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Protecting, conserving and enhancing Lydiard House and Park

The Friends of Lydiard Park are an independent charity supporting and promoting interest in this significant Palladian house and its beautiful, much-loved grounds.


Webinar Recordings

If you missed some of our webinar talks the first time around, you can now catch up by watching recordings of our ‘Historic Heroines’ series and other fascinating topics. Engaging and authoritative talks by our knowledgeable speakers draw you into a world of history and intrigue from Civil War espionage to the secrets of Big Ben. Read More

Tales of Lydiard

Step into the story of Lydiard House and Park and explore the interesting, quirky and sometimes scandalous tales from its fascinating past and ongoing history.

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Learn about the important heritage research and genealogy we support and our ambitious project to form a digital archive for academic study and general research.

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Lydiard Outdoors

Discover what this beautiful parkland has to offer through all the seasons from Nature Watch to exploring its historic features and fun family trails.

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Lydiard Park Quiz

Witticisms, petitions, murders and trees; test your Lydiard knowledge in our new seasonal quiz and discover some fascinating facts. Fun for all the family.

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Friend of the Month

"While our visits to the park have become more infrequent as my children have grown older, it is still a park we all love to go back to on occasion." says Per-Axel Warensjo

Membership & Support

By joining the Friends of Lydiard Park you will be part of a large sociable group helping to ensure that this important part of our local and national heritage is more widely recognised, enjoyed and preserved for future generations.

  • Free entry to Lydiard House and walled garden
  • Reduced price entry to programme of talks & events
  • Invitations to social events in May and at Christmas
  • Summer outing to historic house/garden destinations
  • Private members access to St. John & related families database
  • Opportunities to get involved in special projects

Discover the beauty of Lydiard

Lydiard House and Park is owned and managed by Swindon Borough Council.

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