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

Places to visit

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View of the frozen lake at Croome

Winter walks in the Cotswolds 

The Cotswolds are idyllic this time of year. Bare trees open up views even further and the rolling hills are crunchy under foot.

Upcoming events

Coughton Court

Silent Night Tours 2016 - SOLD OUT

Wed 07 Dec 2016
The family are about to arrive, and the servants have invited you to see the house decorated for Christmas before the celebrations start.
Dyrham Park

Deer feeding at Dyrham Park

Thu 08 Dec 2016
Join us for a unique opportunity this winter as we invite you to feed the deer with us before the park is open. It's a great chance to see the deer up-close in their winter coats - an experience not to be missed! Maximum 2 people (including...
Upton House and Gardens

Cooking Demonstration: Family Feast For Christmas

Thu 08 Dec 2016
An exclusive chance to see our kitchen come to life with an inspiring festive AGA demonstration. Enjoy a delicious festive tasting lunch and explore Upton House at Christmas on a private tour with one of our experienced expert guides.
Dyrham Park

Christmas at Dyrham - A Wynter Season

Thu 08 Dec 2016
Join us this festive season as we explore a 17th century Christmas, inside and out! Please note Father Christmas will not be visiting Dyrham Park this year, but we'll have our outdoor Deer Trail and lots of other fun activities for families.
Hanbury Hall and Gardens

Mr Vernon's Grand Christmas

Thu 08 Dec 2016
Visit Hanbury Hall this December and see how Christmas would have been celebrated at the turn of the eighteenth century.
Dyrham Park

Discover the deer park

Thu 08 Dec 2016
Join a ranger for a free tour of the parkland to find the deer and discover some beautiful views!
A wreath hanging on a door at Trelissick, Cornwall

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Father Christmas, dressed in green, giving a gift to a child with Christmas tree in the background

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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.