Royal Victoria Park
- entrance just off Gay Street (opposite Jane Austen Centre), BA1 2NJ (view map)
- 01225 448860
Royal Victoria Park was laid out in 1829 becoming one of the earliest public parks in the country and possibly the first created through public subscription. The residents of Bath paid for the future protection and enhancement of this green space. Remarkable records show how the Park has remained relatively unchanged since its creation, making it an important example of the Victorian style. When officially opened by an eleven year old Princess Victoria, she was so impressed that she designated it the "Royal" Victoria Park, a unique honour for an urban park and it is now registered by English Heritage as a Park of National Historic Importance.
Having said that, "Vickie Park" is a fabulous resource, a wonderful place to walk your dog, play a pick up game of football or have a picnic on the rare sunny day. There is a lovely old bandstand which, sadly, is rarely used.
Upcoming events at Royal Victoria Park:
30th June 2013
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