Tyntesfield

Wraxall, Bristol, Somerset, BS48 1NX

Tel: +44 (0)1275 461900

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Tyntesfield

About

An ornate Victorian Gothic Revival house with extensive garden and parkland, just a stone's throw from Bristol, Tyntesfield was not intended to be an extravagant statement of wealth, power or politics. Its purpose was simple: to serve as a family home.

Originally a smaller Georgian house, Tyntesfield was transformed into a Gothic Revival masterpiece. Its bespoke architecture reflects the devout Anglo-Catholic beliefs of the Gibbs family. Here they invested their wealth derived from controlling the import of Peruvian ‘guano’ fertiliser.

The garden and estate balance faded beauty and function with an abundance of nature. Flower-filled terraces, an empty lake, extensive woodland, champion trees and a productive kitchen garden give many opportunities for exploration. And with each season you can experience a new side to Tyntesfield. 

Find out more and book your visit on the Tyntesfield website.

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Kids activities

The natural play trail in the woods is open, and features well spaced out play features. Please bring your own hand sanitiser and keep a safe distance from others. 

Things to see and do
There are suggested one way walking routes to keep everyone safe and to help you make the most of your visit. Autumn colour walks are a fantastic way to explore the estate, or a brisk winter walk will blow away the cobwebs. 
The house opens from Monday 7 September, with limited numbers to ensure social distancing. Entry is on a first come, first served basis and included with your admission. Please leave large bags at home. 
Picnics are welcome across the estate – please take your rubbish home with you. 

Eating and Shopping

The Cow Barn and Pavilion Cafe are open.

The Cow Barn (10am – 4:30pm) in the Home Farm visitor centre offers year-round homemade dishes using estate-grown ingredients. Takeaway (please bring a face covering) or eat in on a first come, first served basis. 

Further into the estate, the Pavilion Café is dog friendly, and serves light bites, coffee and cake. It is open everyday, 10:30-16:30, please bring a face covering. 

The extensive Cow Barn shop sells local artisan products, classic National Trust lines and seasonal favourites. There’s also a garden and plant shop and second hand bookshop.

Dogs

Dogs on leads are welcome in all areas of the estate except the Cow Barn visitor centre, rose garden, kitchen garden and house. 

Book Tickets

Guide Prices

National Trust members visit free. If you would like to become a member of the National Trust, please speak to a member of our team during your visit.

20% off voucher for café and shop for visitors arriving by bicycle or by public transport, available from the Ticket Office at Home Farm visitor centre.

Video

  • Visiting Tyntesfield: what to expect post lockdown
  • The house at Tyntesfield is opening once again

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

* Please check the website for opening times.

Awards

  • Regional and MiscellaneousWTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021

Further Information

Accessibility

  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors - Hearing loop and Braille guide available at Visitor Reception.
  • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors - Touch Map
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Attraction Facilities

  • Shop

Catering

  • On-Site café/restaurant

Establishment Features

  • Conference facilities
  • Dogs-Accepted - On woodland walks only
  • Event Venue
  • Printed Material in Foreign Languages - German, French
  • Tea / Coffee Shop
  • Toilets

Key Features

  • Families
  • In countryside
  • Indoor Attraction
  • Max group size - 53
  • Min group size - 15 or 30 if part of a coach booking.
  • Outdoor Attraction

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking - Minimum 450m walk to house entrance. Mobility vehicle available.

Payment Methods

  • Blue Badge Guides admitted free
  • Special group rates - 15%
  • TIC Staff Admitted Free

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed towards families

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Demonstrations Given
  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted - Essential to prebook.

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
    • Excellent
      922
    • Very Good
      442
    • Average
      144
    • Poor
      63
    • Terrible
      47

    Recent Reviews:

    • Jeff456789
      Bristol, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Poorly organised, on busy days near impossible to get in the house
      2 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 16th December 2023
      We have visited before and normally enjoy tyntesfield but visited today December 16th which I appreciate will be busy but the organisation is frankly terrible. Arrived at 10:25 did a lap of the... Read full review
    • Jack G
      Tynsfield: in summary a reasonable amount of teasels on seating.
      3 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 28th January 2024
      A reasonable amount of chairs with teasels on at Tynsfield. Combined my daughter and I counted 49 teasels . Although like many properties like this it isn't a true reflection of out of bounds seating... Read full review
    • Phileas_Flogg
      Oxford, UK
      Barely worth the 3.5 hour round journey
      2 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 18th February 2024
      We visited Tynsfield many years ago when it was being converted into an NT visitor attraction and always pledged to go back once it had matured so we could experience the full grandeur of the... Read full review

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