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Royal Victoria Park, Bath, Botanic Gardens


Brief description of site

Royal Victoria Park is an early-19th-century public park with an avenue of trees, a lake and a botanic garden. There is also a bowling green and tennis courts.

Brief history of site

Royal Victoria Park was designed as a public pleasure park by the city architect Edward Davis. It was opened in 1830 by Princess Victoria. The park was managed privately during the 19th century. Bath City Council took over its running in 1921.

Location information:

Address: Marlborough Lane, Bath, BA1 2LZ

Local Authorities:

Bath and North East Somerset

Historical County: Gloucestershire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 172 Grid Ref: ST741655
Latitude: 51.388 Longitude: -2.3736

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

This is a municipal park for general public use.

Key information:

Form of site: public park

Purpose of site: urban park

Context or principal building: parks, gardens and urban spaces

Site first created: 1829 to 1830

Main period of development: Early 19th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 23

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