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Nature's closer than you think

Boasting far-reaching views towards the Severn valley and across to the mountains of Wales, the historic deer park is an ideal place to escape the crowds and get in touch with nature. The park is open for you to enjoy every day of the year (except Christmas Day).

Cows in the park

Cows at Dyrham Park

You may notice a friendly herd of cows here during your visit. Not only do they eat the long grass so the deer can reach the tendershoots, but the flies which feed off their dung feed birds and bats in the park. Look out for Cedric the cow in the car park, who is collecting money for our roof appeal.

Ancient deer park

Dyrham Park gets its name from the Saxon for 'deer' and we still have a herd of around 185 fallow deer here. They are a friendly bunch and can often be seen on the East Front, near Old Lodge or out on one of our walking routes. Look out for fawning season in June and rutting season in October.

Dog walking area

Next to the car park is a wooded area and wildflower meadow field where you are welcome to take your dog for a stroll throughout the year. Feel free to let them off their lead to enjoy acres of parkland. Please note, dogs are not allowed into the main deer park and formal garden.

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