Had it not been for war with France in 1793, Grosvenor Gardens, which opened that year, might have been the success it deserved to be. Designed and built on a scale never before seen in Bath, it contained features that would be copied in Sydney Gardens. Yet within 10 years it closed. Join Kirsten Elliott outside the central house of Grosvenor Place to follow a zigzag path across the site, returning along the river bank, to discover its lost delights.

Kirsten has written many books about walking and heritage in Bath. They are available here.

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Fully booked
Start Date Thursday 23rd September 2021
Start Time 10:30
Duration 2 hours
Distance 1.5 miles
Places Available 15
Meeting Point Grosvenor Place, Bath, BA1 6BA


Start / Finish

Grosvenor Place, Bath BA1 6BA - in front of the central house


The walk is mainly on pavements and grass paths, may be muddy in places


Shops, cafes and loos on the London Road


Kirsten Elliott

Meeting Point

Grosvenor Place, Bath, BA1 6BA