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Tyntesfield, Wraxall

#6 of 36 in Historic Sites in Somerset
Architectural Building Historic Site
Noted for its manicured gardens and an extensive collection of art, Tyntesfield is a Victorian Gothic Revival house and estate named after the Tynte baronets, prominent local noblemen. For nearly 200 years the estate was owned by the Gibbs family, who greatly expanded the house and packed it with over 30,000 items. The family’s treasures include some unusual objects, such as a jewel-encrusted chalice and an unexploded World War II bomb. Arguably the most important painting of the estate’s collection of fine art is a 17th-century work by Zambrano of St. Lawrence, which hangs in the main hall. Join a guided tour to explore the vast house and the surrounding parks and gardens. To ensure entry and save time, book your tickets online.  Plan your Tyntesfield visit and explore what else you can see and do in Wraxall using our Wraxall travel itinerary maker.
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  • Spent few hrs here on a Sunday.. car park already busy by 10.30! House itself gothic in design..v Victorian. The gardens lovely and surrounding parkland. Lake empty but plans to refill acvording to NT...  more »
  • AS a NT member i have visited a lot of properties and looked fwd to this "gem ' which the NT had bought and how disappointing The gardens are the best part but nothing fantastic compared with Montesfo...  more »
  • This was my third visit since it opened Have to say although still very Beautiful I feel the house has been too "messed around" with When it first opened it was like the Victorian family had just popp...  more »
  • Very beautiful gothic building, beautiful gardens and orangery. The interior is made of wood by a master carpenter. Beautiful views inside. Food in cafe is very appropriate for the time period and tasty but not cheap. Food is made fresh and the cakes are amazing. Plenty of choice of: tea, coffee and old fashioned fermented non alcoholic drinks. May I say they are all tasty, I tried the jasmine leaf tea and had a bottle of my favourite fermented old fashioned style lemonade. Even has a small playground for kids if you have any. Expensive to get in, even if you are a National Trust member but truly a sight to behold.
  • Awesome building, set in amazing grounds. The NT have done an excellent job here. The staff at the house were knowledgeable and eager to provide insights and information.However, trying to pay and get in to the grounds via the stables converted into a visitor centre, was shambolic. We waited ten minutes to pay and go through and this part of the system needs a rethink. Much made of the Gibbs family and the religious philanthropic connection, but no mention of the virtual slaves who died by their hundreds mining for the source of the family's wealth.
  • NT place with fabulous partially restored house and excellent gardens. Also deer in the park and courtesy bus for those that can't manage the hill down to the house. The Victorian Christmas is not to be missed but entrance to the house is limited and ticketed.
  • House feels as if people still live there! If you go into the house check out the number of bells outside the butler's pantry. Ground stunning at this time of year. Kitchen garden is amazing. NTs tea is the best 🍵.
  • Beautiful grounds with mature trees... House full of interest. Wonderful woodwork and carvings. Great examples of Antony's splendid workmanship..