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 winter. 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. 

Photographs from 'First Women UK' exhibition

‘First Women UK’, a photographic exhibition by Anita Corbin

‘First Women UK’ is on display at the Fox Talbot Museum from Saturday 15 September to Sunday 3 February.

autumn walking

Walking near Bath and Bristol 

There are many walks near Bristol and Bath which will take you out to hidden places, scenic corners and peaceful viewpoints. Here a few ideas to start you off.

The Great Hall in Lacock Abbey decorated with a large Christmas tree and garlands around the fire place in Lacock, Wilthsire.

A Christmas for everyone 

Whether you want to escape to a Victorian Christmas wonderland complete with characters or find peace and quiet in the outdoors with a walk and some mulled wine, or anywhere in between, there's a Christmas near Bath and Bristol that will suit you.

Artists LOW PROFILE piece of work for Women and Power

Women and Power - For Me, For Her, For You  

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.

Visitors in the Dining Room at Christmas at Lanhydrock, Cornwall

Find a place to visit 

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

Crafty ideas for Christmas

Meet Father Christmas in the South West

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

Tue 13 Nov 2018
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

Tue 13 Nov 2018
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

Fire and wire at Tyntesfield

Wed 14 Nov 2018
11:00-15:00
Spark your curiosity at Tyntesfield house this year as we go behind-the-scenes during a major conservation project to replace our fire alarm system and protect this unique site for ever, for everyone.
Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village

Lacock's mythical creature family trail

Wed 14 Nov 2018
11:00-16:00
There is something hiding in Lacock's woodland grounds.
Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village

Peace - The Ripple Effect by Anna Heinrich & Leon Palmer

Wed 14 Nov 2018
11:00-16:15
This autumn Lacock will be hosting the first in a series of artistic responses to the art commission 'Peace' at Lacock. Inspired by the places history of sanctuary, contemplation and reflection the artists will create an immersive experience.
Tyntesfield

House site pass: November 2018

Wed 14 Nov 2018
11:00-12:00
Things are different at Tyntesfield this year as we work on a major conservation project in the house, and give you the chance to see behind the scenes.

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