Countryside

Revitalise your senses and explore hills, valleys, woodlands and rivers

A wildflower meadow on the estate, with rolling hills and trees behind.

Which places are open and what you need to know before you visit 

More than 135 gardens and parks are now open through advance booking, as well as hundreds of coast and countryside places. A number of houses are also open in England and Northern Ireland. Read this article to find out what's open and what to expect from your visit.

Countryside we recommend

South East of the city of Bath, Bath and NE Somerset

Wide open space overlooking the World Heritage City of Bath

Open today
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Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

Rolling hills, distant views, chalk grassland, and acres of woodland to explore

Open today
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Guildford, Surrey

Tranquil waterway running for nearly 20 miles through the heart of Surrey

Partially open today
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Walking in Murlough National Nature Reserve, County Down

Make the most of dog walking in the great outdoors with help from Forthglade 

We've partnered with natural pet food maker Forthglade so you and your dog can get even more out of special places we care for.

Barbeques and campfires are a significant fire risk

Our policy on BBQs 

Due to a high risk of wildfires at the moment, we're asking you to please not bring a barbecue or light a campfire when you visit the coast and countryside. To help protect wildlife, please also take any litter home with you.

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