Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum, Bristol

4.7
#2 of 10 in Things to do in Bristol
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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  • We were in New England for an autumn holiday, had a couple of rainy days so needed to find a museum or house to visit and wow - what a choice. The history and beauty of this house is incredible. We ha...  more »
  • After having just visited nine mansions in Newport, we found Blithewold to be a breathe of fresh air. This is a charming home that would be a joy to live in. The rooms are huge but are very inviting. ...  more »
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  • 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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