A Museum and a Garden
As the former home of William Blathwayt, the Secretary to William of Orange, Dyrham House is well-preserved with ornate oak wainscoting and rich walnut panelling. The walls feature some fine paintings and the home, now an accredited museum boasts fine furniture, rare china and priceless sculptures.
Surrounded by 274 acres of gardens and parklands, Dyrham Park offers a fun-filled day for families with its colourful gardens, picnic spots, play areas and vast meadows. Perry Orchard on the south of West Garden is full of bee hives and wildflowers.
Things to See
Besides the treasure trove of art and antiquities, Dyrham Park is also home to several herds of deer besides 30 species of butterflies and birds that frequent the park. Don’t miss the shiny Golden Ears, the statue of a hare painted with pretty blooms and butterflies.
You can also opt for a conservation tour or a tea-tasting session in the 19th century style. A spacious tea room overlooking the gardens provides refreshment with classic English treats.