Historic gardens, houses and ancient sites amongst a patchwork of commons, woods and valleys

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Rolling fields on the Sherborne Park Estate

Springwatch comes to Sherborne Park Estate 

This year Springwatch will be broadcast live from the Sherborne Park Estate, a beautiful Cotswold farming landscape. Tune in to meet the estate’s huge range of wildlife, from barn owls to otters, and find out how we’re working to protect special habitats like Sherborne Park.

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Volunteer talking to visitors at Mottisfont, Hampshire

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More from the South West

Upcoming events

Chedworth Roman Villa

Living history: Appian the Roman artisan

Sat 27 May 2017
The craftsmanship of the Roman mosaics still fascinates us today. How were the mosaic floors made and who were the people that created them?

Become a 50 things Croome Explorer trail

Sat 27 May 2017
Follow the clues as you follow the 50 things outdoor trail around the parkland.
Hanbury Hall and Gardens

May Half-Term: 50 Things

Sat 27 May 2017
Get outdoors this half term and take up the 50 Things challenge.
Prior Park Landscape Garden

Half-term swan trail

Sat 27 May 2017
With our resident swan family in the garden, our half-term trail will lead you to all sorts of interesting facts about swans
Chedworth Roman Villa

Roman May holiday

Sat 27 May 2017
Great family fun at the villa.
Coughton Court

Family Fun Days - May half-term 2017

Sat 27 May 2017
Join us for family fun this May half-term and see how many of our 50 things to do before you're 11 ¾ you can tick off.
Children playing in the Bide Brook and a dog walker in the village Lacock in Wiltshire

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Visitors running at a National Trust site

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


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.