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Spectacular Victorian Gothic Revival house with gardens and parkland

Tyntesfield, just a stone’s throw away from Bristol, was not built as a bold and extravagant statement of wealth, power or politics. Its purpose was simple; to serve as a family home.

Once hidden and inaccessible, the ordinary and extraordinary lives and possessions of four generations of the Gibbs family are ready for discovery.

The garden and estate balance faded beauty and function with an abundance of nature; celebrated in ornate Gothic carvings that decorate the house. Flower filled terraces, an empty lake, woodland, champion trees and productive kitchen garden give further opportunities for exploration.

With each season you will experience a new side to Tyntesfield as we open doors and change perspectives on this much loved family estate.

This year we will be opening the house every day, in some way; to showcase the collection and architecture. From March we will be introducing to you in the house and garden, to Antony, the eldest son of Tyntesfield creator William Gibbs. We have represented a number of rooms in the house and have a fascinating series of events which will bring to life this fascinating and influential man and the world around him.

Explore the house

See the ornate Gothic architecture at Tyntesfield

The house is open to explore every day all year, in some way, to showcase the collection and architecture. Book your timed tickets, in advance here, to avoid disappointment. Closed 25 Dec.


A steady hand and an eye for detail helps conserve our paintings

From the 26 Jan to the 13 Feb the house will be open through our new conservation tours. Join us for a chance to see, behind-the-scenes, and how we care for the house and over 50,000 objects. Book your tickets here, as they are limited, timed entry only.

Great food

Enjoy a bowl of delicious soup © NTPL/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.

Great shopping

The shop at Home Farm was once home to dairy cattle © NT/Neil McCoubrey

Spend time browsing for some much needed retail therapy. Our extensive range includes books to jams, the great outdoors and plants. Maybe treat yourself, or buy a gift for that someone special.

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What’s on

Explore the wider estate and discover untrodden paths on our boundary walk. Join us for the launch of our new play spaces, family wassailing, welly wanging or head out on your own estate walk. See all our events here.