Saturday, 26 May 2012


This is Tyntesfield, a National Trust property at Wraxall just outside Bristol.  As it's slightly off the beaten track and we don't normally have a car when we're in Bristol we'd never been before.  This time we made sure to visit.

It's a Victorian house in the gothic revival style built by a fertiliser magnate - fertiliser was obviously very profitable back then!

As you can see it was a very grey day!

The house has its own chapel which looks much larger from the outside than it did inside!

Some of the decor elements in the house were really pretty:

Stained glass

Fireplace tiles

Ornate wallpaper (sorry it isn't sharp; taken in a dimly lit room using high ISO)

Lovely upholstery fabric

More stained glass

Definitely worth a visit if you're ever in the Bristol area.


  1. What an impressive building - and I can sure see quilting inspirations in the windows, fabrics and wallpaper. Gorgeous pictures Fiona!

  2. Such a beautiful photos, Fiona! Love to see places and buildinsg I will never see:)

  3. I love your photo of the tiles (gorgeous!). There are so many beautiful little villages, I hope you had a wonderful time...

    Sewing Daisies)

  4. It looks lovely, definitely one to add to the list if we ever find ourselves in Bristol. Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. What beautiful photos of an amazing place! I've been to Bristol once but it was on an 8 day package tour of UK so it doesn't really count! lol