National Trust

Dyrham Park
Dyrham, near Bath, Gloucestershire,
SN14 8HY
An elegant seventeenth-century mansion and deer park set in acres of rolling countryside.

An historic herd of fallow deer roams freely in the 270 acres (110 hectares) of ancient parkland, full of magnificent trees and breathtaking views.

Young explorers can run free in the Old Lodge picnic and play area, take part in a nature trail and tick off challenges on their 50 things list.

Splendid borders, idyllic ponds and a wildflower orchard are all features of the stunning West garden which is being sensitively developed as a 21st-century garden with echoes of the past.

Visitors can get a flavour of the richly luxurious17th-century life enjoyed by founder William Blathwayt by stepping into the impressive baroque mansion house.