***The grounds at Tyntesfield are open. The Cow Barn, Pavilion Cafe and Griddle Pod are open on a takeaway basis. 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 (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 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 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:
- Travelers Choice 2020
- Very Good418
- SweepermanWeston-super-Mare, United KingdomTrip Type:CouplesAnother lovely walk around the groundsSaturday, 31st October 2020Being fairly local, Tyntesfield is one of our regular visits and we always enjoy walking the grounds. The one way system seems to work well although it does confuse some people who end up walking... Read full review
- jjbl0ndieCoventry, United KingdomQuirky houseSaturday, 14th November 2020Having visited several years ago, I thought the visit had been well adapted to COVID. The gardens are lovely and it was great to be able to look round part of the house, if in a very controlled way... Read full review
- machinmadNorwich, United KingdomStunning place ...Sunday, 22nd November 2020As you start your journey round this estate you pass the café, shop (and toilet block) housed in the old stables, which are well worth a look. A one-way trail takes you up and down a windy drive... Read full review