Dyrham Park to open seven days a week
9:50am Friday 11th July 2014 in News By Alexandra Womack, senior reporter covering Yate, Chipping Sodbury, Winterbourne, Frampton Cotterell, Rangeworthy, Wickwar, Hawkesbury, Iron Acton, Coalpit Heath and Old Sodbury
NATIONAL Trust property Dyrham Park is now open seven days a week.
The 17th century mansion house will open every day during July and August, alongside the garden and park, which is open daily throughout the year.
The house, which was previously closed on Wednesdays and Thursdays, will open its doors to visitors daily. The National Trust property is responding to visitor demand and hopes to welcome thousands of people through the doors this summer.
Eilidh Auckland, Dyrham’s house and collections manager, said: “We open the doors seven days a week in July and August so that more people can enjoy the house during the school holidays.
“There are eye spy trails, jigsaws and a deer hunt in the house so families will find plenty of things to spot as well.”
Inside the house, visitors can see the rooms where Dyrham Park creator William Blathwayt housed his treasures, which he brought back from the continent whilst working for King William III. From rare tapestries depicting Belgian gardens to a Brazilian painting of a cocoa plantation, you will be able to glimpse the fashions and interests of the late 17th century.
The formal gardens, wildflower meadow and spectacular deer park with views over the Bristol channel are also available for visitors to enjoy throughout the week. There is a National Trust tearoom and shop and complimentary bus between the main car park and the house as well as free guided tours.
The house and gardens are open from 11am to 5pm daily, last entry 4pm.