Geo-Trips :: Explore the Bowood Estate


A walk from Bowood House, Wiltshire

Wed, 12 May 2010

by Trevor Rickard

Bluebells in the Bowood Arboretum The Upper Terrace The Lower Terrace 

Situated between Calne and Chippenham in Wiltshire, the Bowood Estate makes a great day out with plenty to see and do for the whole family. My favourite time is in the spring when the parkland bluebells and rhododendrons are flooding the park with colour and the huge collection of specimen trees are fresh with new growth. The house is full of amazing artefacts and tales of famous people who worked there for the Earls of Shelbourne and the Marquises of Lansdowne. Robert Adam designed the orangery, Capability Brown laid out the park and Joseph Priestley discovered oxygen in the laboratory.

Click the blue circles to see a photograph taken from that spot and read further information about the location. The blue lines indicate the direction of view. There is also a slideshow of this trip.

All images © Trevor Rickard and available under a Creative Commons licence external link.

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