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.

Ranger doing a beach clean at Woolacombe

Keeping our coastline clean 

Beach cleans are big part of our work to maintain the coast, and we're always looking for help.

Springtime in the gardens of Lanhydrock, Cornwall

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

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Children on low ropes

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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

Sun 20 May 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

Sun 20 May 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

The strange affair: Hannah More's poetic landscape

Sun 20 May 2018
10:00-18:00
A new woodland poetry trail rediscovering the romantic landscape of Bristol poet and bluestocking writer, Hannah More.
Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village

The foundation story of Lacock Abbey

Sun 20 May 2018
10:30-17:00
Part of the Women and Power national programming theme, Lacock will be exploring the legacy of Ela the founder of Lacock. Through physical installations and sound, travel back to the 1300s and find out about the abbey's missing church.
Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village

'Tribe' a photography exhibition

Sun 20 May 2018
10:30-17:00
Tribe is a collaborative exhibition of photography by mid-career professional artists. Their work is a narrative, addressing issues of family, history, love and loss. The artists are a group of women from all over the US.
Avebury

Spring garden trail

Sun 20 May 2018
11:00-17:00
Have you begun to see the first signs of spring as nature wakes up? We'll be celebrating this time of the year at Avebury with a special spring trail in the garden.

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