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

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Some treats in the Cotswolds

The Bathing Pool in summer

Summer in the Cotswolds 

Whether it is summer gardens full of flower, cool houses packed with history or a roman villa, Gloucestershire has lots to offer just now.

A walker by the gate in the woodlands at Newark Park

Walking with wildlife in the Cotswolds 

if you want to explore nature and see wonderful views then you could try one of our favourite Cotswold walks?

Laura and George Ridding and Sylvia Pankhurst portrait images

Faces of Change: Votes for Women 

Rare portraits of Devon women who were influential in the suffrage campaign will be on display at Killerton from August to October. In partnership with the National Portrait Gallery, an incredible array of photographs and paintings are being displayed at Killerton in Devon celebrating key figures in the national campaign for women’s suffrage.

Ideas for mindfulness and well being

Upcoming events

Bath Skyline

City to Countryside Walk

Tue 21 Aug 2018
Stretch your legs and glimpse a different side to Bath, as you wander from city to countryside on this Bath Skyline guided walk.

Unearthing Hidcote

Tue 21 Aug 2018
Unearthing Hidcote is a brand new exhibition series launching in 2018. The previously closed doors to the chapel will be open inviting visitors to engage with lesser known stories of Hidcote.

It's all in the Coade - Family Trail

Tue 21 Aug 2018
Eleanor Coade was a famous lady who designed and created the stone used in many of the statues at Croome. Can you find them all?

Summer at Hidcote

Tue 21 Aug 2018
There's plenty to do in the garden this summer.
Chedworth Roman Villa

Summer fun at Chedworth Roman Villa

Tue 21 Aug 2018
Get out and about this summer for some fabulous family fun at the villa.
Prior Park Landscape Garden

Summer holiday snail trail

Tue 21 Aug 2018
Have Prior Park as your playground this summer.
Kingston Lacy in Wimborne, Dorset

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A ranger guides a father and daughter rockpooling at Wembury, South Devon

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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.