Road Trip to Garden Art World Around Bristol – Day 3: Magnificent nature and unique estates

The day will be varied as the previous one, you will see the unique nature, buildings and gardens. Also in one of the places was shot a large number of films, such as Harry Potter, Pride and Prejudice and much more.
Road Trip to Garden Art World Around Bristol

Trip duration: 8 days

Anastasia Omelchuk

Royal Victoria Park


This is a public park, founded in 1830 and opened at that time by the little princess Victoria. Excellent park and botanical garden 15 minutes walk from the city center. Green lawns, ancient trees, a pond with ducks, The park is large, well-groomed and pleasant. In the park there is a stage for open-air concerts, in the summer there is a pretty good program - from classical to rock festivals

The Roman Baths

Historic Sites

The appearance of the Roman baths, the city of Bath, and even the emergence of its name is due to the fact that here a hot thermal spring is beating from the earth. The first baths here were built by the Celts. The Romans who came to Britain also considered the place sacred and associated it with the goddess Athena. All structures are still filled with hot spring water, but you cannot drink water or swim in it here. If you wish, you can drink safe thermal water in the neighboring Grand Pump Room, and swim in the waters of the same source, but safely held - in the neighboring Thermae Bath Spa.

Prior Park Landscape Garden


There are many interesting features in the garden, including one of the four remaining Palladio bridges in the world, the Gothic temple, Mrs. Allen's grotto, and a winding lake. Here you can walk along forest paths, relax in stone arbors, or look at the city from one of the hills. There is no parking in the garden, so it’s better to go there by public transport or on foot.

Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village

History Museums

When you enter Lacock Abbey, there is a feeling of deja vu. This is not a coincidence, there were many films shot here including Pride and Prejudice (1995 version), Harry Potter, The Other Boleyn Girl, and many others. Nearby is the small village of Lacock, where almost everything is bought by the National Trust of England, and they are diligently trying to maintain the atmosphere of old Victorian England. Houses, thick covered with ivy, old churches, cozy cafes, tea shops, bakeries, some workshops, inns. Here you can take a walk and take a beautiful pictures.

The Greek Taverna at the Sun

Greek Restaurants

It's time to lunch. Excellent atmosphere as in a traditional tavern of Greece. Be sure to try squid and feta appetizers. The choice of drinks is good and very Greek, many visitors recommend a sour cherry soft drink. The menu here is small, but very tasty.

The Bishop's Palace

Monuments / Landmarks

Bishop’s Eye Gate leads to the Bishop’s Palace, the main residence of the Bishops of Wells and Bath for 800 years. Now this medieval palace is mostly destroyed. If you're lucky, you can see the swans ringing a bell, demanding to be fed. Here are stunning gardens that everyone is excited about.

Stourhead House and Garden

Historic Sites

Manor Stoorhead in Wilkeshire one of the greatest examples of garden art, which has become a significant contribution to the landscape culture of not only the XVIII century, but also of our time. Once the village was the family estate of the Sturton family, which acquired it in 1448.

At The Chapel

Restaurants, Bed & Breakfasts

The restaurant serves British and Mediterranean dishes. Here you will find amazing burgers, pizza and hake. This place is famous for good almond croissants, ice cream and pudding. From alcohol, you can order a good pink wine, beer or martini. The prices here are attractive and the restaurant has a delightful interior. Bon appetit!