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Dyrham Park

Dyrham Chippenham Gloucestershire SN14 8ER Tel: +44 (0)1608 674355

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Dyrham Park House, is an imposing baroque styled country house mansion built in the late 17th to early 18th century for William Blathwayt on the site of an earlier Tudor manor house which had belonged to the family of Blathwayt's wife, Mary Wynters. It was in 1686 that William Blathwayt married Mary.

Dyrham Park, Historic Houses, Dyrham , Chippenham, Gloucestershire Dyrham Park House is set in around 270 acres of ancient deer park complete with a fallow deer herd , and was designed by the French architect Hauduroy for William III's Secretary at State and of War and his wife. Mary died some five years later and Blathwayt continued to develope the house using the designs of architect, William Talman, building the Baroque facade of the east front. Dyrham Park, Historic Houses, Dyrham , Chippenham, Gloucestershire

Dyrham Park house was furnished with a hint of Dutch influence and still has many of its original Dutch fashions and contents which include textiles, paintings and items of blue and white Delftware.

At the time the house was built formal gardens were laid out but by the late 18th century this type of design became unfashionable and Humphrey Repton and Charles Harcourt Masters were charged with landscaping the park. The gardens of today are a reflection of their formal splendour but the borders, lawns and water features are still worth seeing. Dyrham Park, Historic Houses, Dyrham , Chippenham, Gloucestershire

Visitors can see various rooms in the house including the kitchen, bake house, dairy and tenants hall.

The car park is located at the East Lodge, and a free bus takes visitors to and from the house. Facilities at the house include a National Trust shop, courtyard tea-room which is licensed, baby-changing facilities and front-carrying baby slings and hip-carrying infant seats for loan. Facilities for visitors with disabilities include adapted toilets in visitor car park and main house, 3 wheelchairs available, ramped entrance to shop, tea rooms and an alternative entrance to the house.

Admission by timed ticket to house may operate on Bank Holiday Sundays & Mondays. Open Bank Holiday Mondays and Good Friday 11:00-17:00. Last admission 45 minutes before closing. Shop and tea-room open weekends until 18 December.

Opening Times and Admission Charges

Opening Times 2007

House16 March-28 OctoberMonday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday 12:00 - 17:00
Garden/Shop/Tea-rooms16 Mar-30 JuneMonday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday11:00 - 17:00
 1 July–31 AugustEvery Day11:00 - 17:00
 1 September–28 OctoberMonday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday11:00 - 17:00
 3 November–1 January 08Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday12.00 - 16.00
Park All yearEvery Day11:00 - 17:00

Admission Charges

Adult: £9.60Juniors: £4.80 Seniors: NA
Family Ticket (2 adults & 2 children):  £23.90
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