At its heart Tyntesfield is a Victorian country house and estate, which serves as a backdrop to the remarkable story of four generations of the Gibbs family. Their tale charts the accumulation of wealth from the guano trade, transformation of a Georgian house to a Victorian Gothic masterpiece and the collection of over 50,000 objects.
Their achievements are celebrated through ornate Gothic carvings, flower-filled terraces and an expansive estate amid the Somerset countryside. With each visit you'll experience a new side of Tyntesfield, as they close one door and open another.
For young explorers we have three play areas; including a woodland adventure and sculpture trail. Packed activities programme including open air theatre, food and craft markets (first Sunday of each month April to November) and living history.
The Cow Barn
Eating and shopping: The Cow Barn in the Home Farm visitor centre offers year-round homemade dishes using estate-grown ingredients. Shop with plant sales, second-hand bookshop and small play area. For light bites while exploring, try the Pavilion Café.
Prior's Wood Nature Reserve
Nearby Prior's Wood Nature Reserve was once part of the Tyntesfield Estate and is the ideal place for getting away from the busy city.
Dogs on short leads are welcome in specified areas of the Tyntesfield estate, please pick up an estate map from the Ticket Office on arrival. Check out our top 10 dog walks in Bristol.
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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.
- Discover Tyntesfield
|Open (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)|
* Opening times differ per season, please check the website.
- 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 2019
- Very Good409
- shanes236Northamptonshire, United KingdomTrip Type:CouplesWe will return to visit the house.Sunday, 10th November 2019Parking free to NT members and £3 to the general public. The grounds are astounding and we managed to cover most of it including the rose garden. Pathways are slightly hilly in places but fairly... Read full review
- DougieFowlerThornbury, United KingdomA real delight on a lovely dayTuesday, 12th November 2019Tyntesfield never ceases to impress me as it is like an old friend that one visits from time to time. We visited on Sunday and the weather could not have been better. The autumn colours were... Read full review
- KarenKewPortishead, United KingdomTrip Type:Friends getawayRather limited access....Tuesday, 12th November 2019Out of season so only guided tours on offer - themed on the children in the house. Timed access and entry through a back door. A volunteer guide who gave much info but didn't provide the context. We... Read full review