High up in the hills above Bath in Somerset, well away from the town’s tourist-thronged centre, you’ll find the peaceful Prior Park which has commanding views of the town below.
Part of the National Trust, Prior Park used to form the grounds of the 18th century palladian mansion which sits above it, however that building is now a Catholic boarding school. Amongst the interesting features you’ll find in the grounds are the remnants of a shell-filled grotto, the ‘cabinet’ (an open space below the grand house where the master of the house and guests would gather to discuss the issues of the day - from which the British Government’s ‘cabinet’ gets its name) and a beautiful bridge that crosses an artificial waterway at the bottom of the estate.
If you happen to find yourself in Bath and have had your fill of Roman ruins, Prior Park would make for an interesting visit - just make sure that you bring your walking boots! The other photographs from my trip can be found online here.