Designed by the magnificently-named Capability Brown, the Prior Park Landscape Garden might just be the most important of its type in the UK. It was this verdant expanse of grandeur that set the tone for what became the ‘English landscape garden’, a must-have for any wealthy European worth his or her salt in the 18th and 19th century, and you don’t need to be the aforementioned Captain Capability to see why. Set in a sharp valley with stunning views of the city, the park is full of hidden treasure that doffs its cap in the direction of Bath’s iconic architecture. We’re talking about hidden bridges, Gothic temples, grottos, serpentine lakes, the whole deal. One of the best walks in the country, without doubt.