Things to see & do

House and chapel

Mosaics in the chapel © NT/Chris Watts

Mosaics in the chapel

Discover a family home lived in by four generations of the Gibbs family, all making their mark and never throwing anything away. Follow the family’s rise and gentle decline, and find out why we saved Tyntesfield.

Kitchen garden

Door in the old walled garden at Tyntesfield showing a remaining peach tree © Andrew Butler

Door in the old walled garden at Tyntesfield showing a remaining peach tree

Nestled at the bottom of the estate our kitchen garden has been in production since it was built in the 1890s and is a hidden gem. Admire the gardener's skills and pick up some fruit, veg or flowers to take home.

Garden and woodland

Lots of inspring places in the great outdoors © NT/Tyntesfield

Lots of inspring places in the great outdoors

Discover a beautiful garden filled with history. Be inspired by lush green lawns and flower-filled borders, and admire magnificent trees in the arboretum. Escape further afield and walk into wild woodland landscapes with views to take your breath away. Open all year round.

Lovely local food

Indulge in a cake and a cuppa at our visitor centre © John Millar

Indulge in a cake and a cuppa at our visitor centre

The menus at The Cow Barn are inspired by local suppliers and seasonal produce. Virtually everything has been sourced locally and cooked with love by our chefs. Our menus constantly change depending on the day’s pickings from our kitchen garden and what comes in from our suppliers.

Retail therapy

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

The shop at Home Farm was once home to dairy cattle

From books to bird feeders our shop is full of lovely things - great for presents or simply a treat for yourself. Head outside and be tempted by our plants, garden equipment and furniture.

Events

Why not try one of our events? From behind-the-scenes tours to stargazing, woodland adventures and a cracking murder mystery, you are sure to find something to suit you.

Take a garden tour

A close up of flowers in bloom at Tyntesfield © Stephen Robson

Our free daily tours help you explores Tyntesfields greener side. New this year will also be our glass house tours. Tours last approximately 1 hour. Please see on site notices for start times.

Welcome to the great outdoors

What are you waiting for? We've got some great places signposted and have some special days planned so you can complete or start your list.

Enjoy your lunch in an original Victorian cattle stall © John Millar

Enjoy your lunch in an original Victorian cattle stall

Home Farm Visitor Centre

We’ve carefully converted the original Grade II* Victorian model farm buildings into a visitor centre. Try delicious food in our Cow Barn Kitchen restaurant or browse our shop selling local gifts and crafts. Head to the upper courtyard and potter around a secondhand bookshop or try out the kids' play area. Free entry.

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