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Overview

Lydiard Park is a beautiful historic estate on the western edge of Swindon, with the Palladian House, Church and Walled Garden,  set in 260 acres of parkland.

The children's play area, cafe, events and education programmes make Lydiard Park a great destination for a family day out.

There's a wealth of history waiting to be discovered as you tour round the State Rooms of Lydiard House, celebrated for its ornate plasterwork, original furnishings and family portraits dating back to Elizabethan times. 


The Georgian ornamental fruit and flower Walled Garden has been faithfully restored with  stunning displays of flowers, fruit trees and topiary and in the park, there is more evidence of this once-great country estate, including the  castellated dam wall, Ice House and grand avenues.

Lydiard Park runs events all year round, including Open Air Theatre, Birds of Prey and Auto & Retro Festival. 
 


Today
Today’s opening hours

Park: year round, every day.

Walled garden: every day, 11am to 4pm.

Cafe, every day, 10am to 4.30pm (9.30am to 4.30pm weekends).

There is a parking charge.

Opening
Opening

2019

Park: year round, every day.

House: 23 March to 23 December: Wednesdays to Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays, 11am to 4pm (last admission 3.30pm).

Walled garden: every day, 11am to 4pm.

Cafe, every day, 10am to 4.30pm (9.30am to 4.30pm weekends).

There is a parking charge.

Find Us
Find us

By Car

Lydiard Park’s postcode for Sat Nav directions is SN5 3PA. The park has two main entrances, Hay Lane and Hook Street.  
 

By Public Transport

Swindon Rail Station and then a bus (Number 1 or 1a). Taxis are usually available at the Rail Station as an alternative. 

By Bike

There is an extensive cycle network in West Swindon. A cycle route map is available at www.swindontravelchoices.org.uk.

Parking

Car park on site

  • £2 for up to 2 hours, £4 all day or £45 for an annual season ticket.
Please bring exact fee as no change is given. Blue badge holders park free.

Admission
Admission

Historic Houses members visit for free. 

House and Garden Combined Admission
Adult: £6.50
Child: (3-15 yrs) £3.50
Senior: (60+) / Student £6.00
Family Ticket: (2 Adults + 1 Child) £15.00
Family Ticket: (2 Adults + 2 Children) £18.00
Family Ticket: (2 Adults + 3 Children) £21.00
Under 3s: Free

More admission details

Accessibility
Accessibility
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Access statement available
  • Accessible toilets
  • Accessible parking
Group Visits
Group Visits

We welcome group visitors to Lydiard Park and ask that all group and coach bookings are made in advance.

For pre-booked groups of 15 people or more our group admission prices apply. 

We offer a range of benefits for group visitors, please see our website for more information.


Things to See

Weddings

Lydiard House is a stunning Grade 1 listed mansion, with 260 acres of parkland, ornamental lake and Walled Garden, offering the perfect setting for your dream wedding day.

Originally the former ancestral home of the Viscounts Bollingbroke, Lydiard House is set in picturesque surroundings and caters for grand receptions or small intimate gatherings; from a simple soiree or civil partnership to more traditional white wedding celebrations.

We can cater for up to 120 guests at a formal wedding breakfast in the elegant Main House and up to150 for an evening reception. Immediately adjacent  to the wedding reception rooms of the Main House are direct access to the beautiful gardens, a great location to enjoy drinks and an ideal backdrop to capture some unique photographs of your special day.

Whatever your requirements, our dedicated wedding team will support you every step of the way to ensure you have your perfect day. An event manager will also be on hand on the big day to ensure all runs smoothly and will act as master of ceremonies if required.

Lydiard House is licensed for civil ceremonies for up to 100 guests

Facilities

  • Suppliers list
  • Accessible parking
  • Wedding planner
  • In-house catering
  • Guest parking

Accommodation

All of our comfortable 37 bedrooms are en-suite and provide tea & coffee making facilities, TV, hairdryer, plus complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the venue. Double and Twin rooms available.
 
If you are away on business, the rooms also have ample workspace and good lighting. There are also 13 dynamic and versatile bookable meeting spaces.
 
We are pleased to offer overnight guests complimentary parking at Lydiard Park. Please ask our friendly reception staff for details upon check-in.
 
Check-in: From 2pm*
Check-out: 10am Mon-Fri, 11am Sat-Sun
 
* Early check-in cannot be guaranteed, but we will be happy to store your luggage if you require.

Breakfast is served between 7am and 9am Monday to Friday, and 8am to 10am on Saturday and Sunday. All room rates include breakfast. Featuring local produced Wiltshire sausages, smoked back bacon, eggs, plus continental options.
 
Evening meals are served between 5pm and 9pm, Monday to Saturday.
 
Our well stocked bar is open daily from 5pm to 3am to overnight guests. Non-residents are welcome in the bar until 11pm.


Corporate Hire

Corporate events

Lydiard House Conference Centre is located within the Grade I listed Palladian house and modern annexe. The centre offers a tranquil, yet focussed environment for corporate events, training courses and meetings.
 
Facilities include:

  • 13 meeting rooms of varying size, catering for 2 to 100 guests 
  • 37 en-suite bedrooms Locally sourced catering produce prepared by their chefs on site 
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access throughout the building 
  • Good location close to J16 M4

Facilities

  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Dinner
  • Team building activities
  • Overnight accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Plentiful parking
  • Projector and screen
  • Refreshments