Dyrham Park National Trust House And Gardens

16 Jul / Travel

Dyrham Park is a gorgeous 17th century stately home, now owned by the National Trust, located between the cities of Bath and Bristol in the south west of England. An historic herd of fallow deer roams freely in the 270 acres (110 hectares) of ancient parkland, full of magnificent trees and breathtaking views.


Dyrham Park is built in the  baroque  style was was fashionable in the 17th century, for William Blathwayt. The house, attached orangery, stable block and accompanying parish church are Grade I listed buildings, while the park is Grade II* listed on the National Register of Historic Parks and Gardens.


Fallow Deer heard sitting down at Dyrham Park National Trust historic property near Bristol, South West England

The house and gardens are open to visitors and caters to both history and gardening fans…and those that just want a spectacular spot for a picnic!


Brightly filled borders, idyllic ponds and a wildflower orchard are all features of the stunning formal gardens. Whilst the ancient trees and sweeping acreage of the parkland give spectacular views over the surrounding countryside.

Flowers at Dyrham Park National Trust house and gardens, near Bristol, days out from London
Flowers in National Trust house Dyrham Park gardens, day trips from London

It contains art works and furniture from around the world, particularly Holland, and includes a collection of Dutch Masters, all available for visitors to view.  The grounds, which were originally laid out by George London and later developed by Charles Harcourt Masters, include water features and statuary and are an absolute delight to while away a Summers afternoon in.


The house and estate sometimes host events, including open-air concerts. They have also been used as a location for film and television productions including the 1993 Merchant Ivory film The Remains of the Day. The house and grounds were also used in the opening title sequence of the 2008 film Australia.


As Dyrham Park house and gardens is is owned by the National Trust visitors can explore the property year round. Prices are shown below for a single visit. If you are considering visiting more than once or visiting any of the other National Trust properties ( of which there are over 500 in the UK!) great savings can be made by purchasing a multi day pass or a National Trust membership. There are several other National Trust historic properties within a short drive of Dyrham Park such including those in Lacock, Bath and Bristol.  I have included the pricing for passes and membership below the single entry prices. Please note that multi day ‘Touring’ passes and National Trust membership cannot be purchased at the properties, but must be bought online here. Buying the passes online grant instant access, there is no wait period.


Single Entry 


Whole property 
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £15.00 £13.50
Child £7.50 £6.75
Family £37.50 £33.75
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £12.70
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £6.30

Please note that there is now a single entry fee for Dyrham Park that covers entry to the park, garden, house, tea-room and shop. Free entry to National Trust members.


National Trust Multi Visit Touring Passes

If you’re travelling to the UK this year, buy a touring pass and enjoy free entry to over 300 houses and gardens – it makes great sense.


There are three categories of pass to choose from – Admit one, Admit two or Admit family (two adults and any children under 18, children under five go free). The 2019 prices are as follows:

7 day:
Admit one – £33
Admit two – £58
Admit family – £64

14 day:
Admit one – £38
Admit two – £69
Admit family – £81

National Trust Touring Passes cannot be bought at National Trust properties, they must be bought in advance here.


National Trust Membership

Free entry to over 500 special places

Free parking at most National Trust car parks

National Trust Handbook full of ideas to help you plan a visit

National Trust Magazine sent to you three times a year

Regular newsletters sent straight to your inbox

Join now and you can visit as a member straight away….they email you a handy code to use until your membership card arrives!

Plus, buy online and pay by annual Direct Debit to receive a free pair of binoculars!

They also have a special Junior Nation Trust membership and a reduced Young Persons National Trust membership for those 18 – 25 years old.

Click here to buy! You cannot purchase membership at the venues.


Joint membership
Two adults (aged 18+) living at the same address
£120 a year
£10 a month by direct debit.

Family memberships

Family 2 adults
Two adults (aged 18+) living at the same address and up to 10 of their children or grandchildren (17 or under). Under 5s go free.
£126 a year
£10.50 a month by direct debit

Family 1 adult
One adult (aged 18+) and up to 10 of their children or grandchildren (17 or under). Under 5s go free.
£78 a year
£6.50 a month by direct debit

Individual membership
26+ years
£72 a year
£6 a month direct debit

Young person
18-25 years
£36 a year

0-17 years. Under 5s go free
£10 a year

National Trust life membership benefits:
Unlimited use of all National Trust places
Free parking at most National Trust car parks
Free National Trust Handbook every year, full of ideas to help you plan a visit
Free National Trust Magazine, three times a year, packed with news, interviews and inspiration
New life member welcome pack including life membership card and an A5 hardback book titled ‘Leave No Stone Unturned’

Individual life membership prices

Individual life membership includes free admission for one accompanying guest at National Trust places

Individual life: £1,730
Individual senior life: £1,295
An individual aged 60 or over

Joint life membership prices
Joint life: £2,160
Two people, who are lifetime partners, living at the same address

Joint senior life: £1,620
Two people, who are lifetime partners, living at the same address, one of whom is aged 60 or over

Family life membership prices
Joint family life: £2,265
Two adults and all their children or grandchildren up to the age of 18. Adults must be lifetime partners, living at the same address. Under 5s go free.

Any of the National Trust memberships can be purchased here.



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