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Tyntesfield

Address: Wraxall BS48 1NX, England
Phone Number: 01275 461900
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Wraxall
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Raglan, United Kingdom
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280 reviews 280 reviews
121 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

I visited Tyntesfield on a hot summer's day and thoroughly enjoyed walking through the well-kept gardens, especially the walled vegetable garden. On walking up to the house I was impressed by the gothic revival style and found it interesting to see how the property has evolved over time. What made Tyntesfield stand out from other National Trust properties for me... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Tyntesfield is a magnificent country house set in beautiful gardens. There are several buildings to view including the house, gardens, stables, industrial facilities and greenhouses, not to mention the cafes and other tourist information buildings. There was a special event of Queen Victoria inspecting troops during our visit, including shooting displays, which was particularly excellent. The gardens are very well... More

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Tyntesfield_NT, Guest Relations Manager at Tyntesfield, responded to this review

Hello Jonathan A. Thanks for taking the time to review your day. Great to hear you enjoyed your time with us including seeing Queen Victoria. The first floor of the house is indeed a both a work in progress and left intentionally much as the National Trust found the house back in 2002. We have lots more exciting things planned... More

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
31 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I spent many of my childhood years gazing across the valley to the towers and turrets of Tyntesfield, like some magical forbidden palace. And it was forbidden too, as his late lordship did not encourage visitors and my rambling group spent many years fighting to reopen blocked public footpaths on his 2000 acre estate. How wonderful that this is now... More

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Tyntesfield_NT, Guest Relations Manager at Tyntesfield, responded to this review

Hello naturelover561. A very emotive and thought provoking review. The conflict between faith and the guano trade is something we have explored through a number of lectures this year after some fascinating reserach by one of our volunteers. We'll be using this research and other findings to challenge perceptions and stimulate thinking about Victorian society over the coming years. We... More

Stockport, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This was our first visit to Tyntesfield, but I don't think it will be our last. We thoroughly enjoyed the walk around the house and spoke with many of the knowledgeable volunteers, who made the visit much more interesting with their information and stories about the house. Clearly this is a restoration in progress, but there is plenty to see.... More

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Tyntesfield_NT, Guest Relations Manager at Tyntesfield, responded to this review

Hi Touring-gardenlover and thanks for your fab review. Our gardens (and house from 1st Jan) are open 364 days of the year with so much to see in each season. We do hope you'll be back soon. More

Uxbridge, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

The grounds are vast, the house worth exploring and they have loads of different events, showing different sides of the house & garden. Toured the chaplain's house on this visit, which it is not usually possible to do. The food in the cafe is always scrumptious & they cater well for gluten-free diets.

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Tyntesfield_NT, Guest Relations Manager at Tyntesfield, responded to this review

Hi ClaireandKen89. Thanks so much for your review and your ongoing support of our work here at Tyntesfield. Next year we hope you can come and see our new theme/presentation based on the life and times of Antony Gibbs. More

Salisbury, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This is our third visit since the NT acquired Tyntesfield. We have watched the property evolve and it is now, in our opinion, one of the outstanding NT properties. If you can visit when the local market is there , first Sunday of the month, then it is even better. Well done NT for saving this great property

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Tyntesfield_NT, Guest Relations Manager at Tyntesfield, responded to this review

Dear Paul M. WOW thanks so much for your review. We hope to welcome you back soon. More

Bristol, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
9 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

There is lots I could say about the house, but it is all out there, documented by The National Trust and other reviewers. What I would like to add, is that they do have a few dog walks around the lovely grounds and they are welcome, but you should bare in mind that there are no shady parts of the... More

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Tyntesfield_NT, Guest Relations Manager at Tyntesfield, responded to this review

Hi Morag63 and thanks for your fab review. From the 2nd November until the 28 Feb, you and your four legged friend, and everyone else who has a dog too, can visit the formal gardens together! Normal admission applies. More

Birmingham
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49 reviews 49 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Tyntesfield is possibly one of the top three National Trust houses that we have seen. The Gibbs family never threw anything away, there are over 50.000 items in the house. There is still alot of work to be carried out but it must be worth a visit.It is an amazing house the gardens are lovely too.

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Tyntesfield_NT, Guest Relations Manager at Tyntesfield, responded to this review

Hello NoahBirmingham and thanks for visiting and telling us about your day. Hope you'll be back soon to see our on-going work. More

Somerset, United Kingdom
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156 reviews 156 reviews
33 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 via mobile

Many old houses visited are not only stuffy and lack atmosphere, but Tyntesfield House is lovely. It exudes a warm homely atmosphere and it seems that 'the family' have just popped out! There are many rooms to enjoy and the staff are friendly and very helpful. The surrounding countryside estate is very beautiful, but I was disappointed with the lack... More

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Tyntesfield_NT, Guest Relations Manager at Tyntesfield, responded to this review

Hi rotiel321and thanks for coming to see us. Sorry no lake. The boating lake is just as it was left by the last member of the family to live at Tyntesfield. One day we may have this up and running again so hope you'll be back to see our progress. More

San Antonio, Texas
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109 reviews 109 reviews
20 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Tyntesfield is a Victorian Gothic Revival country house with gardens. It's the Natl. Trust's largest conservation project. The last owner died in 2001, and the Trust purchased the property. The family never got rid of anything. When the Trust fund took over the property there were rooms and rooms stacked with different items. It's an amazing house that illustrates life... More

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Tyntesfield_NT, Guest Relations Manager at Tyntesfield, responded to this review

Hi ScrappyTexan and thanks for aking time out and travelling over the pond to come and see us. Hope you'll help spread the word in the U.S! More

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