Dyrham Park

Places to Visit

Ages:

  • All the family
  • Under 5s
  • School age
  • Adults

Venue:

Indoor & Outdoor

Cost:

Paid

Description

About Dyrham Park from the National Trust:

Dyrham Park was created in the 17th century by William Blathwayt. It is an early example of how a fortune made from empire was invested in a landed estate, transforming Dyrham into one of the most notable stately homes of its age.

The 270-acre (110 hectare) ancient parkland is full of magnificent trees and breathtaking views and space for young explorers to run free, be in nature and tick of challenges on their 50 things list. 

Splendid borders, idyllic ponds and a wildflower orchard are all features of the stunning garden which is being sensitively developed as a 21st-century garden with echoes of the past. 

Visitors can get a flavour of the life of William Blathwayt in the late 1600s by stepping into the impressive baroque mansion house with its collection of fine art and Dutch Delftware. His years as a diplomat in Europe, and his several colonial and administrative positions in government, helped to hone - and indulge - his increasingly refined taste.

The garden (and car park) is open from 10am to 5pm everyday, while the house is open 12-5pm every day and 12-4pm from Nov 1. There is also a kiosk for takeaway, a shop, and a second-hand bookshop - all with varying opening times throughout the week.  

The whole site will close at 4pm from Nov 1 until Feb half term when it will go back to 5pm. 

The site is open all year except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

No bikes or scooters are allowed on the parkland. Picnics can be held in the car park, picnic area at Old Lodge, the lawn by East Front and the orchard in the West Garden. Picnics are not permitted in the parkland. Drones are strictly prohibited. 


Open hours

Monday10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday10:00 - 17:00
Thursday10:00 - 17:00
Friday10:00 - 17:00
Saturday10:00 - 17:00
Sunday10:00 - 17:00