Categories: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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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The house feels like a real home - not just a museum. In addition to the huge number of collectables and artworks that are displayed there are lots of everyday items. The technology is also interestin... read more »
We'd planned to meet my parents there who had never been before. A cool but sunny autumn Sunday, the car park was already filling well at 11am but well organised. We went straight round the house, alw... read more »
We re-visited Tyntesfield after three years- lots of restoration being carried out by the National Trust- Huge mansion with lots to see- family treasures. We visited the walled gardens and then caught... read more »
One of our top National Trust houses. Amazing collections of odd items. After a decade or so of opening to the public the house is much more popular and more organized. We love it still but it doesn't have that "just opened" feel of Christmas which it did when first was acquired by the NT. The visitor experience in the house is more constrained than it was, and more crowded. But the new parking, shops and entrance system are well done. Gardens, especially the working kitchen gardens are well worth your time.
Stunning house however the National Trust have removed the true atmosphere of a family home (which it was) by shutting out all of the light with closed shutters and curtains and covering up lots of items making the interior very dark and soul less. Whilst realising they wish to shield furnishings from the sun surely there are other options such as uv filters on windows?
Charging £3 per car (we needed two cars), then trying to make us park at the top of the car park ruins this for us. The cafe was expensive enough, but in its own that wasn't a problem. It's not like it's practical to take public transport here.
National trust house and gardens. Very well organised and with shuttle bus to move around the various parts of the extensive estate, useful for anyone with mobility issues.
What a beautiful house with so many surprises around each corner, it's a bit of a maze of a house but very decadent Sprawling gardens and trails to explore all splendidly managed by an great army of friendly volunteers, because of the changeable weather we decided against the formal garden tour which would have taken an hour The usual National trust cafes and shops were on hand as well
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