Around Bath & Bristol

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

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Winter walks for a New Year

Volunteering at Tyntesfield

New Year, new opportunities 

If you are looking for something new this New Year, we might have just the opportunity at a place near you. Here's some ideas if you'd like to volunteer with the National Trust,

Winter walk at Trelissick

Find a place to visit 

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

Snowdrops at Prior Park

Find an event 

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

Winter Rose Garden Tyntesfield

Bristol and Bath gardens 

There is much to explore in the gardens around Bristol and Bath.

Upcoming events


Stonehenge and Avebury walking challenge

Wed 25 Jan 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.

Sherlock's Super Sleuth Mystery Trail

Wed 25 Jan 2017
A mystery on the Tyntesfield estate, elementary my dear Watson... follow in the footsteps of our great Victorian detective and his trusty associate to solve the mysteries around the estate. £3 per trail, per person; includes prize.
Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village

Spring flowers at Lacock Abbey

Wed 25 Jan 2017
Lacock's wooded grounds are full of wonderful flowers over the spring months, ideal for a gentle stroll.
Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village

The making of an inventor family trail

Wed 25 Jan 2017
A fun family trail about the marvellous mind of William Henry Fox Talbot, inventor of the photographic negative.

House Tickets: January 2017

Wed 25 Jan 2017
In 2017 the house at Tyntesfield will be open in some way, everyday (except Christmas day).
Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village

Drawn to the Land

Wed 25 Jan 2017
A series of photographs of female farmers in Scotland by award winning documentary photographer, Sophie Gerrard, on display in the Fox Talbot Museum at Lacock Abbey.


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