Somerset

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

Places to visit

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Winter at Montacute
Barrington Court garden gate winter

The winter garden

A resolution stated, a promise made and the year begins again. The winter garden is a work of art, a tapestry stitched with faded threads of colour, an eternal chameleon, changing, developing, living and growing.

Volunteer dusting a cabinet at Tyntesfield, North Somerset

Volunteering in Somerset 

If you are looking for something new this New Year, we might have just the opportunity at a place near you. Here's some ideas if you'd like to volunteer with the National Trust.

Just over the border
A frosty morning in the garden at Stourhead

Stourhead

Palladian house and world-famous landscape garden

The great outdoors

Snowdrops at Prior Park

Find an event 

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

Upcoming events

Bath Skyline

Toddler Forest School

Mon 27 Feb 2017
09:45-11:30
Join PlayWood Forest School on the Bath Skyline for a morning of Forest School fun with your toddler.
Dunster Castle

A trail of tales - family trail

Mon 27 Feb 2017
10:00-15:00
Step back in time to meet the inhabitants of Dunster Castle and discover their stories on this family trail.
Tyntesfield

House Tickets: February 2017

Mon 27 Feb 2017
11:00-12:00
In 2017 the house at Tyntesfield will be open in some way, everyday (except Christmas day).
Prior Park Landscape Garden

Thursday guided tours

Thu 02 Mar 2017
11:30-12:30
Free guided walk to explore the garden and learn something new.
Dunster Castle

Dunster Castle Uncovered

Sat 04 Mar 2017
11:00-17:00
Go behind the ropes on this special tour.
Stourhead

Gothic Cottage

Sat 04 Mar 2017
11:00-15:00
A drink in the cottage is a perfect cause for pause on your lakeside walk.
Winter walk at Trelissick

Find a place to visit 

Discover somewhere to visit using our search. In the South West you're never far from somewhere to explore.