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Fri 30 Mar - Mon 2 Apr 2018

Calne 01249 812102


Selected stately homes

Bowood House and Gardens

Calne 01249810961


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Historic House, next open Wed 28 Mar - Sun 4 Nov 2018

Bowood House

Bowood House


The Estate Office,
SN11 0LZ


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.

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Children welcome

Opening details

Season Dates Opening Hours
Wed 28 Mar - Sun 4 Nov 2018 Mon - Sun
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.


Family day ticket (2 adults, 2 children) £38.25
Adult (12 and over) £12.75
Senior Citizen (60 years +) £10.70
Junior (5-12 years) £9.70
Infant (2-4 years) £7.70

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Events at this Venue

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Fri 30 Mar - Mon 2 Apr Easter Eggstravaganza!



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Map reference: ST 950750  Lat: 51.47393 Long: -2.07337

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.


  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • French signs/guidesFrench signs/guides
  • German signs/guidesGerman signs/guides
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Italian signs/guidesItalian signs/guides
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Spanish signs/guidesSpanish signs/guides
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome