Named in honour of Queen Alexandra to commemorate the coronation of Edward VII in 1902. This 4.5 hectare (11 acre) park is situated at the top of Beechen Cliff, giving arguably the most striking and magnificent panoramic views of this World Heritage City, surrounding hills and wooded vales.
Shakespeare Avenue, Bath, BA2 4RQ
Children’s play area - instructions of the wheelchair Ability Swing
Outdoor table tennis table
The Jacob's Ladder - a long steep flight of steps offer a challenge on foot from the start at Bath Spa railway station, up through Beechen Cliff to reach the top at Alexandra Park.
Good links to nearby walks
Lyncombe Hill Farm and the Bath skyline beyond
Beechen Cliff woodland
The Friends of Alexandra aim to help maintain the park as an attractive, well maintained, distinctive green space with outstanding views over Bath and the surrounding area; accessible, used and valued by all sections of the community. For more information about events planned by the friends in the park see here.
Good public transport links from Bath Bus station to Wells Road (A367). Ask for route to 'Bear Flat'.
Admission and opening times
There is no charge for admission. Alexandra Park is open throughout the year, although the park is closed to vehicles between dusk and dawn.
There is car parking within the park in designated areas. Low and drop kerbs facilitate disabled parking. Car parking is free up to 1 hour but please note; a mobile phone is needed in order to register your parking. Further information on the parking is as follows:
48 parking spaces
Location number: 751079 (needed to register to park here)
Monday to Saturday, 8am to 7pm
Up to 1 hour £0.00
Up to 2 hours £1.00
Up to 3 hours £3.00
Up to 4 hours £4.00
Up to 15:00 £0.00
All day Free
A tarmac path circles the park. The majority of areas are wheelchair accessible.
Play area has wheel chair accessible equipment; roundabout, trampoline and wheelchair swing (instructions of the wheelchair Ability Swing).
Photo credit: Friends of Alexandra Park