Opening times for 30 November 2023
Asset Opening time Parkland 10:00 - 16:00 Garden 10:00 - 16:00 House Closed Tea-room 10:30 - 15:30 Shop 10:30 - 16:00 Second-hand bookshop 10:00 - 15:30 Basement 10:00 - 15:30
Please note last entry is one hour before closing time. Number of rooms open in the house and exhibition opening times subject to volunteer availability.MTWTFSS3031123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930123
From 1 March 2023
Ticket type Gift aid Standard Adult £18.70 £17.00 Child £9.40 £8.50 Family £46.80 £42.50 1 adult, 2 children £28.10 £25.50
27 to 30 November 2023 (house closed)
Ticket type Gift aid Standard Adult £13.20 £12.00 Child £6.60 £6.00 Family £33.00 £30.00 1 adult, 2 children £19.80 £18.00
Assistance dogs only
Open on selected days
New café open daily at Old Lodge
Tours of the garden and parkland available on certain days - please check events section for details
Steep parkland. Cobbled areas. Blue Badge parking. Accessible toilets. Mobility vehicle. Wheelchairs available. Patchy phone signal. House ground floor accessible.
Accessible route and/or map
The parkland is steep and uneven in part. The house's ground floor, exhibition, garden, tea-room and shop have level access.
There is a tablet and photobook available containing images of the first floor for visitors who cannot access it via the staircase. Please ask a volunteer or member of staff.
There are 12 designated spaces for blue badge holders in the main car park, three hard standing and nine on gravel.
The parkland is steep and uneven in part.
We have fixed induction loops at all our tills.
We have two electric vehicles to transport anyone who cannot manage the hill from the car park to the house/garden. These can also transport wheelchair users. They run throughout the day from the car park to the bottom of the site where the house, garden, shop and tea-room are located.
Level access to food outlet
There are four wheelchairs and an off-road wheelchair available for loan. Please speak to a member of staff on arrival at Visitor Reception.
Level access to shop
Located 8 miles north of Bath on A46 and 12 miles east of Bristol on the M4 (2 miles south of M4 junction 18, Tormarton interchange).
Parking: Pay and display car parking £2 two hours, £4 all day. Free parking for National Trust members with a valid membership card - please scan your card at the ticket machine for your free ticket. Last entry 1 hour before closing. Car park closes 5.30pm in the summer, 4.30pm from the end of October until mid February. Ticket checking will be outside visitor reception. Please park in the car park and make your way to visitor reception near the entrance to the car park.
Sat Nav: Use SN14 8HY and enter car park via A46.
The Cotswold Way links Dyrham Park to Bath and various locations in Gloucestershire.
Bath Spa train station is 8 miles away and Bristol Parkway is 12 miles away. It takes about 20 minutes to reach Dyrham Park by taxi from either of these stations. Please note, there are currently no direct public transport links to Dyrham Park from Bath or Bristol.
There are no buses which run direct to Dyrham Park.
Accessible by bike, via the Avon and Wiltshire cycleways, with good links to Bristol and Bath. The main entrance is on the A46 which is a fast and potentially dangerous road. Bicycles can be locked to railings in the car park (at your own risk). Cyclists may enter the hub of the site more safely from the lane leading from Sand's Hill where there are bike racks. Entry payment can then be made in the shop. Please note that bikes cannot be taken into the park or garden.
A fine example of baroque architecture, the house was created by colonial administrator William Blathwayt in the late 17th century.
The 270-acre ancient rolling parkland is home to a vast array of trees and has far-reaching views.
Formal borders, idyllic ponds, a wildflower orchard and wooded terraces are all features of the varied garden.
Indoor tea-room decorated in Delft-themed blue and white. Refreshment kiosks open on busy days. Café and ice cream kiosk at Old Lodge in parkland.
Shop with a range of cards, gifts souvenirs, foods and plants. Second-hand bookshop.
Exhibition space in reimagined rooms previously never opened to the public. Open each day subject to volunteer numbers.
Newly revamped play area in the parkland at Old Lodge including a café, ice cream kiosk and toilets.
The main phases of conservation and decorative work in the house at Dyrham Park are now complete and you can explore beautifully presented rooms, delve into the house's history and discover what it was like to live in the 17th century.
