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Where to find Father Christmas

Christmas treats

A Very Victorian Christmas at Tyntesfield

A very Victorian Christmas

This Christmas we're turning the clock back over a hundred years for a very Victorian Christmas at Tyntesfield and are expecting to be pretty busy. Pre-bookable house tickets are now sold out but there will be some available from the Ticket Office every day on a first come first served basis.

A dog out for a winter stroll

Winter walks in and around Somerset 

We have put together some of our favourite winter walks - there are plenty to enjoy in and around Somerset.

Festive interior design trends seen through the collection

Meeting Father Christmas

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Places in the South West host everything from guided house tours and ranger days to walks and runs.

Upcoming events

Dunster Castle

Behind the Scenes Tours

Tue 12 Dec 2017
10:00-16:00
Take a peek behind closed doors and see how we care for the castle during the winter months.
Tyntesfield

Great Dickensian trail

Tue 12 Dec 2017
10:00-15:00
Complete the Great Dickensian trail around the estate to uncover the tale of 'A Christmas Carol' written by Charles Dickens, one of the greatest novelists of the Victorian era.
Dunster Castle

Christmas Lunch at the Watermill Tea-Room

Tue 12 Dec 2017
10:00-16:00
Turkey, beef, or perhaps the nut roast? Decisions, decisions...
Stourhead

The Christmas House

Tue 12 Dec 2017
11:00-15:30
Discover traditions old and new and be inspired with ideas for your own home as you wander through rooms transformed by decorations, flowers, lights and trees.
Tyntesfield

House Tickets: December 2017 (sold out)

Tue 12 Dec 2017
11:00-12:00
In 2017 the house at Tyntesfield will be open in some way, every day (except Christmas Day) and from 25 November will be ready for a very Victorian Christmas.
Tyntesfield

Wreath making with Sarah Pepper (sorry, sold out)

Tue 12 Dec 2017
12:00-14:00
Does your front door require some Christmas cheer? Join us at Tyntesfield for a festive wreath making workshop in the Sawmill with hot drinks and mince pies.
Knightshayes in the winter sunset from South terrace

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