Whether you’re a tour operator, special interest group or planning to visit with friends and family, we have a variety of group packages and guided tours for all interest.

House & Gardens

Explore at your own leisure.

Enjoy a beautiful day visiting Lord and Lady Lansdowne’s family home, surrounded by acres of ‘Capability’ Brown landscape and stunning gardens.   Bowood House, home to the Lansdowne family since 1754, has a fascinating history. The Big House, as it was known, was demolished in 1955, leaving the most perfectly balanced Georgian structure, full of fascinating family memorabilia, including the room in which Dr. Joseph Priestley discovered oxygen gas on 1st August, 1774.

Adults £10.50

Seniors £9.00

Include a guided House tour from £4.50 per person

Private Walled Garden Tour

Exclusive tour of Lord and Lady Lansdowne’s Private Walled Gardens.

A truly special experience as our guides tailor each tour to suit the season and the flowers in bloom, from the trailing wisteria to a wall of climbing roses.  Featuring four distinctly different one-acre squares.

Includes admissions to the House & Gardens

Tea/coffee on arrival

60-minute tour

£15.00 per person or £27.00 per person including a 2-course lunch


Capability Brown Garden Tour

Bowood Park is unique, the evolution of its creation is a story in itself.

Allow our garden guides to transport you back 250 years to explain Brown’s extraordinary achievement. The park is considered to be one of ‘Capability’ Brown’s finest creations. With a mix of wooded plantations and sweeping lawns leading down to a mile long winding lake, the Bowood landscape has an exceptionally interesting history, which will be revealed in this tour.

Includes admissions to the House & Gardens

Tea/coffee on arrival

90-minute tour

£15.00 per person or £27.00 per person including a 2-course lunch


Woodland Gardens

An oasis of bluebells, azaleas, magnolias and rhododendrons.

Open from 28th April to early June, the Woodland Gardens are located 2 miles from Bowood House, between Derry Hill and Sandy Lane. This separate attraction is highly recommended in combination with a visit to the House & Gardens.

Woodland Gardens Adult £6.00

Senior £5.00 Children under 12 are free

Adult Combined Bowood House & Gardens & Woodland Gardens £17.25

Senior Combined Bowood House & Gardens &Woodland Gardens £14.50


Dr Priestley, The Discovery of Oxygen

A fascinating tour of Bowood House with an insight into Priestley’s life.

Priestley arrived at Bowood House in 1773 as a librarian and literary companion for the second Earl of Shelburne. Priestley devoted much of his free time to science and experiments.

Tea and coffee on arrival

Approx. 60-minute tour

£15.00 per person

£27.00 per person including a 2-course lunch

Group Facilities and Information

For groups of 15 or more we can tailor your visit to your requirements and can arrange catering and dedicated parking for the disabled.

To help you promote your visit we can send you leaflets as well as supply you with information and stunning images to use.

Coach drivers receive complimentary access to Bowood House and Gardens and a lunch voucher to be redeemed in the Treehouse Café.

For more information or to book please call 01249 810961 b.seymour@bowood.org 

(Please enquire for prices if you wish to arrange a combined group visit to the Woodland Gardens with one of our House & Garden Tours. Please note that this attraction requires walking on some uneven terrain and may not be suitable for those with mobility issues.)

2018 Group Visits Brochure

For more information download our 2018 Group Visits Brochure.


2019 Group Visits Brochure

For more information download our 2019 Group Visits Brochure. Dates now available to book.