Dyrham Park

A46, Dyrham, Near Bath, Gloucestershire, SN14 8HY

Tel: +44 (0)117 937 2501

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Dyrham Park

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Dyrham Park, situated off the A46 near Bath, is nestled in a 270-acre ancient parkland filled with magnificent trees and breathtaking views reaching right over to Wales.  

Inside the baroque-style house visitors can get a flavour of 17th-century life with a fine collection of Dutch ceramics and fine art.

Splendid formal borders, idyllic ponds and a wildflower orchard are all features of the stunning garden which is being sensitively developed as a 21st-century garden with echoes of the past.

The sloping and spacious parkland’s a great space for young explorers to run free, be in nature and tick off challenges on their National Trust '50 Things to Do Before You're 11 3/4' list.

Garden and park tours run most days led by specialist volunteer guides or if you prefer to explore independently, there are lots of paths and self-led trails.  

Dyrham Park is currently housing an exhibition on the world of the late 17th century, when civil servant William Blathwayt created the Dyrham Park we know today. It puts the period into context by introducing some of the events happening nationally and internationally at the time, as well as highlighting prominent figures in history from that period. 

Visitors can try out the newly revamped play area and brand new café at Old Lodge in the middle of the parkland, and enjoy walking through the parkland year-round, thanks to new paths across the site. 

The house has recently reopened to the public after conservation and decorative work, with improved lighting to illuminate the beautifully restored rooms. New interpretation brings the refreshed house to life with interactive, multi-sensory information for visitors to involve themselves in. Outside, historic metal gates at the end of the garden’s Avenue have been restored, and a parterre is set to be created in 2023, linking back to plans for the original 17th-century garden.

The site also features a large tearoom decorated in a blue and white theme to mirror the Delftware in the house, as well as a new tea garden to enjoy in warmer weather. An ice-cream kiosk is also open on busier days in the year.

Dyrham Park is home to a National Trust shop, selling cards, books, plants, gardening items, homeware and a wide variety of other gifts.

 

Parkland walks 

Selected days 10.30am & 1.30pm 

Learn about the 270 acres of ancient parkland on a guided tour around the site. 

Price: Free (normal admission applies). Booking not required.    

 

Garden walks  

Selected weekdays 11.30am & 2pm 

Explore the garden with an expert volunteer guide who can talk through current and future plans as well as seasonal planting. 

Price: Free (normal admission applies). Booking not required.    

 

Village and tree walks  

Selected Wednesdays. 1pm 

These 90-minute walks go into greater depth on specialist topics such as the intriguing history of the village of Dyrham or the background on the huge variety of trees that grow in the garden and parkland. 

Price: Free (normal admission applies). Booking not required.   

Book Tickets

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

* Dyrham Park is closed to the public on Christmas Eve & Christmas Day.

Awards

  • Visit EnglandCode of Practice Code of Practice 2012

Further Information

Other

  • Gift Shop

Accessibility

  • Facilities for Disabled Visitors

Catering

  • Picnic Site
  • Restaurant

Children & Infants

  • Facilities for children

Establishment Features

  • Event venue

Key Features

  • Film or TV location
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking
  • On Bus Route

Payment Methods

  • Visa accepted

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4 of 5 stars
    • Excellent
      666
    • Very Good
      486
    • Average
      154
    • Poor
      56
    • Terrible
      31

    Recent Reviews:

    • alyshia h
      Rude staff within the house
      1 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 11th February 2024
      There were some amazing views as you walk around, the shop staff were so friendly and helpful, however our day was completely ruined by the staff within the house and rude they were. One member of... Read full review
    • 214bd
      Bristol, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Nice Half Term Walk
      4 of 5 stars
      Friday, 16th February 2024
      A nice pleasant walk in and around the country house. The elite really did live extravagantly, from leather on the wall to four poster beds and acres of garden space. This place is great for the... Read full review
    • the_lucy_show
      Southampton, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      First visit - really fascinating
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 18th February 2024
      First visit to Dyrham Park and it was great. The house is incredibly opulent, if you’re just into spectacular interiors you’ll be well served. We’d never heard of the owner William Blathwayt before... Read full review

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