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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Sydney Gardens in Bath

Bath's oldest park, Sydney Gardens, is located behind the Holburne Museum at the end of Great Pulteney Street. Sydney Gardens was designed by the architect Harcourt Masters in 1795 and covers 12 acres. The gardens were purchased in 1909 by the city.

Sydney Gardens, Bath, England

Sydney Gardens became very popular towards the end of the 18th and 19th century and was frequented by members of the Royal family as well as the famous author Jane Austen who lived nearby at number 4 Sydney Place.

Sydney Gardens sign, Bath, England

Today, Sydney Gardens features fine trees, shrubberies, lawns and flower beds, tennis courts and a children's play area. Sydney Gardens is also popular for its bridge views of the railway line and for the Kennet and Avon Canal which runs through the park. The canal's wide paths are ideal for cycling or canal walking.
 
Cast Iron Bridges, Sydney Gardens, Canal

Visitors to Sydney Gardens can admire Cleveland House which is located within the gardens as well as nearby Pulteney Bridge and Henrietta Park.

Sydney Gardens
Sydney Road
Bath, North East Somerset
BA2 6NT
Tel: 01225 394041

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