Courtesy National Trust, photo by Alison Sackett

Dyrham Park

Beautiful estate with extensive grounds and grand views of the surrounding countryside

  • Heritage
  • Museums

The name Dyrham comes from the Anglo-Saxon word ‘dirham’ meaning enclosed deer park, and that is exactly what Dyrham park promises: a historic herd of 200 fallow deer still roam freely across the ancient landscape today.

The house at Dyrham Park was built in the 17th century by William Blathwayt and is well worth a visit for a taste of luxury. The baroque mansion was owned by the Blathwayt family for generations and houses their impressive collection of art and furniture from around the world. 

A visit to Dyrham Park is not complete without a cream tea in the cafe situated in the former stables. 

There are also twice daily tours of the parkland led by experienced rangers who provide a fascinating insight into the annual development of the herd. 

Did you know?

The 270 acres of grounds are home to a 200 strong herd of fallow deer. Each year the bucks (the male deer) shed their antlers in the spring which then regrow in time for autumn.

Location

Accessibility

  • Limited accessibility for wheelchair users
  • Guide dogs permitted
  • Disabled parking
  • Wheelchairs for use
  • Facilities for visually impaired
  • Toilets for disabled visitors
  • Baby changing facilities
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