Tyntesfield House and Gardens, near Bristol
Tyntesfield - A great gothic mansion with extensive gardens.
You approach Tyntesfield House by a long drive bordered by topiary yews and this gives you a taste of what is to come.
The Gothic house is built on a slope and has been remodelled several times since it was built in the 1830s. The house was bought by the Gibbs family who had made their fortune from the fertiliser industry. Many of the beautiful rooms are open to the public, with fine contents and paintings. There is also a chapel which has some outstanding stained glass windows.
The gardens have been restored by the National Trust and this work continues. Mr Gibbs created an arboretum called The Paradise and there are some magnificent and towering trees.
By the side of the house there is a wide path between topiary cone shaped holly bushes. There is a rose garden set in a hollow, bordered by 2 summer houses, and at the front of the house there are terraces which are planted in the Spring and Summer. The walled garden is set a distance from the house (as was usual in the 19th century) plus greenhouses.
You can wander through the grounds which have a plethora of daffodils in the Spring.
This is a great property and well worth a visit.
There is a restaurant and tea room as well as a shop, with plant sales.
2020 Opening times Tyntesfield House and Garden:
Currently open all year except Christmas day. See website for further information.
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- Street: Tyntesfield House
- Postcode: BS48 1NX
- City: Near Bristol
- County: Somerset
- Telephone: 01275 469100
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