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

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Springwatch presenters Chris Packham and Michaela Strachan join National Trust ranger Simon Nicholas. at Sherborne Park

Springwatch at Sherborne Park

This year BBC Springwatch will be based at the Sherborne Park Estate for three weeks of live broadcasts, including Springwatch Unsprung.

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Volunteer talking to visitors at Mottisfont, Hampshire

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More from the South West

Upcoming events

Dyrham Park

Toddler trails on a Tuesday

Tue 27 Jun 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.
Upton House and Gardens

Art Exhibition with Warwick Open Studio

Tue 27 Jun 2017
Come and see an exhibition of unique art work inspired by Upton House's presentation: "Made to Measure Home".

House Tours at Croome Court

Tue 27 Jun 2017
Join one of our fascinating house tours led by volunteers. Tours include; Romp through the bedrooms, At home with the 6th Earl, Secrets of the Basement.

St Joseph's Boys School tour at Croome

Tue 27 Jun 2017
Come and share the experiences of former pupils of Croome Court when it was St Joseph's Boys School as they take you on a tour of the Court and Red Wing.
Dyrham Park

Perennial passions: summer garden tour

Tue 27 Jun 2017
Join a garden guide for a free guided walk around the garden this summer.

Conservation in Action

Tue 27 Jun 2017
Interested in what goes into looking after a mansion house or antique collection? Our house staff will show you. Just ask when you enter the house.
Children playing in the Bide Brook and a dog walker in the village Lacock in Wiltshire

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