Giant crane arrives at Dyrham Park to help with roof project

Dyrham Park is known for its impressive views, but visitors were able to see something totally different as a 100 tonne crane arrived on site.

The crane arrived 23 March and will be at the National Trust house until 24 March– lifting large trusses onto the scaffolding to form a protective temporary cover for the building while the 150 year old roof on Dyrham Park is replaced. Continue reading…

Couple document five year relationship alongside their favourite tree

A set of six beautiful photos have documented the growth of one couple’s love of each other and their favourite place – Dyrham Park in south Gloucestershire.

From their first year together, through marriage to pregnancy and the arrival of their daughter Lyra, the couple have been returning to the park cared for by the National Trust near Bath to take photos at their favourite tree. Continue reading…

Natural play areas open at Dyrham Park and Tyntesfield

Families looking for something new this weekend will be spoilt for choice with two new outdoor play areas opening at Dyrham Park and Tyntesfield.

The two National Trust properties near Bath and Bristol have created new natural play areas using natural materials and inspired by the history of each property. Both places have included new wooden sculpture trails and outdoor family trails guiding people through the parkland and woodland. Continue reading…

Dyrham Park secures Heritage Lottery Fund investment

Dyrham Park has been awarded a grant of £85,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) it was announced today. The grant will help fund new exhibitions and activities on offer during a period of major work to safeguard the future of the seventeenth-century National Trust mansion house near Bristol/Bath, by replacing the leaking roof and installing a new energy efficient biomass boiler. Continue reading…

Perry Pear Weekend at Dyrham Park

Dyrham Park will be hosting a harvest celebration on 18-19 October. Over the last few weeks the estate has been joined by its visitors in collecting pears from its orchard, so that the fruit can be turned into ‘Dyrham Park Perry’. The celebratory weekend will be the first opportunity to try this year’s batch along with mulled and hot pear juice varieties. Continue reading…

Well-trained Dyrham pears go up the wall

Most people associate pears with growing on trees, but for the first time at Dyrham Park near  Bath gardeners are seeing the autumn fruit growing up the stable wall.

After years of training, the pears appear more like vines and have been proving quite the talking point at the National Trust park, garden and house. These pears, which can be seen all along the stable wall between the tea-room and the seventeenth century mansion house, are dark-coloured, traditional-shaped Black Worcesters, but Dyrham Park also has many other native pears. Continue reading…