Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum, Bristol

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Must see · Garden · Landmark
An authentic example of the American Country Place era, Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum features a large home and landscaped gardens. Tour the 45 rooms of the mansion filled with authentic furniture. Outside you will see more than 300 species of plants, both native and exotic. The estate features magnolia, katsure, oak, beech, and sequoia trees. Walk among the roses and orchids, divided by little stone walls and rocky roads. The site also offers a greenhouse, a tennis court, and a golf course. Before you head to Bristol, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Bristol trip itinerary maker, to make sure you see all that Bristol has to offer, including Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum.
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  • My Family and Friends went for Thursday Tea and Scones. I just love going to this mansion of a by-gone Era. We were seated in the dining room and the Breakfast Room was open as well. It was chilly....  more »
  • Mansion is not open which we knew. It was $11 pp to visit the grounds. The grounds were absolutely beautiful all with spring blooms. It would be nice to see it with all the trees filled in and the...  more »
  • Different flowers for every season. Many activities year around. Jazz, Opera, magic lantern to mention a couple... Lovely place to take a walk after having lunch in a Bristol restaurant.
  • A lovely old mansion. The backstory is interesting and the grounds are large and beautiful. However, nothing really distinguishes this from other old properties. Good to see if you’re in the neighborhood but not a must see.
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