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“Not dog friendly” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Dyrham Park

Dyrham Park
nr Chippenham, Dyrham SN14 8ER, England
0117 937 2501
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Bath, United Kingdom
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“Not dog friendly”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

This is a beautiful place but we rarely go there, because the dog is not allowed. There is a small area for the exercise of dogs but the hundreds of acres of deer park are out of bounds to dogs, even on leads. I guess it's because there are herds of deer around but there are lots of NT properties in the UK that allow dogs and their responible owners. We dont understand it, We are hoping maybe someone from the management at this property will read this and comment. Maybe it's time to review their policies?

Visited July 2012
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“Pleasant Visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

Pleasant visit to a delightful house and grounds and nearby church which although not owned by the National Trust is co-located within the Park site and is well worth a visit.
The Hopkins/Thompson film "The Remains of the Day" was shot here but surprisingly does not get a mention.

Visited July 2012
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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“A good day out at Dyrham Park”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

The grounds are gorgeous with wildlife wandering around. For those who might find the walk difficult, there is a 15 minute free shuttle from the car park to the house.

The NT staff invited those with wet feet to wear plastic over shoes in an attempt to keep the rain water out. This was quite futile as wheel chairs with wet wheels were also leaving little trails, but we dutifully complied.

The cafe stop for the obliquatory cream tea was badly organised and very chaotic. After making menu choices and waiting in line to order I reached the till only to be told that my choice was 'off' and there wasn't another menu or blackboard at the till. Further more I then had to leve the queue and select my new choice from the display cabinet. A simple set of instructions would have allieviated this

Visited July 2012
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Bristol, England
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“Great day out - a real favourite”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

Dyrham park is a really great day out. Handy to get to from Bristol/Bath. Beautiful stately home - not too big with interesting 'below stairs' kitchens etc if you want the Downton Abbey experience! Large parklands with deer. Old farm area with tractors/picnic tables. Lovely formal gardens with ponds. Next door a pretty little church - still used not part of NT, accessible via a footpath from Dyrham. A few different walks take you round the parklands or if you want to there is a free shuttle bus from the entrance kiosk down to the house - beautiful views. So if you can't walk far/have a buggy/its raining you can still get down to the house. Picnics only allowed in the parkland not the formal gardens. there is a cafe it gets very busy and is quite packed usually so suggest having lunch early if you want it there. Small shop. Ice cream kiosk at the entrance.

We love going to Dyrham, whether for a walk, to take our children round the gardens, or to look round the house. For an hour or half a day its a lovely spot. Great place to take visitors. Highly recommended.

We are members of the National Trust - recommend this as you only need to go to a couple of properties a year and you have got your money back. If you aren't a member, you can pay just for the visit or join on the day.

Visited May 2012
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“day out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

A relaxed day out. very interesting house and informative guides. interesting parkland and buildings. pretty gardens.

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