Tyntesfield House

Tyntesfield House, B1328 Clevedon Road, Tyntesfield House, Wraxall, Somerset, BS48 1NS
Exterior view of a large turreted mansion with a rainbow above

About Us

Tyntesfield House looks like something straight out of a fairytale with its romantic turrets, pinnacles and sweeping staircases. This remarkable National Trust property is even more remarkable given that it was funded by bird poo - imported guano (dried bird mess) from which was used as fertiliser.

About us

Originally a smaller Georgian house, Tyntesfield was transformed into a Gothic Revival masterpiece with the sole purpose to serve as a family home to the Gibbs family. Its bespoke architecture reflects the devout Anglo-Catholic beliefs of the family. Here they invested their wealth derived from controlling the import of Peruvian ‘guano’ fertiliser.
Come and discover everything Tyntesfield has to offer, including:
•    A Gothic Revival house, richly decorated and furnished with a collection of over 72,000 objects.
•    540 acres of historic land that includes a woodland and orchard.
•    A 150-year-old Chapel, modelled on the flamboyant Gothic architecture of the Sainte Chapelle in Paris, joined to the house by a bridge.
•    Three play areas for different age groups, and a den building village in the woodland.
•    A variety of gardens including formal terraces, a rose garden, an active kitchen garden, an orangery, a cut-flower garden, and an arboretum containing specimen and champion trees known as Paradise.
The garden and estate balance faded beauty and function with an abundance of nature. Flower-filled terraces, an empty lake, extensive woodland, champion trees and the productive kitchen garden give many opportunities for exploration. And with each season you can experience a new side to Tyntesfield.
Tyntesfield welcomes all types of dogs to the estate. With miles of paths to explore, trees to sniff and grass to roll in, your four-legged friend is sure to have a great visit. Some more sensitive areas of the estate are dog-free areas, due to conservation or planting. The dog-free areas are clearly marked on the walking routes map, which you can view on arrival at the Welcome Building.

Tyntesfield in spring
Looking forward to spring, the Tyntesfield gardens come alive with signs of a season change appearing throughout. You'll find bursts of colour from daffodils, snowdrops and magnolia in and beyond the gardens, and carefully cultivated exotic plants in bloom in the greenhouse. There's also bright colours and sweet scents to enjoy in our historic Orangery. 
Make sure you visit the kitchen garden, where you'll find an array of fruiting plants and vegetables that are key to our favourite springtime delicacies.
Tyntesfield offers a varied landscape to enjoy the spring weather in, with over 540 acres of garden, parkland and woodland to enjoy. Be it a weekday outing or half-term holiday, there's no reason not to get out, about and involved at Tyntesfield over the spring months.  

Blue Badge parking, accessible toilets and baby change facilities, and manual wheelchairs, mobility trampers, and hearing loops available on request. A mobility shuttle service is available to ease access to different areas of the estate. Tyntesfield contains steep paths and loose gravel in places, so please take care when moving around the site.
A café, takeaway café, a second hand book shop, a National Trust shop, car park and multiple toilets. 
On-site café, lower garden takeaway café and mobile coffee stand. We also have an ice cream parlour available during the summer months.
Children & Infants
Tyntesfield is a Child and Young Person Hub, with a multitude of facilities, activities and events available for children of all ages.
Parking & Transport
On Bus Route X6 between Bristol and Clevedon. Closest train stations are Nailsea and Backwell (4 miles away) and Bristol Temple Meads. 
Car park available with limited capacity. We recommend using alternative transport routes, particularly when visiting on the weekend or during a bank holiday.

Accommodation at Tyntesfield 

There are two holiday cottage available to rent on the Tyntesfield Estate. 

There is the charming sleeps-two former hunting lodge known as Summerhouse Cottage and the Chaplain's House and Lodge for larger parties.

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