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Dyrham Park

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Hidden gem of a house in lovely parkland

Popped in on our way to Bath, little did we realise what was to come. When you drive into the car... read more

Reviewed yesterday
MarkandJulieDavis
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Poole, United Kingdom
A quick picnic turned into a longer visit.

We decided to stop for a picnic lunch at Dyrham Park en route to a holiday in Wales (The property... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Swetrat
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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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...more
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nr Chippenham, Dyrham SN14 8ER, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Popped in on our way to Bath, little did we realise what was to come. When you drive into the car park there is no sign of the house and formal gardens as they are hidden in a natural dip. Don't worry there is a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

We decided to stop for a picnic lunch at Dyrham Park en route to a holiday in Wales (The property is close to M4 Junction 18). Being a beautiful day, we decided to take the shuttle bus down to the house and gardens which takes...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The free guided tour of the deer park included in the entry ticket price is well worth it. Richard was brilliant and provided wonderful information about the deers. It was fantastic to quietly come upon them and see them in their natural habitat. The inside...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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HelenR3106, Public Relations Manager at Dyrham Park, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks so much and we'll pass the comments back to Richard.

Reviewed 1 week ago

The house elegantly nestles deep in a valley surrounded on three sides by extensive, undulating grounds where you can wander and hardly see a soul. In fact, you're more likely to see deer than other people in the coldest winter months. To the rear of...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank barkei46
HelenR3106, Public Relations Manager at Dyrham Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for the lovely review and you're right, January is a brilliant time to come for a quiet walk.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dyrham Park wraps the visitor with awe. Be prepared, you will be pleasantly surprised, with this Great House of the National Trust. We walked from the Visitors Centre through the park and gardens to the mansion which was amazing! A herd of deer greeted us...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LeonieFischer
HelenR3106, Public Relations Manager at Dyrham Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for the fantastic review Leonie. You make it sound magical, which of course it is! The house normally opens at 11am but we were a bit short of volunteers over the Christmas period but really glad you still had time to look...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In the days proceeding my visit I tried to check prices but found the website down. On arriving I discovered that I had to pay to use the car park - a fee of £2 for the shortest stay. I then proceeded to buy my...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank _gates_jenny
HelenR3106, Public Relations Manager at Dyrham Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your comments Jenny and apologies for the website being down. Since January 2017 we have provided 363 day access to the whole of Dyrham Park, to spread our growing visitor numbers. We also (along with many other National Trust properties, and other tourist...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dyrham Park is one of our more local NT properties, so we knew what to expect on a visit. This time we especially came to look at the decorations and listen to the Concert of Festive music in the church. After a nice walk down...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank horseymum_11
HelenR3106, Public Relations Manager at Dyrham Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

What a brilliant review - thanks so much for your lovely comments which we'll feed back to the Christmas team!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went on the last day of the year and I think it is fair to say they did not expect it to be so busy. It was heaving. The shuttle bus could not cope with the amount of people needing it and there is...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Unicorn72
HelenR3106, Public Relations Manager at Dyrham Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much for the comments and it's fair to say we've had a very busy Christmas fortnight! It's great to see so many visitors and the weather has helped as well as the activities we've been running but the site does sometimes struggle on...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were looking forward to visiting this Property & Grounds & as National Trust Members we visit various locations on a regular basis. We parked up walked down to the entrance gate with our Miniature Dachshund on his lead & advised no dogs allowed as...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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HelenR3106, Public Relations Manager at Dyrham Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the message and apologies if the sign didn't make it clear that dogs are not allowed. It does say in the handbook and on the website. As a deer park we can't allow dogs to protect the welfare of the deer and the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was hugely disappointed to drive here and not gain entry an hour before the advertised closing time. We just wanted to walk around the grounds and not go into the house but the gate was shut. We would have just made it if we hadn't...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank John G
HelenR3106, Public Relations Manager at Dyrham Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi John, sorry you weren't able to visit. We close at 4pm in the winter due to light levels and 5pm from mid February with last entry one hour before. The main entrance is on the main A46 road but if you found the road...More

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Margaret O
21 November 2018|
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Response from Milesandmiles2 | Reviewed this property |
£12.50 per adult. Really worth joining and you can visit so many places for just over £5 per month ! Nice place though. Pick a reasonable day weather wise as it can be really cold and windy .
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Aligavin64
13 August 2018|
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Response from 973charlesd | Reviewed this property |
No dogs are able to go in the main park because there are heards of deer, however there is a section as you exit which is outside the deer park that dogs can go.
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joan h
13 August 2018|
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Response from Mike8207 | Reviewed this property |
Built by 1692 - 1704 by Samuel Hauduroy William Talman William Blathwayt 1649 - 1717 Introduced the Bank of England and professionalised the British Army
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