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Just an hour west of London by train, Lydiard Park encompasses 260 acres of historic landscape with lawns, woodlands, lakes and pasture. Open to the public all year, accessible paths crisscross the site, creating a great location for a walk, run, jog or bike ride.

At the heart of the park is Lydiard House – a striking Grade 1 listed Palladian house that for 500 years was home to the St John family. Next to it stands the ancient church of St. Mary’s Lydiard Tregoze, widely regarded as one of the most important small churches in England. The ground floor state apartments of Lydiard House have been beautifully restored and contain original family furnishings and portraits dating back to Elizabethan times. The church is currently undergoing a major conservation project to preserve its medieval wall paintings and remarkable monuments to the St. John family.

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

Directions & Facilities

The park is open from sunrise to sunset throughout the year. For full details, visit the Swindon Borough Council website.

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St. Mary’s Church Lydiard Tregoze

St.Mary’s Church has recently undergone £1million conservation project. For opening details and project information visit the St. Mary’s website.

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Lydiard House & Walled Garden

The State Rooms of the house and the Walled Garden are open April - December. Full opening details are found on the Swindon Borough Council website.

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Conferences & Accommodation

Booking a conference, staying overnight or planning a special event? Arrangements can be found on the Swindon Borough Council website.

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