Guided tours and walks

Visitors in the garden at Dyrham Park

There are a range of free daily guided walks and tours of the park, garden and beyond - where you can learn more about the history and current happenings at Dyrham Park.

As fun as it is to go exploring our park and garden on your own, for those who want to learn a bit more about the place, we offer a programme of free daily guided walks and tours (normal admission applies).

Run by our knowledgable volunteers, they cover both the history of Dyrham Park and updates on what is happening today; some focus on the garden, others on the terraces and park with a handful taking you off-site. The regular tours vary with the seasons so are well worth coming back for.

Daily deer park tours

Join one of our experienced rangers for a tour of the ancient deer park. You'll head out on foot with your guide in search of the deer and learn more about how we care for the herd and how it came to be at Dyrham Park. You'll also find out more about the trees and the topography as well as the history of the park. Tours leave reception at 11am and 2pm every day.

Daily garden tours

Work is well underway to create a 21st-century garden with flavours of the past in the formal West garden at Dyrham Park. With long, luscious borders, two ponds and a wildflower orchard there are plenty of plants and wildlife to see and it is on this free guided tour where you can learn more about the flora, fauna and animals that live in our garden. Tours start in the courtyard at 12pm and 2pm every day.

Accessible park tour

For those visitors less able to walk to explore the 270-acre park, we offer a tour in an off road vehichle which must be booked in advance. Our ranger guide will take you to parts of the parkland which are more difficult to access in the Polaris vehicle, which is equipped to carry a small number of visitors.

For more details on these walks and information on dates and times, please see our events pages.