Somerset

From Tudor houses and hidden gardens to tors, gorges and natural piers

Places to visit

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Celebrate the season

Child apple picking in the orchard

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Places in the South West host everything from guided house tours and ranger days to walks and runs.

Children in Autumn leaves at Tyntesfield

Half term days out in and around Somerset  

Fun for all the family this October half term in and around Somerset

Upcoming events

Dunster Castle

A trail of tales - family trail

Tue 18 Sep 2018
10:00-16:00
Step back in time to meet the inhabitants of Dunster Castle and discover their stories on this family trail.
Stourhead

Contemporary Art Exhibition - The works of Anouk Mercier

Tue 18 Sep 2018
10:30-16:00
Come along on 1 September for a first glimpse and to discover the title of the artwork that Anouk has created, inspired by her time at Stourhead. Throughout the exhibition the artwork will be on display inside the Temple of Flora which will be...
Stourhead

Genius of the place: foundations

Tue 18 Sep 2018
11:00-16:30
A visit to the house brings to life the Hoare family's 'golden path' to success and its influence on Stourhead. The showrooms and basement interactive area illuminate key parts of their story including: the role of the family bank, building a...
Montacute House

'Elizabeth of Bohemia: the Winter Queen'

Tue 18 Sep 2018
11:00-16:00
New for the Long Gallery 2018 open season
Tyntesfield

Fire and wire at Tyntesfield

Tue 18 Sep 2018
11:00-17:00
Spark your curiosity at Tyntesfield house this year as we go behind-the-scenes during a major conservation project to replace our fire alarm system and protect this unique site for ever, for everyone.
Tyntesfield

House site pass: September 2018

Tue 18 Sep 2018
15:00-16:00
Things are different at Tyntesfield this year as we work on a major conservation project in the house, and give you the chance to see behind the scenes.
Family in the house at Stourhead in Wilthsire

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A water vole

Water voles make a welcome return to Exmoor 

This September, 150 water voles were reintroduced at six carefully chosen sites on the Holnicote Estate on Exmoor. The water vole is one of the fastest declining land mammal, disappearing from 94 per cent of its habitats. The plan for one of Britain’s most adorable, yet rare creatures is that it will be given a whole new start in a healthy environment, where they can breed and flourish.

Caring for the coast