Celebrate World Heritage Day in Bath over Saturday 18th to Sunday 19th April. Bath is one of only two cities in Europe for which the entire urban area has World Heritage Status (the other is Venice). Prior Park Landscape Garden in the city will be hosting a day of celebrations on Sunday 19th April, with a range of activities around the garden from 10.00am to 4.30pm.
Visitors can try their hand at landscape drawing, painting and photography; join in on a Skyline walk or a guided walk of the garden; enjoy the wonderful view from the portico of the mansion; dress up as a Georgian and learn country dancing! Plus lots more.
Prior Park was built in 1742 for Bath’s most famous eighteenth century entrepreneur, Ralph Allen and was constructed of stone from his mines at nearby Combe Down and Bathampton.
Prior Park Landscape Garden was acquired by the National Trust in 1993. A major restoration project was started in 2003 to reveal and restore features in the garden such as the Serpentine Lake and the Grotto. The Palladian Bridge, one of only four which survives, is the most famous feature in the garden. The garden offers views over Bath and access to the ‘Bath Skyline’.
World Heritage Day is organised by Bath & North East Somerset Council in association with the National Trust and Bath Preservation Trust. Entry will be free to Bath & North East Somerset residents with a Discovery Card, and to National Trust members. All activities are free of charge once on-site.
For more details on this event, please visit: www.bathworldheritage.org.uk/events