A visit to Dyrham Park

It’s impossible to count the number of times we’ve driven past Dyrham Park on our way from Cardiff to the New Forest. An ideal stop-off point, a National Trust Property in the process of restoration but the most beautiful deer park which in pring hosts snowdrops, and then tulips – which we’ll be back to see.

We didn’t have time to do the guided tour of the house, but did join a guided walk around the garden which they’re restoring to be in keeping with its early Tudor origins. Here are a few more shots to give you a flavour of what we saw.

The courtyard with the stable yard behind me

The front of the building, which was actually the rear when the house was lived in, the main Bath to Gloucester “road” being at the bottom of the gardens.

Looking towards the church with the snowdrops in the foreground, and below an iPhone image, similar to the one above, of the rear elevation of the house and gardens – interesting the different colour palette.

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