National Trust Tyntesfield – Everything You Need to Know About Visiting Tyntesfield

Have you been wondering about Tyntesfield and whether you can visit? Are you eager to get outside and explore a local attraction?

Since Monday 29th June, Tyntesfield, a National Trust property in Wraxall, has been open to the public. Due to current coronavirus restrictions, the estate is not fully open to visitors and certain areas or facilities are closed. Outdoor spaces including the gardens, parkland, and woodland are open for walks.

We’ve put together this guide to your visit to Tyntesfield including how to book your visit and what to expect when you arrive.

About Tyntesfield

Popular with local visitors as well as those from further afar, Tyntesfield is a Victorian Gothic Revival house surrounded by formal gardens and parkland close to Nailsea. With a striking house full of history, multiple eateries, a remarkable chapel, a National Trust shop and extensive outdoor areas for walking and picnics, the estate is the perfect day out for families, keen historians, active walkers and anyone looking to explore.

Tyntesfield was even recently seen on TV!

Tyntesfield was previously home to the Gibbs family, who brought the property in 1844 and remodelled it over the years to create its recognisable façade. In 2002 the estate was purchased by the National Trust and opened to the public who, through memberships and entry fees, support the conservation of hundreds of historic sites across the UK.

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What’s Open at Tyntesfield?

In line with restrictions, the house at Tyntesfield is not currently open to the public. However, the grounds are open for walks and picnics. There are three one-way walking routes of varying lengths to choose from. Maps are available but can be downloaded in advance from the website and the routes are clearly signposted.

The Cow Barn restaurant (10am-4:30pm) and the Pavilion café (10:30am-4pm) are open for takeaway food and drink only. There is a selection of hot and cold drinks, ice creams, pasties, sandwiches and cakes. Only one person per group should enter and order, and wear a face covering, where possible.

The shop at Tyntesfield, located in the Cow Barn at Home Farm, is open for shopping. There you can find a range of goods, from edible treats to picnic essentials. Face coverings should be worn in the shop where possible. The Kitchen Garden supplies the restaurant as well as a produce table, located near the Kitchen Garden entrance, where you can pick up surplus veg for a donation.

There are multiple children’s play areas at Tyntesfield however they are not all open. The Natural Play Trail located in the woods is open for socially distanced adventure play, simply follow the orange walking trail and bring your own hand sanitiser for safe play. The play areas at the Pavilion café and Home Farm are not open.

Just to note – limited toilet facilities are accessible during opening hours.


Tyntesfield Walking Routes

To ensure visitors maintain social distancing, there are three one-way routes for walking around Tyntesfield.

All three of the routes are well explained online with directions and accessibility information. You can get maps on the day or use the online maps. The routes are also signposted onsite to reduce confusion.

The three routes are:

The shorter route (30 – 45 minutes)

The step-free route (45 minutes – 1 hour)

The longer route (approx. 2 hours)


How to Book Your Visit

Visits to Tyntesfield must be booked in advance. If you turn up without a booking you will be turned away. So, here is what you need to know about booking your visit.

Getting tickets:

Tickets are released every Friday for the following week to ensure everyone has a fair chance at getting one. Booking closes at 3pm the day before your visit.

When booking a ticket, you choose a 30-minute timeslot which is for your arrival only. You are asked to keep your total visit under 2 hours.

Visits are free for members while non-members will be asked for payment upon making a booking. Book one ticket per person except for children aged 5 or under.

Tickets go fast so be sure to stay alert!

Book your visit through the website here.


Your arrival:

When you arrive, you will have to show your ticket through your car window (and your membership card if you are a member). From there you will park in the car park, which is free for members or Blue Badge holders.

If you are more than 10 minutes late for your arrival slot then your entry is not guaranteed.


Important Information About Your Visit to Tyntesfield

  • Face coverings are expected to be worn in indoor spaces where possible.
  • Dogs are welcome but must be on short leads and not in the Kitchen Garden.
  • Payment must be done via card or contactless.
  • Free entry for under 5s (with pre-booked adult).

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