Tyntesfield

Wraxall, Bristol, Somerset, BS48 1NX

Tel: +44 (0)1275 461900

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Tyntesfield

About

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.

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 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)

* 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
      892
    • Very Good
      436
    • Average
      133
    • Poor
      54
    • Terrible
      42

    Recent Reviews:

    • Weary-Traveller007
      Weston super Mare
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Excellent Gothic style House
      5 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 10th May 2022
      Lived close but not visited before, and should have visited years ago Superb house with many areas to see and a great outdoors area for walking picnics etc Staff were very friendly and knowledgeable... Read full review
    • Lyn D
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Lovely house and gardens, great staff.
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 15th May 2022
      Loved our visit here, we arrived after lunch so didn't use cafe. Staff could not have been nicer, so friendly and helpful. My husband has mobility problems and they offered him a motorised scooter to... Read full review
    • Guido_The_Great
      Bath, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Incredible place
      5 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 18th May 2022
      Me and my girlfriend visited last Friday. Absolutely stunning house and gardens. Immaculately kept. Extremely pleasant and knowledgeable staff inside the house which was fantastic. One of the best... Read full review

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