Around Bath & Bristol

Magnificent houses, peaceful gardens, wooded trails and little-known treasures.

Places to visit

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Around Bristol and Bath there is lots to explore in the spring. You will find historic houses and their gardens, countryside and woodland walks to allow you to get close to nature and escape in the outdoors as the seasons change. 

The great outdoors

Family visitors walking down the slope towards the east front at Dyrham Park

Easter holiday fun near Bath and Bristol 

You can keep the whole family entertained this Easter. Find out about myths and legends, explore the countryside and discover the stories of places near Bath and Bristol.

Volunteers take part in a beach clean at Studland Bay

Beach cleans across the South West 

We look after miles of coastline and beaches across the South West, and rely on volunteers to help us clear the tons of litter that appears on the coast. Take a look and see if there's a beach clean near you for this weekend and beyond.

Spring bulbs flowering at Tyntesfield

Find a place to visit 

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

Reading and drawing

Groups of people outside the front of the house for a popular event at Arlington Court

Find an event 

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

Upcoming events

Avebury

Stonehenge and Avebury walking challenge

Sat 23 Mar 2019
01:00-23:59
An opportunity to walk in the footsteps of our ancestors in this iconic landscape, rich in archaeology, wildlife and plants. You can enjoy these wide open spaces by challenging yourself to complete all eight walks - once done you'll have walked 50km.
Avebury

Wiltshire Landscape walking challenge

Sat 23 Mar 2019
01:00-23:59
This is an opportunity to discover more of Wiltshire's iconic landscape, rich in archaeology, wildlife and plants. You can enjoy beautiful open spaces and challenge yourself to complete all twelve walks at our landscape sites.
Prior Park Landscape Garden

Wild garlic season

Sat 23 Mar 2019
10:00-16:30
Wild garlic carpets the garden in spring, with a sprinkling of tiny flowers, and a delicate scent.
Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village

Photography exhibition at the Fox Talbot Museum by John Paul Evans

Sat 23 Mar 2019
10:30-17:00
These metaphoric photo series examine various points of view regarding gay marriage — with the pictures of ‘otherness’ fluctuating between the poignant, the comic, and a potentially disturbing presence in the domestic space.
The Courts Garden

Spring flowers

Sat 23 Mar 2019
11:00-17:30
Crocuses, daffodils, snowdrops, primroses and hellebores; the flowers of Spring burst into glorious life at The Courts garden.
Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village

The Explorer's Guide to Lacock

Sat 23 Mar 2019
11:00-16:00
The Lacock Abbey grounds are perfect for exploring all year round, with streams, gargoyles and botanic gardens all waiting to be found. What will you discover?

Gloucestershire

Cotswold landscapes, famed gardens and grand homes dating back to the Romans, discover what Gloucestershire has to offer.

Somerset

From Tudor houses and hidden gardens to tors, gorges and natural piers, see what Somerset has to offer.

Wiltshire

World-famous gardens, villages and ancient landscapes, and some lesser-known gems can all be found in Wiltshire