Friday 8th of January 2016
Read the Easirent Bristol Airport Guide to the top 6 Stately Homes in the Bristol area…
This stunning Victorian country house is highly regarded by both locals and tourists alike, and should be top of your list of places to visit when you’re in the Bristol Area. Located less than 10 miles from our Easirent pick up point at Bristol Airport, Tyntesfield, which was remodeled in 1864 by John Norton for William Gibbs, is the perfect example of Gothic Revival architecture. Spend the days wandering through the grand interiors, which house an unrivaled collection of Victorian decorative arts. Alternately, take a stroll around the house’s beautiful landscaped gardens – all 500 acres of them.
2. Dyrham Park
Pick up your Eairent hire car form our Bristol Airport depot and head to Dyrham Park, which is located just 10 miles away. The baroque style, 17th century mansion was built between 1692 and 1704 for William Blathwayt, wh was Secretary of State to William III. Home to a wide collection of Dutch decorative arts, the house displays family portraits, paintings, furniture and state beds. Located in the county of Gloucestershire, the house is certainly worth a visit.
3. Clevedon Park
A grand sight on the Somerset landscape, Clevedon House is a beautiful 14th century manor house, with a lot of the original 13th aspects of the building still evident, including the tower and the great hall. Since 1709, Clevedon Park has been home to the Elton Family, who have made alterations to the interior of the house over the centuries. Take a stroll around the 18th century terraced garden.
4. The Bishop’s Palace and Gardens
Situated in the heart of Wells in Somerset, The Bishop’s Palace and Gardens is approximately 18 miles away from our Easirent depot at Bristol Airport. Home of the bishops of Bath and Wells for over eight centuries, the medieval house has a moat, drawbridge and a portcullis. Described by Pevsner by one of the most memorable bishop’s residences in the country, the palace was originally built for Bishop Jocelin Trotman in the early 13th century.
5. Chavenage House
Hop in your Easirent hire car and head to Chavenage House, which is located 23 miles away form our Bristol Airport depot. Almost untouched for the past 400 years, Chavenage House is a Cotswold manor house which was built by a wealthy Elizabethan sheep farmer in 1576, and has only had two families call it home since. You might recognise the house from the popular TV series Larkrise to Candleford, in which Chavenage House was used as Candleford Manor.
6. Longleat House
Longleat House is regarded by many as one of the most attractive historic homes in the country and houses some of the finest examples of Elizabethan architecture. Built in 1580, the stately home is now the residence of the 7th Marquess of Bath and there are plenty of awe inspiring collections inside the walls, including priceless antiques, a Chinese bedroom and a library with over 40,000 books.
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