Activities

Explore the deer park on a one-mile walk

This walk around the undulating heart of the deer park is a great introduction to Dyrham and some of its history (sturdy shoes are recommended).

Try our new tree trail

Dyrham Park is famous for its majestic trees, many of which are over three hundred years old. We've recently put together a trail taking you to some of our most spectacular specimens.

Walking

  • There are over 270 acres of dramatic parkland to explore on foot
  • From spring to autumn, join a park warden on an insightful guided walk
  • Follow a way-marked path or be bold and discover your own way round
  • The main drive to the house is suitable for buggies and wheelchairs
  • The parkland terrain can be uneven, so sturdy footwear is recommended

More downloadable park walks

Start the '50 things' challenge with us

The National Trust has come up with a list of 50 things to do before you're 11¾. It's all about getting outdoors and trying all sorts of fun things that anyone can have a go at. Ask at reception for more information.

Dyrham Park on the Cotswold Way

View towards the Severn estuary from the Cotswold Way National Trail near Dyrham © National Trust

View towards the Severn estuary from the Cotswold Way National Trail near Dyrham

The Cotswold Way National Trail, one of the most popular walking routes in the South West, passes close by Dyrham Park on its way to Bath. The trail stretches 103 miles along the Cotswold escarpment through an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Also on the Cotswold Way...

Prior Park Landscape Garden is a short walk from Bath city centre © Andrew Butler

Prior Park Landscape Garden is a short walk from Bath city centre

From Wotton-under-Edge to Bath, the Cotswold Way passes close to other National Trust places well worth a detour:

Two hours at Dyrham...

  • Discover the mansion and its evocative interiors
  • Explore the tranquil West Garden
  • Pause for a hot drink or a cream tea in our tea-room
  • Pick up a stylish gift in the Dyrham Park shop

...or half a day

  • Take a guided tour of the park in the morning...
  • ...or explore the history of the West Garden on an afternoon tour
  • Pick up a sandwich from the tea-room for an instant picnic in the park
  • Head up to Old Lodge in the park, with play equipment and picnic area
  • Spot new plants in the garden and then take one home from our shop

...or spend the whole day

  • Follow one of the way-marked rountes around the park
  • Keep the kids busy with a park tracker pack from visitor reception
  • Visit St Peter's Church, Dyrham's ancient parish church
  • Explore the historic village of Dyrham, once part of the estate
  • Let our room guides tell all you about the house and its contents
  • Enjoy a delicious, freshly-prepared hot lunch in the tea-room
  • Head to the topograph in the park for stunning views towards Wales

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