Royal Victoria Park Bath
...the first park to bear the name of the young Princess Victoria
Sitting below the Royal Crescent, 57 acres of beautiful and majestic gardens, attractions and events for all to enjoy.
Victoria Park was opened in 1830 and named after the then 11 year old Princess Victoria who was visiting Bath at the time and includes an obelisk dedicated to her. It was privately run until 1921 when it was taken over by the Bath Corporation and was originally set out as an arboretum.
Today there are tennis courts, a skate boarding ramp, a bird aviary, a boating pond, a bowling green, 12 and 18 hole golf courses, crazy golf, a unique and imaginative children’s play area, and a 9 acre botanical garden which includes many of the original trees and a variety of different flowers.
Refreshments are available from the cafe for those in need after an exhausting morning or afternoon and during the summer you can then sit and watch the hot air balloons taking off which always provide a great splash of colour to the evening sky.
The park hosts events and concerts throughout the year but is home to three main events: the Bath Flower show, the International Music Festival and the Children’s Festival.
Check the council website for future events.
Other attractions in the area:
Thermae Bath Spa
Assembly Rooms Bath
Bath Theatre Royal
Last Updated: 28 Apr 2015