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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A couple walking at Dyrham Park in autumn

Dyrham Park

Situated near Bath, this ancient parkland is full of magnificent trees and view points with extensive vistas that stretch as far as the Welsh mountains. The garden is home to sumptuous planting, formal areas and peaceful wooded terraces.

The late 1600s impressive baroque mansion house has an extensive collection of fine art and Dutch Delftware.

Outdoors around the Cotswolds

Christmas at St Peters Church Dyrham Park

Christmas days out in Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds 

Get in the festive spirit by on a wintry walk admiring decorations at special places, joining family trails, and more during the Christmas season in the Cotswolds.

Keeping the South West special

More places to visit


Large blue butterfly boost

The globally endangered large blue butterfly has been successfully reintroduced at Rodborough Common. Large blues were once a common sight on the commons. Butterflies are such sensitive creatures, and with the large blue’s particular requirements they are real barometers for what is happening with our environment and the changing climate. Creating the right conditions for this globally endangered butterfly has been the culmination of years of work by conservationists and the local graziers.⁠


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.