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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Things to do this winter
See conservation in action at Dyrham Park's Collections Store area

Winter days out in the Cotswolds 

Spot snowdrops, go on winter walks, and see behind the scenes at places in the Cotswolds.

The garden at Killerton looks glorious in the winter sun.

Find a place to visit 

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

Morning view over the Plym Estuary running through Saltram Park

Mayflower 400: Tide and Time 

Commemorating the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower sailing from Plymouth to America, through a series of cultural events, exhibitions and stories in city of Plymouth, Devon and Cornwall.

Upcoming events

Charlecote Park

Walkers' Loyalty Card

Thu 23 Jan 2020
Collect stamps as you visit in January and February for a free sausage or bacon bap

Silent Spaces in the Home Shrubbery

Thu 23 Jan 2020
Take time to enjoy the sounds of nature, turn off your phone and relax! Sit on one of our oak benches in the Home Shrubbery just below the Rotunda and forget about everything else going on.

Embroiderers’ Guild - Exhibition

Thu 23 Jan 2020
The guild will produce aspects of Croome’s landscape through textile art work.

‘What is Home’ - Exhibition

Thu 23 Jan 2020
Artist Kashif Nadim Chaudry’s new installation is inspired by Croome’s history as a residential Boys School.

Acorn to Oak - Exhibition

Thu 23 Jan 2020
Celebrating 125 years of the National Trust's properties. Paintings of favourite National Trust properties by Jilly Oxlade-Arnott will be on display in the Court.

Bridge and Wilson: Croome’s Landscape - Exhibition

Thu 23 Jan 2020
A new painting by Antony Bridge, Croome’s artist-in-residence, commissioned by Croome makes its debut using the same view as Richard Wilson’s famous landscape painting.
Enjoy a wassail at an iconic location

What's on 

There are hundreds of events happening across the South West, including wassailing, volunteer open days and kids trails.

Winter wellbeing

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.