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Address: nr Chippenham, Dyrham SN14 8HY, England
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+44 117 937 2501
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Dyrham Park is home to an ancient deer park, 17th-century house and formal...

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 transformation and include new tours, areas and exhibitions.

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we came back for a family picnic and it was a joy to see the wraps off the roof and how beautiful the gardens and lake were.The children loved the play area with its tractors and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 August 2016
Jennifer M
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

we came back for a family picnic and it was a joy to see the wraps off the roof and how beautiful the gardens and lake were.The children loved the play area with its tractors and play area (also a barn to do activities in,a small drinks van,a small compost loo).The parks deer were there too showing off the young... More 

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Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

beautiful in place and the gardens are wonderful the shop has a great gift collection of books and other things to buy

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Thank LR W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Great place to up the step count with the added bonus of stumbling upon the herds of beautiful deer. Great cafe but usually large queues. Marshfield ice cream sold by the car park. House was bare the last time we looked round and thought I remembered it being much better. May have been stripped for the roof repair. Grounds at... More 

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Thank springcolours
Laura W, Public Relations Manager at Dyrham Park, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback - yes, we're currently in a state of transformation in the house following the re-roofing project which only finishes a couple of months ago. Please keep an eye on the website to see what is happening with the house in the coming years. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Dyrham Park is a lovely peaceful location. The house itself is interesting whilst the deer roaming in the park and the gardens themselves are worth a visit alone. The café/restaurant is typical for a National Trust property providing a decent range of food and drink.

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Tetbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

This NT property is situated within easy reach of J18 of the M4, on the A46 towards bath. Our visit coincided with an orienteering event, so the car park was quite busy, but there was an overspill area if needed. Despite the extensive grounds, it is not overly dog friendly due to the free roaming deer. There is, however a... More 

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Thank Antony S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

It is a lovely country house with beautiful surrounding grounds but I will say it is definitely not worth the money to see the house and gardens. While the gardens were nice they were nothing special and the house definitely isn't! There really wasn't much to see in the house as most of it is shut off from the public.... More 

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Thank Amy B
Laura W, Public Relations Manager at Dyrham Park, responded to this review

Sorry you feel this way, Amy - we're currently in a process of transformation in both the house and the garden and while most people seem to love the garden in its current guise, we accept it's not going to please everyone. More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Visited Dyrham Park on Sunday 24th July and came away feeling ripped off and very disappointed. Have visited in the past and where have all the rooms gone? Whilst appreciating that the roof has been replaced,there is very little to see....1 dressed room, the rest full of posters. Nothing upstairs and what I remember being a kitchen now a second... More 

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2 Thank steve p
Laura W, Public Relations Manager at Dyrham Park, responded to this review

Sorry you feel this way, Steve. There should've been someone to greet you - apologies if there was not. The house is currently in a state of transformation following the recent major conservation project to replace the leaking roof. That said, there are only 4-5 rooms now closed which were previously open and we've introduced new areas and exhibitions to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

A lovely house and garden. This was mine and the wife's second trip. on the first occasion, the access was limited as the building was under repair and so was completely scaffolded. we promised each other we would come back when the scaffolding was down. the building looks very impressive we walked the garden first and is beautiful walking up... More 

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Thank arron p
Laura W, Public Relations Manager at Dyrham Park, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback - so glad you enjoyed your second trip and looking forward to seeing you for your third. :) More 

Exeter
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

I have visited Dyrham Park twice in the last month having recently moved to the area. It was my intention to be a regular visitor, particularly as we entertain a large number of guests on a regular basis. However, my recent visit last week was such a poor experience for me and my companions that regrettably I am unlikely to... More 

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3 Thank alwyn a
Laura W, Public Relations Manager at Dyrham Park, responded to this review

Thank you for your detailed feedback; we're sorry you felt your visit did not offer value for money. We've just completed a £3.8m project to replace the leaking roof and safeguard the future of the house. As a conservation charity we rely on financial donations to look after our places and couldn't do it without this generous support from members... More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Dyrham park is well worth a visit for the grounds and beautiful gardens . Many families were enjoying picnics in the grounds. We wish we had brought snacks or a picnic with us as the cafe is below par - slow service, small portions and insufficient indoor seating. The house is being renovated, which meant there isn't a great deal... More 

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Thank Tracey N
Laura W, Public Relations Manager at Dyrham Park, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment - sorry you found the house underwhelming, we'll pass your feedback onto the house team for you. We hope you made it to Mr Blathwayt's apartment as well, formal dressed rooms which give you a real flavour of the 17th-century. More 

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