Once the ancestral home of the Viscounts Bolingbroke, there's a wealth of history waiting to be discovered as you tour round the beautifully-restored State Rooms of Lydiard House, with its original furnishings, ornate plasterwork and family portraits. Next door, St Mary's Church is packed with intriguing monuments to the St John family, including the unique triptych and Golden Cavalier statue.
The ornamental fruit and flower Walled Garden has been faithfully restored with stunning displays of flowers, fruit trees and topiary. It is open all year round so the changing displays of flowering plants vary with each season. During the summer, we sell a variety of plants grown in the gardens.
The park has 260 acres of lawns, woodlands and pasture for visitors to walk, jog, run or cycle round and there is still lots of evidence of this once-great country estate including the 18th century, castellated dam wall and grand avenues. The park also provides different wildlife habitats, including the historic woodlands and the lakes and stream, and is home to a variety of birds, mammals, amphibians and invertebrates.
Lydiard Park organises a range of seasonal events all year round, including family events during the school holidays, open air theatre shows in the summer, guided walks and an annual Victorian Christmas display in the house. The Park is also the venue for many high profile events including The Royal British Legion's Royal Wootton Bassett Field of Remembrance in November and other fundraising events including Cancer Research UK's Race for Life. For full details of forthcoming events and activities, please check out our Events page
Lydiard Park has been awarded a Green Flag, along with Green Heritage status, in recognition of achieving the required standard in the management and interpretation of a site with historic importance and the Visit England Quality Rose Marque as a sign of a quality visitor attraction.
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