Houses and gardens

The romantic vista of turrets and pinnacles, chimneys and gables

With glittering mansions, intimate manor houses, ancient castles, charming cottages and inspirational gardens, Somerset has a diversity of places to explore. Find out more below:

Easter events

Join us for some great days out this Easter. You can become an Eggsplorer in Somerset - we've got Cadbury Easter Egg Trails at several places including Tyntesfield, Dunster, Montacute, Barrington Court, Lytes Cary Manor, Leigh Woods, Brean Down and Holnicote.


Somerset countryside:

This section of the page features an image gallery, so if you're using a screen reader you may wish to jump to the main content.

Stepping out

There are miles of footpaths to explore taking you across moorland, through woodland, along the coast paths, and over open countryside. We have many self-led walks to help you make the most of the outdoors.

50 things

Have you signed up for the 50 things to do before you're 11 ¾ challenge? Build a den; catch a fish; climb a tree; fly a kite; play in the snow; track wild animals - there's plenty of fun things you can do this winter.

Stay a while

Choose from charming thatched cottages, a lodge at Montacute, the west wing of Lytes Cary Manor or the Chaplain's House at Tyntesfield - just a hint of the wonderful places you can enjoy when you stay in one of our holiday cottages.

Retail therapy

With everything from High Street shops to shops at our special places we have a range of own brand and local artisan products for you to peruse, purchase and enjoy.