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Dyrham Park

Nr Bath, Gloucestershire

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A spectacular late 17th-century baroque mansion set in 274 acres of garden and rolling ancient deer park near the village of Dyrham in a Gloucestershire Valley, now under the management of the National Trust.

The Mansion House is a grand baroque house with spectacular sweeping views towards Bristol, was designed by Talman for William Blathwayt, Secretary at War during the reign of William III. The house is a showcase for 17th century Dutch decorative arts, including splendid Delftware, paintings and furniture. Later 18th-century additions include furniture by Gillow and Linnell. It also has restored Victorian domestic quarters which give an insight into life below stairs with an intriguing insight into life below stairs; including kitchens, tenants' hall and delft-tiled dairy.

The remains of some farm buildings exist on part of the site and is home to some old farm implements and carts.

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Elegant formal gardens like the West Front garden have lawns, statues, a hot house, Family Chapel, 2 large water features one with a small cascade running into it planting consists of climbers on walls such as wisteria, and planting in the garden areas and around the canal.

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There are also woodland and lakes to explore via various paths which go through the park.

The parkland includes an ancient deer park which is home to around 200 fallow deer. The deer are not usually around the main areas that visitors use and it is necessary to walk the rolling landscape to find them. They are usually found in groups either eating, moving between venues or in clumps resting under some of the large trees around.

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Location: Dyrham Park, Nr Bath, Gloucestershire

Grid Reference: ST743757 Ceremonial County: Gloucestershire

Map Link: StreetMap

Aerial photo: Google Aerial Photo

Getting there: On the A46 a mile from junction 18 on the M4 motorway. The Cotswold Way passes the property.

Access: From the A46 car park just inside the entrance gate to the left. From here you walk downhill around a curvy drive to the mansion house which you can see in the valley below. Be aware this means there is a walk back up to your car. There is limited car parking down by the house, but you will still have to walk uphill to get to the deer who tend to be on the father reaches of the rolling landscape around.
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Email: dyrhampark@nationaltrust.org.uk
Address: Dyrham, nr Bath, Gloucestershire
Postcode: SN14 8ER Telephone: 0117 937 2501

Opening Times: Park Open All Year except 25th December. 10am-5pm

House: 14th Feb-28 Jun Fri-Tue 11am-5pm; 1 Jul-30 Aug Daily 11am-5pm;
2 Sep-30 Oct Fri-Tue 11-5pm; 5 Nov-18 Dec Weekends Only 11am-4pm

Garden: 11am-5pm on 14th Feb-28 Jun Fri-Tue and 1 Jul-30 Aug Daily; 2 Sep-30 Oct Fri-Tue;
5 Nov-18 Dec Weekends Only.

Charges: Free for National Trust members.

All inclusive: Adults 10.50; Child 5.45; Family 26.25.

Garden & Park only: Adult 4.20; Child 2.10; Family 9.35;

Park only: Adult 2.60; Child 1.54; Family 6

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Other Location Pages:  Deer Park     Where to Photograph Deer in the UK 

Notes: Dog walking area close to main car park - not allowed in main deer park

Disabled parking near the house. Other facilities include a shop and restaurant.



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Page Ref: dyrham_park Topic: Gardens   Deer Park  Last Updated: 03/2011

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