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
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.
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