The Tyntesfield estate reopened on Monday 29 June with the garden, woodland and parkland open for those who have pre-booked visits. 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 (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 (10:30-4pm) is dog friendly, and serves light bites, coffee and cake. Takeaway only, 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 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)|
* 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 2020
- 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
- Outdoor Attraction
Parking & Transport
- On site parking - Minimum 450m walk to house entrance. Mobility vehicle available.
- Blue Badge Guides admitted free
- Min group size - 15 or 30 if part of a coach booking.
- 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:
- Certificate of Excellence 2020
- Very Good417
- ellebeehomeSouthport, United KingdomTrip Type:CouplesArchitectural perfectionSaturday, 19th September 2020Finally got to go here and what we saw we loved. Such a gothic masterpiece. I was slightly disappointed I could only see a few rooms which I understand is to do with Covid and so the trip inside was... Read full review
- BristolShakerPortishead, United KingdomRegularsSaturday, 19th September 2020We are regular visitors to Tyntesfield as we live nearby. The architecture of the house is interesting as is the chapel. The gardens are delightful. Occasionally we've attended a few plays in... Read full review
- Maggie101962London, United KingdomBeautiful house and grounds.Sunday, 20th September 2020We were fortunate to be staying at the Chaplains Lodge Accommodation , this allowed us free access to the grounds. The estate is beautiful with lots of interesting walks and a wonderful kitchen... Read full review