National Trust property no. 3 visited over the end of May bank holiday weekend following on from the 2 previous blogs (Magnificent Montacute and A Look around Lytes Cary), was Tyntesfield House and Gardens, just outside Bristol.
For us this was a little over an hour’s drive away, probably extended somewhat by the sat nav wanting to take us on a scenic tour.
This was the house previously owned by the Gibbs family, who made their fortune in the 1800s by importing guano from Peru and selling it as fertiliser.
Yes, that’s right.
They made their fortune by selling bird poo.
And it was quite lucrative it seems. The house is quite something. Inside and out.
Ornate carvings, sculptures, artwork, marble fireplaces and it has its own chapel built onto the side of the house.
The gardens surrounding the house as well as the Rose Garden are worth wandering around.
Another fantastic day out at a National Trust property. If you plan a visit, get here early, as its hugely popular.
As always, book a timed entry on the National Trust website: Tyntesfield | National Trust