Behind the Holburne Museum lies the large open grounds of Sydney Park, where visitors will find a neo-classical folly, a quaint canal and the perfect place for a picnic.
Steeped in history, this is the oldest park in the city, planned and laid out by the architect Harcourt Masters in 1795.
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  Panoramic View.

Kennet and Avon Canal in Sydney Gardens

 Temple in Sydney Gardens  Temple in Syney Park from bridge

The picturesque 12 acre grounds were very popular at the end of the 18th and earliest 19th century when breakfast promenades and concerts were held. They were visited by many members of the Royal family and Jane Austen, who lived at near by 4 Sydney Place between 1801 and 1805 was a regular figure in the park.

Today the park contains fine trees, shrubberies, lawns and flower beds, tennis courts and a children's play area.

Well worth a visit.

Jane Austen's house, no.4 Sydney Place