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

Places to visit

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View from Mrs Winthrop's to the Wilderness

Autumn in the Cotswolds 

Changing colour across the Cotswold landscape brings a new look to countryside.

Boy holding a trail sheet at Snowshill Manor in the Cotswolds

October half term in the Cotswolds 

This October half term we've got something to keep all members of the family entertained. You can follow trails, take part in crafts and go on a scavenger hunt.

A water vole

Water voles make a welcome return to Exmoor 

This September, 150 water voles were reintroduced at six carefully chosen sites on the Holnicote Estate on Exmoor. The water vole is one of the fastest declining land mammal, disappearing from 94 per cent of its habitats. The plan for one of Britain’s most adorable, yet rare creatures is that it will be given a whole new start in a healthy environment, where they can breed and flourish.

Caring for the coast

Upcoming events


Unearthing Hidcote

Mon 24 Sep 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.

Antony Bridge exhibition Portraits

Mon 24 Sep 2018
Artist in residence Antony Bridge launches a new exhibition for the National Trust's year of Women and Power.

Jilly Oxlade-Arnott exhibition: Art in Architecture

Mon 24 Sep 2018
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.

Toxic Beauty

Mon 24 Sep 2018
A new exhibition introducing the tragic tale of Maria Gunning, the first wife of the 6th Earl of Coventry.

Soul to Sole exhibition

Mon 24 Sep 2018
Step into the basement of Croome Court and discover characters from Croome's long history encapsulated within a pair of shoes.

House Tours at Croome Court

Mon 24 Sep 2018
Join one of our fascinating house tours led by volunteers. Tours include; Romp through the bedrooms, At home with the 6th Earl.
Family in the house at Stourhead in Wilthsire

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Child apple picking in the orchard

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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.