See the spectacular Victorian Gothic house and chapel scaffolding free after extensive repairs and restoration works. Inside 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 decline, and find out why the National Trust saved Tyntesfield in 2002 and how they are bringing it back to life.
Be inspired by a garden full of character and variety. Explore the formal garden with its sweeping lawns and flower filled terraces. Discover the romantic Rose Garden with its maze-like beds and enchanting gazeboes. Or, pick up ideas for growing-your-own and take home mouth-watering produce in the Kitchen Garden.
Expand your horizons and get out and about on Tyntesfield’s historic estate. Walk into wild woodland landscapes and let the views take your breath away. Go exploring and seek out the estate buildings, from stables to summerhouses our places are full of history and intrigue.
Spend time exploring the brand new visitor centre, Home Farm. The original Grade II* Victorian model farm buildings have been converted into a restaurant and café full of tasty seasonal food and a shop selling local gifts and crafts. Later this Spring enjoy the farm themed play area, second-hand book shop, garden shop and Focus on the Wild, the interactive wildlife discovery hub.
Like many National Trust properties the main house needs a rest over winter to carry out conservation work and protect its precious interiors from wear and tear but the 500 acres of beautiful North Somerset countryside, gardens, parkland and woodland in which it sits, is open for all to enjoy, all year round.
For more information on opening times, events and facilities go to www.nationaltrust.org.uk/tyntesfield or call 01275 461900.