Gardens

Calne, Wiltshire Category For the Family
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A stunning Georgian stately home set in hundreds of acres of ‘Capability’ Brown landscape in Wiltshire. Bowood has been home to the Lansdowne family for over 260 years and carries with it a rich and fascinating history. The ‘pleasure grounds’ surrounding the House provide a wonderful experience for a range of visitors including families, specialist horticultural and garden enthusiasts, historians, schools, special interest groups or relaxing holidaymakers. Bowood offers the following attractions:-

Adventure Playground

One of the best in the South of England – high adrenalin rope walks, amazing slides, pirate galleon, flying foxes and the famous ‘Space Dive’ combine to create hours of amazing fun in the adventure playground. For younger children, a soft play area is available.

Award Winning Gardens

Awarded the HHA/Christies Gardens of the Year in 2014, the formal terraces and gardens at the front of the House provide abundant colour throughout the season and provide a beautiful place to enjoy the view of the landscape beyond. The 4 acre Private Walled Garden at the rear of the House can be enjoyed by pre-booking a guided tour. A separate Woodland Garden opens annually between April and June showcasing amazing vistas of colour from Rhododendrons and Azaleas.

Historic Stately Home

A beautiful House with a rich history to explore including the family library and chapel, the room where Joseph Priestley discovered Oxygen in 1774, the sculpture gallery, orangery and a range of exhibition rooms where nearly 300 years of amazing artefacts and antiques from the family history are on display.

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