Tyntesfield has re-opened, subject to Government restrictions. The house will be operating on a first come, first serve basis, entry is included with your admission to the estate. As a result of this, not everyone will be able to visit the house. Please check directly on their website and/or social media channels for the latest updates and to avoid disappointment please book your visit to Tyntesfield in advance.
Find out more and book your visit on the Tyntesfield website.
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.
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 on leads are welcome in all areas of the estate except the Cow Barn visitor centre, rose garden, kitchen garden and house.
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.
- Visiting Tyntesfield: what to expect post lockdown
- The house at Tyntesfield is opening once again
|Open (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)|
* Please check the website for opening times.
The above times should be used as an indicator during the recovery phase from the global pandemic.
Please double-check details by visiting the website via the link above before you visit
- Visit Britain We're Good to Go 2021
- Regional and Miscellaneous WTTC Safe Travels 2021
- 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
- On-Site café/restaurant
- Conference facilities
- Dogs Accepted - On woodland walks only
- Event Venue
- Printed Material in Foreign Languages - German, French
- Tea / Coffee Shop
- 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.
- Blue Badge Guides admitted free
- Special group rates - 15%
- TIC Staff Admitted Free
Tours and Demonstrations
- Demonstrations Given
- Educational Visits Accepted
- Guided Tours Available for Groups
- Guided Tours Available for Individuals
- Groups Accepted - Essential to prebook.
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Travelers Choice 2021
- Very Good429
- SweetshouseBristol, United KingdomExtremely DisappointingTuesday, 12th October 2021I live locally and my husband and I have been national trust members for 30 years, having regularly visited Tyntesfield with non members it has never been a problem to visit just the cafe and the... Read full review
- MarilynAnnBanksBristol, United KingdomTrip Type:Friends getawayBeyond DisappointedSaturday, 16th October 2021Tyntesfield is usually one of my favourite places to visit and a must to take my visitors However, yesterday’s experience was not up to standard The entry fee was unchanged despite the majority of... Read full review
- FedupwithrhonaLondon, United KingdomTrip Type:FamilyA little disappointingSaturday, 16th October 2021As mentioned by other reviewers, very little of the house was open for viewing. So disappointing. Beautiful gardens as always. Read full review