There are plenty of things to do in the Cotswolds, from visiting historic gardens, to exploring houses and ancient sites amongst a patchwork of commons, woods and valleys.

Places to visit

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Christmas at St Peters Church Dyrham Park

Christmas in the Cotswolds 

Looking for something to do to get you in the Christmas spirit? Here's a selection of what's going on in the Cotswolds.

Visitors at the front entrance which has been decorated for Christmas at Saltram, Devon

Find a place to visit 

In the South West you're never far from a National Trust garden, house or countryside walk.

Child at Dunster Castle, Somerset

Top Christmas days out in the South West 

Take a look at the top places to visit and festive experiences, from enchanted houses, to fairytale stories and handmade garlands.

Upcoming events

Hanbury Hall and Gardens

It's Christmaaas! at Hanbury Hall

Tue 10 Dec 2019
The party returns this year at Hanbury Hall! Come and join the party as Hanbury celebrates a very 70's and 80's Christmas.

Unearthing Hidcote: Arts and Crafts

Tue 10 Dec 2019
During 2019 Hidcote will be exploring the Arts and Crafts Movement that grew in the North Cotswolds and how it may have influenced the garden. Subject to our winter weekend opening times.
Dyrham Park

An escape from Christmas present

Tue 10 Dec 2019
Fancy a break from the hustle and bustle of the modern Christmas experience? Step back in time with us to encounter some 17th century winter traditions.

Rachel Dein: Hidcote through the seasons

Tue 10 Dec 2019
In August 2019 acclaimed artist Rachel Dein will be exhibiting her unique castings at Hidcote made using plants and flowers from the garden collected throughout the seasons. Subject to our winter weekend opening times.

Embroiderers’ Guild - Exhibition

Tue 10 Dec 2019
The guild will produce aspects of Croome’s landscape through textile art work.

‘What is Home’ - Exhibition

Tue 10 Dec 2019
Artist Kashif Nadim Chaudry’s new installation is inspired by Croome’s history as a residential Boys School.
Godo Christmas wreath

What's on 

There are hundreds of events happening across the South West, including markets, sleigh rides and carol singing.

Christmas crafts, archaeology and wildlife

The warm glow of the sun at sunrise

Winter walks in the Cotswolds 

The Cotswolds are idyllic place to spend the start of a New Year. Bare trees open up views even further and in frosty mornings the ground is crunchy under foot.

New cottage - The exterior of Horton Court, Gloucestershire

Horton Court near Chipping Sodbury - now available as a holiday cottage 

A Grade 1 listed manor house which is recently refurbished, situated on the edge of the rolling Cotswold countryside. Ideal for family get togethers (sleeps 10), it's close to Bath and Bristol as well as many National Trust days out.


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


Enjoy unusual houses and walk through the countryside.