Around Bath & Bristol

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

Places to visit

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Child at Dunster Castle, Somerset

Top Christmas days out in the South West 

Take a look at the top places to visit and festive experiences, from enchanted houses, to fairytale stories and handmade garlands.

Visitors at the front entrance which has been decorated for Christmas at Saltram, Devon

Find a place to visit 

In the South West you're never far from a National Trust garden, house or countryside walk.

Upcoming events

Avebury

Stonehenge and Avebury walking challenge

Mon 11 Nov 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

Mon 11 Nov 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.
Tyntesfield

Golden tree walks

Tue 12 Nov 2019
10:00-16:00
Join us during the golden season for self-led walks through the changing colours of Tyntesfield's trees.
Tyntesfield

Autumn seasonal trail

Tue 12 Nov 2019
10:00-16:00
Pull on your wellies and step into autumn for the first of a series of new seasonal trails.
Tyntesfield

Seasonal squash display

Tue 12 Nov 2019
10:00-17:00
The gardeners have been busy growing 33 different types of pumpkin and squash which will be on display in the Orangery.
Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village

Look inside a Lacock cottage

Tue 12 Nov 2019
11:00-15:00
Peek behind one of Lacock's closed doors as we open our holiday cottage, 2 High Street, for you to explore. It's one of the oldest buildings in the village and was used as a green room for the cast of Cranford.
Godo Christmas wreath

What's on 

There are hundreds of events happening across the South West, including markets, sleigh rides and carol singing.

Christmas crafts, archaeology and wildlife

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