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 autumn. 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. 

Celebrate the season

Highlights from places nearby

A couple and their dog

Wiltshire Landscape walking challenge 

Can you take on the Wiltshire Landscape walking challenge? These varied walks will give you the chance to explore all the twelve sites managed by the National Trust Wiltshire Landscape team, taking you all over the county, to special places rich in archaeology and wildlife.

Pumpkin display at Tyntesfield

Half-term days out near Bath and Bristol 

Let off steam this half-term with a wide range of things to do and places to play.

A water vole

Water voles make a welcome return to Exmoor 

This September, 150 water voles were reintroduced at six carefully chosen sites on the Holnicote Estate on Exmoor. The water vole is one of the fastest declining land mammal, disappearing from 94 per cent of its habitats. The plan for one of Britain’s most adorable, yet rare creatures is that it will be given a whole new start in a healthy environment, where they can breed and flourish.

Family in the house at Stourhead in Wilthsire

Find a place to visit 

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

Caring for the coast

Child apple picking in the orchard

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

Sun 23 Sep 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 23 Sep 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.
Bath Skyline

Skyline Forest School

Mon 24 Sep 2018
09:45-11:30
A morning of fun and discovery with PlayWood Forest School awaits you and your toddler on the Bath Skyline.
Tyntesfield

Golden tree walks

Mon 24 Sep 2018
10:00-16:30
A self-led walk through the changing colours of Tyntesfield's trees this autumn.
Avebury

Breaking ground: Avebury's female archaeologists

Mon 24 Sep 2018
10:00-16:00
To mark the 100 year anniversary of women first gaining the right to vote in Britain, this year at Avebury we'll be bringing to light the contributions made by female archaeologists working here in the 20th century.
Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village

Lacock's mythical creature family trail

Mon 24 Sep 2018
10:30-17:00
There is something hiding in Lacock's woodland grounds.

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