The old Bath Racecourse

The Georgian farm buildings were built originally for the Bath racecourse before it moved to its present location at Lansdown in the 19th century.

History of Roman & Iron Ages

Evidence of much earlier occupation of the site has been found – a Roman building and Iron age field enclosures and barrow plus various arrowheads and flints from both the Bronze and Iron ages.

A Tribal Barrier

The tribal barrier of the Wansdyke passes through the farm. The Wansdyke was a massive earthwork that would have made defence from the Saxons for the free British of the southwest.


The Bath and West show was held here twice in the 1950s and 1960s before it moved to Shepton Mallet.

About Rainbow Wood Farm

Rainbow Wood Farm is a 300 acre working farm, bed & breakfast, farm produce shop and seasonal Christmas barn. The farm is full of the character that you would expect of a 17th century Georgian dwelling.

The centre of the city of Bath is just a few minutes away but there are also many other attractions close by. The farm is adjacent to Rainbow Wood and the National Trust Bath Skyline walk. Across the road is the University of Bath with many of its sport facilities open to the public, including an Olympic-size swimming pool.

The American Museum and Prior Park Gardens are close by while a short drive away are Iford Manor, The Courts Gardens in Holt and Great Chalfield Manor.