The Garden Guide

Tyntesfield Garden

A Victorian Gothic-Revival house and garden . There is a working kitchen garden. Tyntesfield is a recent National Trust acquisition (2002) and restoration and conservation work is still ongoing.
Photograph © Mexicanwave


Spectacular Victorian Gothic Revival house with gardens and parkland
A fine Victorian country house created by one of England's richest commoners, William Gibbs, who built his fortune on fertiliser.

Spiralling turrets and pinnacles adorn the roof, ornate stone carvings and church-like windows complete the Gothic look, giving the feel of a mysterious, fairytale mansion. Terraced lawns give way to spacious parkland filled with hundreds of trees collected by the family, and a glorious walled kitchen garden beyond.

Wraxall, Somerset, England, BS48 1NT

Opening Times House and chapel 9 Feb – 17 Feb 11-3 M T W . . S S 18 Feb – 3 Mar 11-3 M T W . . S S 9 Mar – 3 Nov 11-5 M T W . . S S 5 Jul – 1 Nov 11-5 M T W . F S S 2 Dec – 20 Dec 11-3 M T W . F . . Garden, estate, restaurant and shop* 1 Jan – 8 Mar 10-5 M T W T F S S 9 Mar – 3 Nov 10-6 M T W T F S S 4 Nov – 31 Dec 10-5 M T W T F S S Refreshments 9 Mar – 3 Nov 10-5:30 M T W T F S S *Restaurant and shop open 10:30 and close 30 minutes earlier than garden and estate. Last admission to house one hour before closing. Timed tickets to house (limited numbers). Friday: booking available. 18 February to 3 March: access to house by tour only. *Garden and estate: close 5 or dusk if earlier. House: open Good Friday. Garden and estate: closed 25 December. 24 and 31 December: closes 3.

Admission Prices Ticket office staff actively promote the Gift Aid admission ticket (standard admission in brackets) House and garden Garden only Adult £14.60 (£13.20) Adult £9 (£8.10) Child £7.30 (£6.60) Child £4.50 (£4) Family £36.50 (£32.90) Family £22.50 (£20.25) If arriving by bicycle, on foot or public transport, there is a 20% reduction for house/garden admission charges and in our catering and retail facilities. Gift Aid on Entry (GAOE) includes a 10% donation which means that we can claim 28% tax back from the government for the whole amount paid. Every time a member visits the property, we receive £3.45 from the National Trust so it’s really important that all members visiting the property have been to reception so they are counted. If you come as a visitor – please don’t forget to make sure we count you! We also receive £2 for everyone visiting on an educational membership. If you are unsure if a visitor has a ticket or membership card, ask them. Everyone who is on the main drive beyond the ticket office should have one.

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