Dyrham Park’s 17th-century inspired West Garden, ponds and perry orchard are filled with seasonal interest and great places to spot nature.
In 2023, we'll be taking visitors back in time on a journey on Christmas through the ages. The house will be adorned with decorations from five different eras, there will be a family present trail, and golden pears and Christmas trees will be dotted around the 270-acre site.
Guided walks are taking place this month through the garden and parkland as well as specialist walks on the history of Dyrham village and on the water course that runs beneath the site. Times and dates vary.
The latest exhibition explores the historical events and characters of the late 17th century and how they influenced William Blathwayt while he created the Dyrham Park we know today.
The Prospect Walk at Dyrham Park guides you to the best points around the parkland to enjoy views across the Cotswold hills and the Bristol Channel.
Enjoy a ramble through the past on this family-friendly trail through Dyrham's parkland. This is a landscape that's steeped in history and each waypoint of this walk reveals a different clue from days gone by.
After exploring the house and garden, refuel with a tasty treat from the tea-room, café at Old Lodge or tea garden kiosk. Whether sweet or savoury, there's bound to be something to tempt you. Afterwards, take home a gift from the shop, where there's a wide range of products, from locally made chutneys to fun family books.
In the centre of Lacock village, this 15th-century cottage is packed full of charm and makes a cosy base for exploring Lacock Abbey and the countryside nearby.
Gather your family or friends and stay in this unique Grade I listed manor house on the edge of the rolling Cotswolds countryside.
On the Tyntesfield estate, this former hunting lodge has an octagonal summerhouse and farmland views.
This Victorian gate lodge has been elegantly restored and has a huge private garden.
An expert volunteer guide will lead you around the 270 acres of parkland to learn more about the site's history, archaeology, management and significance. At 10.30am and 1.30pm on selected days.
Local choirs are due to perform on selected weekend dates in the run up to Christmas. Locations will vary from outdoors to the church of St Peter. Please check on arrival with Visitor Reception.
Join a tour guide to discover Dyrham village in the summer of 1704. Learn about how the village was connected to the estate and interesting facts about the villagers at that time. Please be aware that this walk has a limited number of places....
Dyrham Park was created in the 17th century by William Blathwayt. It is an early example of how a fortune made from empire was invested in a landed estate, transforming Dyrham into one of the most notable stately homes of its age.
The 270-acre (110 hectare) ancient steep and sloping parkland is full of magnificent trees and breathtaking views and space for young explorers to run free, be in nature and tick off challenges on their 50 things list.
Splendid borders, idyllic ponds and a wildflower orchard are all features of the stunning garden which is being sensitively developed as a 21st-century garden with echoes of the past.
Visitors can get a flavour of the life of William Blathwayt in the late 1600s by stepping into the impressive baroque mansion house with its collection of fine art and Dutch Delftware. His years as a diplomat in Europe, and his several colonial and administrative positions in government, helped to hone – and indulge – his increasingly refined taste.
There is history of occupation at Dyrham Park from ancient times. Find out about the people and families who have added their stories to Dyrham Park.
Dyrham Park has a long history with deep connections to colonialism and the British Empire, all of which is reflected through the history of three prominent families.
Learn about some of the prized paintings and objects in the collection at Dyrham Park, from a triptych painting to a collection of Delft ceramics.
Discover more about the project to transform Dyrham Park for the future with new facilities whilst caring for the past.
Bovine tuberculosis in Dyrham's deer
Due to high levels of bovine tuberculosis (bTB) detected in Dyrham's deer, sadly we had to cull the entire herd in March 2021. Despite our efforts to try to control the disease, which included taking advice from Government agencies and other experts, infection rates continued to rise since it was first detected on site in 2007. We were unfortunately left with no other choice but to cull the deer to prevent any further suffering. All our staff and volunteers were devastated by this decision and the loss of the much-loved deer herd from this very special parkland setting. We understand how upsetting this is for everyone. We have every intention to reintroduce the deer to this historic parkland setting as soon as we can.
Many National Trust places helped bring the BAFTA award-winning Poldark series to life, including lots of coast and countryside rich in mining and Cornish history.
Dyrham Park relies on its volunteers to help care for the house, garden and parkland as well as working with visitors. We’re always looking for new volunteers to join the team.