A fine Victorian country residence build by one of England’s richest commoners, William Gibbs. A visit to Tyntesfield near Bristol grants snapshots of everyday life spanning from 1844 till our days. The lives of four generations of the Gibbs family and their servants have left an imprint on the buildings and the land itself. The house passed through many different eras in our social, economic and industrial history and each one has left a trace or fragment unique to Tyntesfield.
Spiralling turrets and pinnacles embellish the roof, elaborate stone carvings and church-like windows complete the Gothic look, giving the feel of a mysterious, fairytale mansion. Terraced lawns give way to vast parkland filled with hundreds of trees collected by the Gibbs family, and a glorious walled kitchen garden completes the whole decor.
You will be inspired by a garden full of character and variety. First the formal garden with its sweeping lawns and flower-filled terraces. Then the romantic Rose Garden with its maze-like beds and enchanting gazeboes. You can easily pick up ideas for growing-your-own and take home mouth-watering produce in the Kitchen Garden.
Tyntesfield is a great family experience. Expand your horizons and get out and about on this glorious, historic estate. You can walk into wild woodland landscapes and let the views take your breath away. Go exploring and seek out all the estate buildings, from the stables to summerhouses, this place will undoubtedly transfer you in a dream, through it’s many places, full of history and intrigue.