Cotswolds

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

Places to visit

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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 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.

Volunteering at Dyrham Park

Volunteering in the South West 

Volunteers are a vital part of everything the National Trust does. If you've ever fancied getting stuck in, being part of a team, learning something new or just helping out, now's a great time. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

Reading and drawing

Upcoming events

Croome

Garden Tours

Mon 21 Jan 2019
11:00-12:00
Spend about an hour walking in the garden with one of our volunteer tour guides.
Croome

Jilly Oxlade-Arnott exhibition: Art in Architecture

Mon 21 Jan 2019
11:00-16:00
Jilly is known for her unique watercolour and fine line ink depictions of historically or nationally significant architecture. She is a Worcester based architectural watercolour artist.
Dyrham Park

A winter ramble with a Ranger: a deer park tour

Mon 21 Jan 2019
11:00-12:00
This winter is the perfect time to wrap up and join our experienced ranger guides on a free tour of the park and discover the beauty and history of this living landscape.
Dyrham Park

Structure and form: winter garden tour

Mon 21 Jan 2019
12:00-13:00
Winter time in a seventeenth century inspired garden is one of the best seasons to drink in the structural planting, clipped formal topiary and evergreens such as variegated holly, yew, bay and cedar.
Dyrham Park

A winter afternoon park tour

Mon 21 Jan 2019
13:45-15:00
Meet just outside the Visitor Reception building to join our experienced ranger guides on a free tour of the park as they share how we care for our historic landscape, with a glimpse of the deer too, if you're lucky.
Dyrham Park

Hidden water walk

Tue 22 Jan 2019
13:00-14:00
Join a guide for a special tour from the natural springs to hidden water chambers in the hillside to the cellars of the house to track the 'curious water works' of Dyrham Park.
Visitor walking their dog on a frosty morning in the north woodland, Trelissick, Cornwall

Find a place to visit 

Discover somewhere to visit using our search. In the South West you're never far from somewhere to explore.

Girl running through a field in winter hat

Find an event 

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

Gloucestershire

Cotswold landscapes, famed gardens and grand homes dating back to the Romans, discover what Gloucestershire has to offer.

Oxfordshire

Enjoy unusual houses and walk through the countryside.