Cotswolds

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

Places to visit

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Rolling fields on the Sherborne Park Estate

Springwatch comes to Sherborne Park Estate 

This year Springwatch will be broadcast live from the Sherborne Park Estate, a beautiful Cotswold farming landscape. Tune in to meet the estate’s huge range of wildlife, from barn owls to otters, and find out how we’re working to protect special habitats like Sherborne Park.

Nature nearby

Volunteer talking to visitors at Mottisfont, Hampshire

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Upcoming events

Newark Park

Wild about Wild Garlic

Fri 26 May 2017
11:00-17:00
See, smell and taste wild garlic in Newark Park gardens and the estate.Head out into the fresh air and discover the beautiful views over the Cotswold countryside, swathes of wild garlic and the sharp and tasty tang that accompanies a walk.
Lodge Park and Sherborne Estate

Lord Sherborne's Lodge

Fri 26 May 2017
11:00-16:00
Find out what Lodge Park was like before the National Trust's restoration project, while it was the home of Lord and Lady Sherborne.
Croome

House Tours at Croome Court

Fri 26 May 2017
11:00-16:00
Join one of our fascinating house tours led by volunteers. Tours include; Romp through the bedrooms, At home with the 6th Earl, Secrets of the Basement.
Croome

The Walled Gardens

Fri 26 May 2017
11:00-17:00
Britain's largest walled gardens opens its doors again in 2017. The Walled Gardens date back to the early 18th century. The gardens were altered by Lancelot 'Capability' Brown, as part of his grand design at Croome.
Dyrham Park

Bulbs and blossoms: spring garden tour

Fri 26 May 2017
12:00-12:45
Join a garden guide for a free guided walk around the West Garden as it comes to life this spring. From snowdrops to daffodils, narcissi, grape hyacinths and primroses, the garden is beautiful in springtime.
Croome

Conservation in Action

Fri 26 May 2017
12:00-12:30
Interested in what goes into looking after a mansion house or antique collection? Our house staff will show you. Just ask when you enter the house.
Children playing in the Bide Brook and a dog walker in the village Lacock in Wiltshire

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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.