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Tyntesfield, National Trust

Tyntesfield, Wraxall, BS48 1NX

Tyntesfield, National Trust


At its heart Tyntesfield is a Victorian country house and estate, which serves as a backdrop to the remarkable story of four generations of the Gibbs family. Their tale charts the accumulation of wealth from the guano trade, transformation of a Georgian house to a Victorian Gothic masterpiece and the collection of over 50,000 objects. Their achievements are celebrated through ornate Gothic carvings, flower-filled terraces and an expansive estate amid the Somerset countryside. In 2017 we continue 'Changing times - Antony Gibbs at Tyntesfield': an exploration into the life of the second generation of the family who called this special place 'home'.

For young explorers there are three play areas, a woodland adventure play and sculpture trail, and seasonal family trails around the estate.

There is also a packed activities programme including open air theatre, food and craft markets and living history.

Eating and shopping: Home Farm visitor centre offers year-round homemade dishes using estate-grown ingredients and a shop with plant sales, and a second-hand bookshop. For light bites while exploring, try the Pavilion Café.

Dogs: Dogs on short leads are welcome in specified areas of the Tyntesfield estate, please pick up an estate map from the Ticket Office on arrival.

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January to December



Tyntesfield, National Trust
BS48 1NX
United Kingdom

T: 0344 800 4966

E: tyntesfield@nationaltrust.org.uk

W: nationaltrust.org.uk/tyntesfield/

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