Address: Dyrham Park, Dyrham, near Bath, Gloucestershire, SN14 8ER
Phone Number: 0117 937 2501
Opening Hours: Current opening times.
National Trust Membership: FREE entry to over 500 places & free parking.
Dyrham Park is a 17th century country mansion with gardens and parkland between Bath and Chipping Sodbury in Gloucestershire.
This 300 year old house is now managed by the National Trust and was created by a wealthy civil-servant in the 17th century. Both the house and gardens had many Dutch influences. Amongst the grandiose interiors visitors will find collections of fine art, furniture and decorative items including a collection of tapestries, delftware and Dutch art. There are also well preserved domestic rooms to view, including the Victorian kitchens with the Victorian cookware and equipment on display.
Remnants still remains of the once legendary gardens created along with the house during the 17th century. There are statues of Mercury and Neptune from the original gardens and the original orangery. The gardens now have created some smaller scale versions of the Dutch elements such as the grass and gravel ‘parterres’ and a Fountain Court. Other features of the current gardens include beautifully manicured lawns, mature trees and shrubs, a wildflower orchard, colourful borders, a pear orchard with bee hives and the West Garden with ponds and a cascade. There is also the Old lodge area which is great for visitors with children as it contains a children’s play area with rustic play equipment, straw bale maze, a play tractor and also outdoor and undercover picnic tables. It also has a exhibit of historic farming equipment including a collection of old carts and a working vegetable allotment.
The parkland covers around 270 acres and includes ancient trees, grassland, an ancient herd of fallow deer and includes part of the Cotswold escarpment from which you can see for miles around. There is a tree trail and multiple walks around the parkland available to download from the National Trust website. There are regularly held free guided tours and walks of both the gardens and parkland.
- Free car parking.
- Shop selling local produce, plants, books, gardening items, ceramics, candles, decorations, cards and local produce.
- Courtyard Tea-room serving homemade food made using local produce including light lunch and afternoon teas.
- Picnics welcome.
- Please check the Dyrham Park website for opening hours as times vary.
Ticket Prices – Whole Property:
- Adult – £11.90
- Child – £6.00
- Family – £29.80
- Group Adult – £11.30
Prices and opening hours correct as at June 2017.
Before you start your journey to Dyrham Park for your day out, we recommend that you check their website or contact them to confirm opening times and admission prices.