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Snowdrops in Swindon | Places to see Snowdrops in and around Swindon

Places to see Snowdrops in and around Swindon

Everyone is feeling the winter blues, but one thing we can all look forward to is the new life that nature brings us – Snowdrops. Whether you just want to come across them on a dog walk or are specifically heading out to photograph them, we’ve given you the run-down of the top locations you can find snowdrops by the dozen.

Have a read below at some of our favourite places to see Snowdrops in and around Swindon!

Snowdrops in Swindon

Lydiard Park

Lydiard Park plant brand new snowdrops in the land opposite the walled garden every single year, so you’re always guaranteed more snowdrops than you could ever imagine! You will also find snowdrops in the graveyard of St Mary’s Church and dotted around the park, especially in the wooded areas.

Dogs: Allowed in all areas of the park, on leads between March – October.

Parking: Pay and display in both car parks (access from Hay Lane or Hook Street). Use postcode SN5 3PA.

Price: Lydiard Park is FREE to enter; however, parking is £2.10 for up to 2 hours or £4.40 all-day

Tip: Stop in the Coach House Tea Rooms and enjoy a delicious ice cream or warming coffee after snowdrop spotting!

Snowdrop Rating: 4/5

Fancy stopping off in a cosy winter pub afterwards? Click here to see the cosiest pubs in the area! 

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Snowdrops in Wiltshire

Lacock Abbey

Although Lacock Abbey is a thirty-minute drive outside of Swindon, this gorgeous Wiltshire village is worth visiting, especially in snowdrop season. The historic abbey grounds flourish into a carpet of snowdrops in the transition from Winter to Spring and make a beautiful scene. Follow the woodland paths through the snowdrops and don’t forget to have a mooch around the Abbey itself!

Dogs: Allowed in the abbey grounds from 1 November to 31 March.

Parking: Pay and display in the National Trust Car Park (200 yards), free to members or £4.00 per day for non-members. Use postcode SN15 2LG.

Price: From £11.60 per adult. Find out more about pricing here.

Tip: Make the most of your trip and enjoy a wander around the beautiful village; it’s quaint with lots of little gift shops, pubs, and a very special bakery!

Snowdrop Rating: 5/5

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The Lawns Swindon snowdrops

The Lawns

The Lawns in Old Town is a real hotspot for snowdrops in Swindon and we can confirm they look amazing this year! This lovely Old Town walk is central to Swindon but walking around you will feel like you're in the country, with lots of woodland paths, open grassy areas and a spectacular view all over Swindon at the top. Look out for snowdrops in the wooded areas and under trees. 

Parking: No parking on site but parking is available in Old Town.

Price: Free

Dogs: Allowed both on or off leads

Tip: Head for a pint at one of Old Town's pubs afterwards or enjoy a longer walk down the Old Railway Line after!

Snowdrop Rating: 4.5/5

Snowdrops in Wiltshire

Lucknam Park

Lucknam Park

Lucknam Park lies on the edge of the Cotswolds, just 6 miles from Chippenham. Although within the 500-acre grounds sits the stunning, 5-star hotel Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa, you don’t have to be a resident to see their beautiful spread of snowdrops in areas of the park. And let us tell you…they’re certainly worth seeing!

Dogs: Permitted in gardens and woodland.

Parking: Only available for guests of the hotel. Parking available in the Thickwood Estate (500 yards). Use postcode SN14 8AZ.

Price: Free

Tip: Why not make the most of your visit to Lucknam Park with a meal in their Michelin Star restaurant or make use of spa facilities? You don’t have to be a resident to do so!

Snowdrop Rating: 3/5

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Snowdrops in Swindon

Badbury Hill

Although Badbury Hill is more famously known for its bluebells which flower in late spring, they also sprout a few snowdrops from year to year. Badbury Hill offers a peaceful, countryside and woodland walk with various routes (both short and long walks) marked out for you. You can find snowdrops in the main woodland area next to the car park.

Parking: Free in car park – use SN7 7NL.

Price: Free

Dogs: Allowed under close control.

Tip: Finish up your walk with a pint and meal at The Radnor Arms in nearby village Coleshill.

Snowdrop Rating: 3/5

*Please note that they don’t flower as many snowdrops as many of the others on this list do.

Looking for other National Trust Properties or Estates near you? Check them out here! 

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Snowdrops in Wiltshire

Welford Park

Welford Park is famous for its colossal show of snowdrops, and is definitely the best for miles around. Their magnificent display of snowdrops commences from January time until early March. The full snowdrop walk around the Beech Woods takes around 30 – 40 minutes and there are also paths along the River Lambourn to enjoy.

Parking: Free in car park on site. Use postcode RG20 8HU.

Price: Adults £8, Children £4, Under 4s free.

Dogs: Allowed on leads at all times

Tip: Make sure you explore Beech Wood as the snowdrops there is a particularly spectacular sight to see!

Snowdrop Rating: 5/5

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