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Notice: The garden/estate closes at 3pm on New Year’s Eve, with the shop and restaurant closing at 2.30pm. Filming at Tyntesfield - Due to unexpected circumstances we are revising our January opening times for the house, garden/estate and the Home Farm Visitor Centre. The house, garden/estate and the Home Farm Visitor Centre will be open from the 1 to 4 January. This means that from the 5 – 25 January the house will be closed to enable filming to take place internally and around its exterior. The Home Farm Visitor Centre will be open throughout, but the shop will be closed on the 15 and 16 January for stock taking. The garden and estate will only close from the 8-10 January and again from 12-17, 19 and 20 January. We are very sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. From the 26 January the house, garden/estate and the Home Farm Visitor Centre will fully re-open. The house will be open from the 26 January to the 13 February through our new backstage conservation in action guided tours. Your chance to see, behind-the-scenes, how we care for the house, and our collection. For further information please contact us on 01275 461907 or

Spectacular Victorian Gothic Revival house with gardens and parkland

A fine Victorian country house created by one of England's richest commoners, William Gibbs, who built his fortune on fertiliser.

Spiralling turrets and pinnacles adorn the roof, ornate stone carvings and church-like windows complete the Gothic look, giving the feel of a mysterious, fairytale mansion. Beyond the grandeur that visitors of the Gibbs family would have seen, you will also discover a family home and the evidence of their changing fortunes.

Terraced lawns give way to spacious parkland filled with hundreds of trees collected by the family, and a glorious walled kitchen garden beyond. The rolling Somerset hills in the distance create an atmospheric backdrop at any time of the year.

The estate and gardens are open every day. The house is open Friday to Wednesday.

Please note: At weekends and during busy periods access to the house is by timed ticket (limited numbers). Please arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Festive fun

Enjoy a musical start to your Christmas © S Young

There's always something exciting to do here at Tyntesfield. Join us this Christmas for festive family fun; with a very Victorian twist.

For all seasons

Tyntesfield’s gardens look beautiful whatever the weather © Chris Watts

Come and explore woodland, rolling grassland and formal gardens. Take time to discover the walled kitchen garden which produces seasonal fruit and vegetables, for the Cow Barn Kitchen.

Great food

Enjoy a bowl of delicious soup © William Shaw

Try our Cow Barn Kitchen, serving delicious, local food every day. Relax with a coffee and a piece of homemade cake or enjoy a delicious lunch made with fresh seasonal ingredients. Free Wi-fi too.

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A very Victorian Christmas at Tyntesfield

Get this special time of the year off to a magical start and step back to Christmas’ past. Come and join us as we take the best loved themes and traditions and bring them to life at Tyntesfield.