After a full day exploring everything the season has to offer, you don't need to rush home. A last-minute break in Dorset, Somerset or Wiltshire gives you time to soak up seasonal colours, take brisk walks on crisp days and unwind in a cosy cottage.
Roaming through open parkland, crunching through leaves in woodland or breathing in bracing sea air along the coast is sure to enliven the senses. Here are some of our favourite places to walk as winter approaches.
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...
Storytelling, crafts and games for 2-5 year olds and their families inspired by classic stories including Hansel and Gretel, The Enormous Turnip and The Night Before Christmas: A Visit from St Nicholas.
For me, for her, for you is a seven track audio work by artists LOW PROFILE - weaving together interviews, songs and recorded messages threaded together with new sound work by collaborator Neil Rose. It’s best when listened to in order, happy listening.
Take inspiration from one of the grand houses in the South West, and create a National Trust gingerbread house.
We love talking to our supporters, after all we wouldn't be here without you. Join our communities where we talk about coast, countryside, caring for houses, gardens & woods in the South West (and the odd slice of cake).
When nature and wildlife can move freely between habitats, they flourish. Without this freedom, they suffer. Our coastal ambition is to join up the coastline, working with partners to make a link around the coast so wildlife can prosper.
If you're looking for somewhere to stay on your next break to the South West, we've got lots to choose from.
There are cabins by the sea, cosy cottages in the hills, manor houses and even a lighthouse or two.