Around Bath & Bristol

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

Places to visit

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Poster for Illyria's performance of The Emperor's New Clothes

Family outdoor theatre

Tyntesfield and Illyria invite you to join us on the Croquet Lawn for their cheekiest show ever; The Emperor's New Clothes, on Saturday 19 August.

Summer fun

Our work in the South West

Children playing in the Bide Brook and a dog walker in the village Lacock in Wiltshire

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Visitors running at a National Trust site

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

Upcoming events

Avebury

Stonehenge and Avebury walking challenge

Thu 17 Aug 2017
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.
Tyntesfield

Antony Gibbs family trail

Fri 18 Aug 2017
10:00-16:00
Discover what Tyntesfield's great Victorian, Antony Gibbs, did to change and modernise the estate.
Tyntesfield

Victorian explorers: a summer woodland adventure

Fri 18 Aug 2017
10:00-12:00
We're setting sail for adventure at Tyntesfield this August with fun outdoor activities for children aged 5 - 7 years olds and their families, inspired by the Victorian explorers who travelled the globe.
Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village

A grand tour family trail

Fri 18 Aug 2017
10:30-17:00
A fun family trail about the travels of the Talbot family. Join them on their holiday, try and work out where they have gone.
Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village

'Fractured architecture' by Thomas Kellner

Fri 18 Aug 2017
10:30-17:00
German photo artist, Thomas Kellner, presents an exhibition of cubist photography of the seemingly dancing architecture of famous landmarks at the Fox Talbot Museum at Lacock, Britain's birthplace of photography.
Avebury

Away from Avebury: pop-up exhibition

Fri 18 Aug 2017
11:00-16:00
The exhibition 'Away from Avebury' will return to the Servants' Hall at Avebury Manor. Delve into the adventures of some of Avebury's past owners as you discover where they journeyed to.

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