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.

Bowood House and Gardens

Route A4 | Derry Hill village, Derry Hill, Chippenham SN11 0LZ, England
+44 1249 812102
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Woodlands Gardens

These gardens are only open for a few more weeks and do suggest you go and have a wander through... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Janet F
,
Herne Bay, United Kingdom
Fabulous setting, average food reasonably priced

If the sun is shining Bowood is a fabulous setting for a family day out, there’s a lovely play area... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ian P
Read all 442 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good26%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“play area” (23 reviews)
“sunny day” (12 reviews)
“value for money” (21 reviews)
LOCATION
Route A4 | Derry Hill village, Derry Hill, Chippenham SN11 0LZ, England
CONTACT
Website
+44 1249 812102
Write a ReviewReviews (442)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"play area"
in 23 reviews
"sunny day"
in 12 reviews
"value for money"
in 21 reviews
"something for everyone"
in 16 reviews
"an adult"
in 8 reviews
"all ages"
in 21 reviews
"on display"
in 9 reviews
"older children"
in 8 reviews
"lovely walk"
in 6 reviews
"full bloom"
in 5 reviews
"my mum"
in 6 reviews
"year olds"
in 7 reviews
"free entry"
in 5 reviews
"sunday lunch"
in 5 reviews
"a great deal"
in 5 reviews
"ice cream"
in 10 reviews
"adventure playground"
in 76 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 438 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

These gardens are only open for a few more weeks and do suggest you go and have a wander through the beautiful rhododendrons and azaleas, you can wander where you like for as long or a shorter time, but go and see the splendid show...More

Thank Janet F
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago

If the sun is shining Bowood is a fabulous setting for a family day out, there’s a lovely play area for little ones and lovely grounds to walk round. You can see a small part of the house, the main part being private for the...More

Thank Ian P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Moved to the area and visited Bowood to find lovely gardens and great children’s facilities. But, this is described as ‘house and gardens’. The house is SUCH a disappointment. It looked like a National Trust property but nowhere near the same experience. To be honest...More

Thank Raspberry_Mousse
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a magnificent property beautifully maintained and the Garden of Azaleas and Rhododendrons at this time of the year is spectacular but..........we had to wait until 2pm to be served a cream tea and what a disappointment it was Quite honestly the worst scone...More

Thank butlert159
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago

Bowood House is pretty well know locally, but what's less well known (maybe) is the wonderful displays of azaleas, magnolias, rhododendrons and bluebells in its grounds. We've long intended to make a visit, and when we did they were superb, especially given the woodland setting....More

1  Thank Stu151
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Country house... check Gardens... check Lake... check Gift shop... check Tea rooms... check Parking for motorcycles... er... no. Seriously... no designated handstanding area for motorcycles? Park where you like, just don’t give me a hard time... was how we were greeted by the first parking...More

Thank Vivelafrancetoday
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Bowood for the classic car show on the early May Bank Holiday Sunday and thought £10 was excellent value for the show, house, and grounds. (This was the price for seniors). We walked to the grotto, cascade, and temple, enjoying the spring blossom, bluebells,...More

Thank j1954g
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a beautiful place! The gardens are lovely and really well cared for. There really is something for everyone with a large lake and waterfall to walk around, beautiful trees and flowers and a play area/small farm for children. We will definitely return and recommend...More

Thank Amy P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful grounds. Great playground for older children. BUT ignore the ads for the Tractor Ted small farm! SMALL is the key word. A handful (literally) of animals, 2 sit on excavators (1 broken today), a few sit on toy tractors and some Tractor Ted posters...More

Thank Amanda A
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

...to explore the formal gardens and the grounds in particular which are so obviously valued and cared for in a way that so many National Trust places would benefit from. The house may not be as impressive as some but the standard of artwork hanging...More

Thank GeeWizzz
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all Derry Hill Hotels
Bowood Hotel, Spa and Golf Resort
1 426 reviews
1.27 km away
Bear Hotel
63 reviews
3.99 km away
Best Western Plus Angel Hotel
577 reviews
4.03 km away
Lansdowne Strand
328 reviews
4.33 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Bowood Treehouse Cafe
64 reviews
1.87 km away
The Gladstone Arms
780 reviews
4.00 km away
The Bell
277 reviews
3.90 km away
The Dumb Post Inn
385 reviews
2.90 km away
Nearby Attractions
Lacock Abbey
1 196 reviews
4.21 km away
Fox Talbot Museum at Lacock Abbey
536 reviews
4.49 km away
St Cyriac's Church
73 reviews
4.34 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
jax6341
31 July 2017|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from Albatross2013 | Reviewed this property |
The answer is no.
0
Votes
Joan H
8 May 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from 733londongirl | Reviewed this property |
Yes in places, especially close to the house on the terrace. We spotted a few seats near the lake and the waterfall. There are places to eat and drink and you can take a picnic also. Hope this helps
0
Votes
jrdo5959
21 April 2017|
Answer
Response from Lyn R | Reviewed this property |
No Bowood is owned by Lord & Lady Lansdown.
-1
Votes
;