For Christmas I got a National Trust membership. It’s being a few years since I was last a member, but now looking forward to visiting new places and going back to places we have been to before.
Back in 2016 I did start to keep a note of how much we saved with the membership, but looking back over the blog, I never kept up to date with that, but with this membership I am intending to blog about the visits we do this year and the savings we made.
Dyrham Park is a Baroque country house in an ancient deer park near the village of Dyrham in South Gloucestershire, England. The house, with the attached orangery and stable block is a Grade I listed building, while the park is Grade II* listed on the National Register of Historic Parks and Gardens.
The current house was built for William Blathwayt in stages during the 17th and early 18th centuries on the site of a previous manor house, with the final facade being designed by William Talman. The house is a fine example of Baroque architecture, with its symmetrical facade, pediment, and Ionic columns. The interior is equally impressive, with its ornate plasterwork, paneling, and furniture.
The parkland at Dyrham is also of great interest. It was landscaped in the 18th century in the style of Capability Brown, with sweeping lawns, lakes, and woodlands. The park is home to a variety of wildlife, including deer, rabbits, and pheasants.
Dyrham Park is now owned by the National Trust and is open to the public. It is a popular tourist destination, and is particularly well-known for its Christmas events. Visitors can visit the house and admire the Baroque architecture and interior, explore the parkland and enjoy the scenery and wildlife, take part in one of the many events that are held at the park throughout the year, such as concerts, festivals, and workshops, have a picnic in the park, go for a walk or run in the park, or visit the nearby village of Dyrham.
Current saving £131.85
Two Adult Tickets £34.00
Total saving £38.00
Cumulative saving £303.65
Membership cost £133.80
Cumulative saving £169.85