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Address: nr Chippenham, Dyrham SN14 8HY, England
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+44 117 937 2501
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Dyrham Park is home to an ancient deer park, 17th-century house and formal...

Dyrham Park is home to an ancient deer park, 17th-century house and formal garden. In 2015/16, the house underwent a huge conservation project to replace the leaking roof and install a biomass boiler. The house and garden are now in a state of transformation and include new tours, areas and exhibitions. See the website for details.

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Lovely walk

Had a great walk around the grounds yesterday it's absolutely wonderful, watching the deer go about their business, and watching the king fisher by the lake, it's truly a great... read more

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Had a great walk around the grounds yesterday it's absolutely wonderful, watching the deer go about their business, and watching the king fisher by the lake, it's truly a great place to walk, the cafe gets very busy and you struggle to find a place to eat, so in all honesty that's the only thing I think could do with... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Like many of my friends I am a committed sponsor of, and hold an annual National Trust subscription. Until recently the general public was able to pay a reasonable fee to walk around the park. Even though many people on low income can’t afford the entrance fees to the house or gardens the access to those on a lower incomes... More 

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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unfortunately we did not have time to visit the house due to traveling but saw the play area and the lovely grounds. The grounds are lovely, full of green grass and water. Would recommend

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Thank chrisehb
Laura W, Public Relations Manager at Dyrham Park, responded to this review

Thank you! Hope to see you again soon, when you can take a look inside the house - it opens properly at the beginning of March. Behind the scenes tours available til then. More 

wiltshire
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38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lovely winters day out here, the house is very dark but that's to preserve the paintings etc. Upstairs was closed off the NT like to close something off I have noticed after becoming a member. The gardens are nice and natural unfortunately on our day the weather was not good and all the deer were being sensible... More 

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Laura W, Public Relations Manager at Dyrham Park, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to comment - glad you enjoyed your day with us. The house is currently in a state of transformation after a major re-roofing project. It means that the upper floors are accessible by guided tour only. If you head back in March, more of the house will be open for you to see. Hopefully... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the herd of deer, and the two guides who we talked to had a good knowledge of the deer and their physiology, and were happy to share it. The grounds are extensive, leading down to the church and gardens, and can take a while to walk around, there is a dog walking area, but dogs aren't allowed around... More 

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Laura W, Public Relations Manager at Dyrham Park, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback - we will try and make this clearer on our website and at visitor reception. We are carrying out vital conservation work in the house, which is why it's only accessible via guided tours this winter. If you come back after March 4th 2017, you will be able to see much more of the house.... More 

Castle Combe, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Do note I am writing purely about the cate and wish to comment that the park itself is a great day out. We ate at the cafe for lunch in December, a cold day. The selection was OK albeit somewhat expensive. The problem is that they have NO concept of eating space. They just keep serving people regardless if there... More 

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Thank Middledene
Laura W, Public Relations Manager at Dyrham Park, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback and we're sorry it had a negative impact on your day. We will pass your comments onto both the catering team and the General Manager. We have seen a huge rise in the number of visitors in recent years and unfortunately our tea-room is not large enough to cope with the thousands of people we... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Big spacious car park, lovely grounds too. We had a long delightful walk amongst the deer. Nice tea room but service was slow.

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Plymouth, Devon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The lingering fog added a certain je ne sais quoi to the visit on the Sunday before Christmas Day and it was a pleasure to see volunteer staff in jolly mode, in the main. However, as I've thought before, there seems to be less interpretation than for many N.T. properties. In the basement, there's quite a good, small exhibition, and... More 

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Thank plymouth
Laura W, Public Relations Manager at Dyrham Park, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback - the house is currently in a state of transformation following the major re-roofing project, which means we're exploring how best to present it. We're gathering suggestions and ideas from visitors, staff and volunteers and you can expect to see much more interpretation from March onwards. Hope to see you again then! More 

Norfolk, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016 via mobile

We've visited Dyrham Park several times in the past year or so and each time there's something different to see in the house and there's always someone knowledgeable and enthusiastic to explain or point out things we hadn't even noticed. Amazing. At the end we were offered the 17th century recipe spiced cocoa to try and took the offered recipe... More 

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Laura W, Public Relations Manager at Dyrham Park, responded to this review

Glad to hear you enjoyed your visit! The Lost terraces will be a sea of wild garlic in a couple of months - quite the sight (and smell!). More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

We joined the deer walk late and we were driven to catch up, one of the rangers walked with us and was very knowledgable and talked to my son a lot. The deer walk was great and lovely to see the deer close up. The grounds are lovely and great fun for children and for adults with amazing scenery.

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Thank natg1710
Laura W, Public Relations Manager at Dyrham Park, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words, we'll pass them onto our staff and volunteers. :D More 

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