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Tyntesfield

Impressive Gothic-style house and gardens, located a stone’s throw from Bristol in the glorious North Somerset countryside

  • Heritage
  • Museums


Built in 1830 by William Gibbs, the house stands as a testament to the wealth of the Gibbs family, and the incredible vision of William and his architects. Incredibly, the house stayed in the Gibbs family until 2001, when it was saved from demolition by National Trust. The family’s ordinary and extraordinary possessions are on display, offering an exciting glimpse into their lives.

The beautiful gardens stretch elegantly away from the house, and display a thoughtful balance of tailored beauty with an abundance of nature: flower filled terraces, an empty lake, woodland, champion trees and productive kitchen garden offer fabulous opportunities for exploration.

A relaxing restaurant and cafe, fantastic gift shop and unmissable plant shop all contribute to a great day out at Tyntesfield. 

Did you know?

Tyntesfield was one of the first houses in Britain to generate its own electricity. The mansion's owner, Antony Gibbs, spent the first night after having it installed staring at the entrance light to make sure it didn't catch fire.

Location

Accessibility

  • Accessible to wheelchair users
  • Guide dogs permitted
  • Disabled parking
  • Wheelchairs for use
  • Facilities for deaf and hard of hearing people
  • Toilets for disabled visitors
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