On my birthday trip end of April in 2022, we climbed the Pen y Fan, this was our annual climb which we timed to celebrate my day too. It was a short cute holiday in Brecon Beacons in Wales. On our return to London, we wanted to visit a National Trust property since both of us are members of it. I chose this one as it was falling in our driving route via Bristol. Surprisingly we stayed here for quite long and I loved visiting it.
Tyntesfield National Trust Property, where history whispers through the corridors of a splendid Victorian mansion, and nature beckons in beautifully landscaped gardens. Located in the heart of Somerset, England, this enchanting estate promises a delightful escape into the opulence of a bygone era.
Tyntesfield Constructed in the mid-19th century, Tyntesfield was the vision of William Gibbs, a wealthy English businessman. The mansion showcases the pinnacle of Victorian Gothic Revival architecture, boasting intricate carvings, towering turrets, and stunning stained glass windows. The Gibbs family’s legacy is deeply embedded in the estate, with each room bearing witness to their affluent lifestyle and philanthropic endeavors.
“After buying Tyntes Place for his growing family in 1843, William Gibbs went about making it his own. He remodelled the exterior of the simple regency house into the Gothic extravaganza that exists today and had the interiors richly decorated and furnished by the country’s leading craftsmen” – National Trust
What to See and Do
1.Victorian Mansion: Step into the past as you explore the meticulously preserved rooms of Tyntesfield’s mansion. Marvel at the opulent interiors adorned with period furniture, fine art, and a collection of intriguing artifacts that provide a glimpse into the Victorian way of life.
2. Gardens and Grounds: Wander through the extensive gardens that surround the estate, designed by renowned landscape architect Edward Milner. Admire the vibrant flora, including rare and exotic plants, and meander through the terraced lawns and formal flower beds that offer a picturesque setting for a leisurely stroll.
3. Conservation Workshops: Engage in educational workshops that shed light on Tyntesfield’s ongoing conservation efforts. Learn about the challenges of preserving historic properties and the initiatives in place to protect the estate’s unique biodiversity.
4. Woodland Walks : Tyntesfield boasts a network of woodland trails, perfect for nature enthusiasts and families. Follow the paths through ancient woodlands, where you might encounter wildlife and discover hidden gems like the tranquil boathouse overlooking a serene lake.
How to Reach Tynteside
Tynteside National Trust Property is conveniently located and easily accessible by both car and public transport. For those driving, follow the well-marked signs from the nearest major highways. Public transportation options include buses and trains, with a short taxi ride from the station to the estate.
Opening Timings and Admission Prices
- Opening Hours: Tynteside is open to visitors from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Tuesday through Sunday. Please note that the property is closed on Mondays for maintenance.
- Admission Prices: Adult tickets are priced at £17, with discounted rates available for seniors, students, and children under 12. National Trust members enjoy free entry.
Please check the latest guidance on their website before planning your travel
Final thoughts on Tynteside
Tynteside National Trust Property is a captivating destination that seamlessly blends history, nature, and tranquility. Whether you’re a history buff, a nature lover, or someone looking for a peaceful retreat, Tynteside promises an enriching experience. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the past and the present at this remarkable National Trust property. I highly recommend this as a family day out specially if you can get there in spring or summers.