We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Amazing hidden gem

Gardens are always well manicured with the correct measurement of wildness still. The tea room... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
734finnb
,
Bath, United Kingdom
via mobile
Magical

We walked from Bradford on Avon after lunch, along the canal to the pub by the water at Avoncliffe... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2018
Vanina S
,
London, United Kingdom
Read all 184 reviews
111
All photos (111)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“italian style”(10 reviews)
“cakes”(10 reviews)
About
Internationally renowned, Grade 1 listed, Italianate gardens designed by Harold Peto, who made Iford his home from 1899-1933. Characterised by terraces, pools, statuary cloisters and remarkable rural views, the garden is an archetype of its period...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Contact
Iford Manor, Bradford-on-Avon BA15 2BA, England
Website
+44 1225 863146
Call
Improve This Listing
Reviews (184)
Filter reviews
178 results
Traveller rating
127
38
7
3
3
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
127
38
7
3
3
Show reviews that mention
All reviews italian style cakes water features narrow lane cream tea hidden gem different areas west country the river well worth a visit peaceful place buscot park steep slope stone bridge reasonable entry fee surrounding countryside lovely afternoon
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 178 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gardens are always well manicured with the correct measurement of wildness still. The tea room could do with improvement but still serves good food.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank 734finnb
Reviewed 29 September 2018

We walked from Bradford on Avon after lunch, along the canal to the pub by the water at Avoncliffe then on a public footpath that cut through a wood and then through a quiet housing development. About 1 hour one way. Stopped at the pub...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Vanina S
Reviewed 16 September 2018

Having seen signs to it on several occasions we at last took time to visit today. Found it to be very pleasant not 'over manicured' garden which gave it a real charm. It is the sort of place to visit at different times of year...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank FrankBover
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

Highly recommended. Magnificent views from such beautiful gardens. Went during the week, so fairly quiet. Each section was breathtaking.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ezio269
Reviewed 1 September 2018

We called here on a recent break in August. A good day for visiting, pleasant but not too warm. We have been to the area so many times and always intended to come here and was so glad we finally did. The gardens are lovely,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Janet R
Reviewed 27 August 2018

What a lovely way to spend a bank holiday - lots of things to see and some lovely views. Peaceful and relaxing even with the steep climbs! Finished with a lovely coffee and shortbread. Well worth a visit and very reasonably priced.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 15rae
Reviewed 27 August 2018

I visited the Peto gardens at Iford Manor, and it is worth pointing out that it is only the gardens that is actually open - part of the Historic Houses Association - cost is currently £6 for adults with a concession and offers available (check...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ann L
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

We visited these gardens with a group and were travelling by coach after visiting Longleat. On approaching Bradford on Avon the driver misunderstood instructions and took a circuitous route along narrow lanes which were unsuitable for coaches. When we eventually arrived late at Iford Manor...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ChristineR83
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

I must be getting old as I expected to see Lford house and garden It is only garden and it appears the house was closed some years ago However we got there down some very narrow lanes The garden was Rome meets England which made...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank robycoll
Reviewed 10 August 2018

This garden is set into the hillside so has quite a few steep paths. There is a tea room but not many seats in the actual garden and none in the shade that were vacant when we came on a very sunny hot day. There...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Tangoj63
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 7 nearby hotels
Homewood Park Hotel & Spa
863 reviews
2.26 km away
Best Western Limpley Stoke Hotel
1 300 reviews
2.78 km away
Swan Hotel
274 reviews
3.28 km away
Widbrook Grange
659 reviews
3.38 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 69 nearby restaurants
The Inn at Freshford
466 reviews
1.44 km away
The New Inn
325 reviews
1.36 km away
No. 10 Tea Gardens
63 reviews
1.11 km away
The Cross Guns
528 reviews
1.17 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 21 nearby attractions
Avoncliff Aqueduct
21 reviews
1.12 km away
Farleigh Hungerford Castle
229 reviews
1.38 km away
The Glass Hub
69 reviews
1.56 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Anna R
28 May 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Elaine B | Reviewed this property |
As the gardens are all outside spaces it should be fine. It really depends on the age of your children, if they are easily bored this may not be the ideal place, as it is very tranquil and peaceful, although there were... More
1
Vote
Jasmine E
11 January 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Will C | Property representative |
Hi, sorry for the late reply, but thankfully the responses pointed you in the right direction. We reopen on Easter Day, 1 April 2018. As for dogs... yes, very welcome on leads. all the best.
3
Votes
Andrew S
2 June 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Andrew S |
Thanks. Just enquired and they are.
4
Votes