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Bowood House and Gardens

Type:Historic House / Palace

The Estate Office, Bowood, Calne, Wiltshire, SN11 0LZ

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Home of the Marquis and Marchioness of Lansdowne, this 18thC house was designed by Robert Adam. On display in the exhibition rooms upstairs is a remarkable collection of family heirlooms built up over 250 years. These include Victoriana, Indiana, silver, porcelain and paintings.

This Wiltshire stately home stands in one of 'Capability' Brown's most beautiful parks with a lake, terraces, waterfall and Doric temple. Adventure playground for children 12 and under and indoor soft play palace. Separate 50-acre rhododendron gardens open for 6 weeks during May and June.

Guide Prices

Family day ticket (2 adults, 2 children) £37.50
Adult (12 and over) £12.50
Senior Citizen (60 years +) £10.50
Junior (5-12 years) £9.50
Infant (2-4 years) £7.50


Road Directions

By Road:
Nearest major road is A4. Between Chippenham and Calne turn into village of Derry Hill.

By Public Transport:
Nearest station is Chippenham station. Need bus or taxi.



  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors


  • Picnic area

Children & Infants

  • Accept children all ages

Establishment Features

  • Cater for groups
  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets

Printed Material in Foreign Languages

  • French printed material
  • German printed material
  • Italian printed material
  • Spanish printed material

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted


Opening Times

* The House and Soft Play Area close at 5.30 pm and the Adventure Playground and Tractor Ted’s Little Farm close at 5.45pm. The Coffee Shop and car park close at 6.00pm. After the autumn clock change, all closing times are brought forward one hour.

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