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Tyntesfield, Wraxall

Tyntesfield, Wraxall, Bristol BS48 1NX View on map

Large country house built in 1813 for John Seymour and bought by William Gibbs in 1843. The Gibbs family built their fortune on the trade of guano, a fertiliser made from South American sea bird droppings. William Gibbs’ monopoly on this trade turned him from a successful merchant into a very wealthy man. He extensively remodelled the house from simple regency style to High Victorian Gothic style. The house has survived with almost all its Victorian fittings and still retains much of its original hot-air heating and ventilation system.


Opening Arrangements

7 March - 1 November: daily 10am - 6pm; 2 November - 6 March: daily 10am - 5pm; Closed on Christmas day

Admission Charges

  • Adult: £15.30, Garden only £9.45
  • Child: £7.70, Garden only £4.75
  • Other Charges: Family £38.35, Garden only £23.65. All prices inclusive of Gift Aid.


On B3128. M5 southbound exit 19 via A369 (towards Bristol), B3129, B3128. M5 northbound exit 20, B3130 (towards Bristol), B3128. Rail: Nailsea and Backwell station (2 miles). Bus: frequent services from Bristol bus station.

Parking Spaces


5 coach parking spaces.

Disabled Access

  • Wheelchair access: Partial
  • Disabled Toilets: Yes
  • Assistance dogs: Yes