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Top picks this winter

Plant a tree at Dyrham Park

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 the rolling hills are crunchy under foot.

A Christmas tree and roaring fire at Lanhydrock, Cornwall

Christmas in the South West 

Magnificent houses with Father Christmas, warm mince pies at the tea-room, frosty walks waiting to be discovered.

Festive interior design trends seen through the collection

Upcoming events

Coughton Court

Christmas at Coughton 2017

Sat 25 Nov 2017
As the dark nights draw in, get into the Christmas spirit with a visit to Coughton Court.
Coughton Court

Christmas at Coughton - pre-bookable weekend house tickets 2017

Sat 25 Nov 2017
Enjoy your visit, your way at Coughton Court this Christmas. Weekend timed tickets for the house are now available online on a first come first served basis.
Dyrham Park

Fruits, seeds and coloured leaves: autumn garden tour

Sat 25 Nov 2017
Join a garden guide for a guided walk around the West garden and enjoy the autumn colour.
Dyrham Park

Winter deer park walk

Sat 25 Nov 2017
Join a park ranger for a free walk through the parkland to find the deer herd.

Christmas Tree Decorating

Sat 25 Nov 2017
Warm up by the fire and help us decorate one of our trees in the Manor.

Antony Bridge artist in residence

Sat 25 Nov 2017
An exhibition of over 40 paintings by Antony Bridge, Croome's artist in residence, is on show in the Court at Croome.
Knightshayes in the winter sunset from South terrace

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Meeting Father Christmas

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


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.