Attraction in Calne
Bowood House is the magnificent family home of the Marquis and Marchioness of Lansdowne and was designed by Robert Adam in the 18th Century. 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, fine paintings and watercolours. Interesting rooms include Robert Adam’s famous Library, Dr Joseph Priestley’s Laboratory where he discovered oxygen gas, and the Chapel. This Wiltshire stately home stands in one of Capability Brown’s most beautiful parks with gently sloping lawns stretching away from the House to the lake beyond. Splendours within the 100 acre park include a 40 acre lake, the Cascade Waterfall, Doric Temple, arboretum, pinetum and terraced rose garden. For children under 12, Bowood offers a truly outstanding Adventure Playground. There is also a separate garden of 50 acres of spectacular rhododendron walks open mid April to early June.
Months Open: April – end October
Conference Facilities: Yes - Only at Golf and Country Club
Contact Name for Groups: Jane Meadows/Gill Elliot
Catering: Licensed Restaurant and sandwich kiosk. Self-service cafeteria and ice cream kiosk open weekends and school holidays.
More Attractions nearby
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Lackham Countryside Park (4.72 miles)
Chippenham Museum and Hertiage Centre (4.93 miles)
Fox Talbot Museum (5.26 miles)
Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum & Village (5.30 miles)
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