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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.

Booking ahead

Visit the house with the whole family © NTPL/John Millar

The house is always a popular destination on a visit to Tyntesfield. To guarantee your entry why not book in advance on-line or on the event line - 0844 249 1895.

Exciting events

Queen Victoria and her soldiers come to Tyntesfield © NTPL/Tim Rose

There's always something exciting to do here at Tyntesfield. This year you'll also be able to stop a revolution, take in some theatre and listen to some fabulous music.

Glorious gardens

Agapanthus at Tyntesfield 

Explore glasshouses and gazebos, flower beds and parkland. Take time to discover the walled kitchen garden which produces fruit and vegetables for the Cow Barn Kitchen.

Great food

 

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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From the ordinary to the extraordinary

What ordinary and extraordinary objects will you discover? © Cerys Marks

What ordinary and extraordinary objects will you discover?

Each month six ‘ordinary’ and six ‘extraordinary’ objects, as well as a mystery item, will form part of the presentation of the house. Many will be on display for the first time and will connect the life and times of one family with the on-going journey to conserve the National Trust’s largest catalogued, indigenous collection.

Up, up and away

Up, up and away © Bristol Balloons

Up, up and away

New for 2014. For that extra special treat why not enjoy a champagne hot air balloon flight from Tyntesfield, with Bristol Balloons. Flight vouchers are now available to purchase for selected flight dates from April 2014 onwards.

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