Tourist Site Suffers a Devastating Loss

An historic tourist attraction on the edge of the Cotswolds has been dealt a tragic blow.

Dyrham Park has seen the culling of its entire deer herd due to high levels of bovine tuberculosis.

Dyrham is a country house in an ancient deer park near the village of Dyrham in South Gloucestershire.

The house and estate are now owned by the National Trust.

Despite efforts to control the disease, infection rates have continued to rise since it was first detected on site in 2007.

So the decision was made to cull the deer in order to prevent any further suffering due to this terrible disease.

Dyrham says it has every intention of ridding the site of the disease and re-introducing deer to this historic parkland as soon as they are able.