Opened in 1902 to commemorate the coronation of Edward VII, and named in honour of Queen Alexandra, this 4.5 hectare (11 acre) park is situated at the top of Beechen Cliff – giving magnificent panoramic views of the city, and surrounding hills and wooded vales – arguably the most striking views available of this grand heritage city.
“They determined on walking round Beechen Cliff, that noble hill whose beautiful verdure and hanging coppice render it so striking an object from almost every opening in Bath.” – Jane Austen (Northanger Abbey)
Alexandra Park's lawns and fine trees create a restful atmosphere, and facilities include a children’s play area, bowling green, petanque pitch, an outdoor table tennis table, free car parking (although the park is closed to vehicles after dusk), and public toilets.
The park can be accessed via a long steep flight of steps (known as Jacob's Ladder), the start of which is located just minutes from Bath Spa station, and which leads up through Beechen Cliff. Or for those less keen on a challenge, it is also accessible by driving or catching a bus to the Wells Road (A367), and then turning onto Shakespeare Avenue.
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