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The Courts Garden

The Courts Garden

The Courts Garden in Holt is a formal garden located three miles from the historic and extremely pretty town of Bradford-on-Avon, which with its ancient bridge, restaurants, pubs and shops is worthy of a visit itself.

The Courts was a private residence built in 1720 for a wealthy family involved in the wool trade, with a cloth mill added alongside sometime later. In 1900 the wool trade had declined and the old mill was knocked down and the gardens were created in its place. The Courts Garden is a typical English country garden and features a lily pond and ‘dye pool’ which use the waterways that once served the former mill.

The gardens are now owned by the National Trust and you should check their website for up to date opening times and admission prices.

Where to Stay

If you are in the area and looking for accommodation, the Holiday Inn Salisbury-Stonehenge is a great option. With many guest rooms including family and accessible rooms - you are sure to find something to suit your needs. The hotel is also home to the Solstice Bar & Grill which has a great menu all year round and serves a fabulous Carvery lunch every Sunday (under 5s eat free of charge) as well as a regional menu.