Around Bath & Bristol

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

Places to visit

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Looking down the hill at Tyntesfield's Holly Walk in autumn

Autumn colour near Bath and Bristol 

Autumn colour spreads across the landscape at this time of year, here's a few of the best spots to see the yellows, ambers and reds develop near you.

Thresholds, Mat Collishaw 2017

Exhibitions near you 

Virtual reality, outdoor pieces that complement their surroundings, and a hands-on exhibition that even younger family members will want to see.


Autumn wildlife

Pumpkins at Prior Park

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.

Dyrham Park pond is framed by oranges, reds and yellows in autumn

Autumn at Dyrham Park

Dyrham Park is transformed with each season and autumn is among one of the popular for nature lovers.

In the South West

A family walk amongst autumn leaves

Find a place to visit 

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

parkrun at Killerton in autumn and winter

Find an event 

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

Upcoming events


Stonehenge and Avebury walking challenge

Tue 17 Oct 2017
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.
Dyrham Park

Harvest Display

Tue 17 Oct 2017
Discover the Perry harvest at Dyrham through a display in the church.
Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village

Lacock Abbey Sorcerer's Shield family trail

Tue 17 Oct 2017
Witches and wizards, do you have what it takes to join the Lacock Abbey sorcerer's shield? Before we let you into our world, you need to find out which of our four shields you belong to. Will it be Knatchbull or Talbot, Thynne or Boyle?
Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village

Mat Collishaw: Thresholds

Tue 17 Oct 2017
You can't move this year without hearing something about Virtual Reality. At Lacock this Autumn go back in time to the dawn of photography with Thresholds, a new virtual reality artwork by Mat Collishaw.
Dyrham Park

Toddler trails on a Tuesday

Tue 17 Oct 2017
For some fresh air and family fun, join one of our garden trails designed for toddlers; learn about shape, colour and numbers while exploring nature.

Away from Avebury: pop-up exhibition

Tue 17 Oct 2017
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.


Cotswold landscapes, famed gardens and grand homes dating back to the Romans, discover what Gloucestershire has to offer.


From Tudor houses and hidden gardens to tors, gorges and natural piers, see what Somerset has to offer.


World-famous gardens, villages and ancient landscapes, and some lesser-known gems can all be found in Wiltshire