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Bowood House and Gardens


Set within 100 acres of 'Capability' Brown Grade I park, Bowood House is the magnificent family home of the Marquis and Marchioness of Lansdowne. 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, including nine champions.

Bowood House has a rich history with a wealth of art and antiques on display, and within the numerous Exhibition Rooms are remarkable collections of family heirlooms and works of art built up over 250 years.

Perfect for families, the Adventure Playground is 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. There is an indoor Soft Play Palace for younger children and the parkland provides ample space for games and picnics, the perfect location for children to burn off their endless energy. Meet friendly farm animals and handle rabbits, guinea pigs and see chicks hatching at Tractor Ted's Little Farm. Outside children will enjoy the tractor track and diggers in the ball pit.

The Treehouse is located at the entrance to the grounds, serving a selection of freshly made meals or delicious homemade cakes.