Cotswolds

There are plenty of things to do in the Cotswolds, from visiting historic gardens, to exploring houses and ancient sites amongst a patchwork of commons, woods and valleys.

Places to visit

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New cottage - The exterior of Horton Court, Gloucestershire

Horton Court near Chipping Sodbury - now available as a holiday cottage 

A Grade 1 listed manor house which is recently refurbished, situated on the edge of the rolling Cotswold countryside. Ideal for family get togethers (sleeps 10), it's close to Bath and Bristol as well as many National Trust days out.

Autumn brings spectacular light and colour to Kingston Lacy in Dorset

Find a place to visit 

In the South West you're never far from a National Trust garden, house or countryside walk.

A birds eye view of Lundy island

Safeguarding Lundy’s fragile nature – 50 years on 

Lundy is now one of Britain’s most precious island havens for both wildlife and people. But 50 years ago this remote, granite outcrop was in sad decline. Working in close partnership with The Landmark Trust, who manage the island on a day-to-day basis, an enormous amount for Lundy’s wildlife and heritage has been done, with more still to come.

Upcoming events

Charlecote Park

An Introduction to Folklore Exhibition

Wed 16 Oct 2019
09:00-17:00
Join us for a British folklore themed exhibition throughout the gardens this Autumn
Hidcote

Unearthing Hidcote: Arts and Crafts

Wed 16 Oct 2019
10:00-17:00
During 2019 Hidcote will be exploring the Arts and Crafts Movement that grew in the North Cotswolds and how it may have influenced the garden.
Hidcote

Rachel Dein: Hidcote through the seasons

Wed 16 Oct 2019
10:00-17:00
In August 2019 acclaimed artist Rachel Dein will be exhibiting her unique castings at Hidcote made using plants and flowers from the garden collected throughout the seasons.
Croome

Silent Spaces in the Home Shrubbery

Wed 16 Oct 2019
10:00-17:00
Enjoy the tranquility of our Silent Space. Explore the opportunities to reflect without interruptions of daily life!
Prior Park Landscape Garden

'50 things' nature trails

Wed 16 Oct 2019
10:00-16:30
Pick up one of our new '50 things' activity cards from reception and test them out as you explore the garden.
Croome

Embroiderers’ Guild Exhibition

Wed 16 Oct 2019
11:00-16:00
The guild will produce aspects of Croome’s landscape through textile art work.
Visitors pick up fallen apples in the orchard at Killerton, Devon

What's on 

There are hundreds of events happening across the South West, including outdoor theatre, bee trails and book festivals.

Visitors at Dyrham Park in the autumn

Autumn walks in the Cotswolds 

The changing colours that arrive with autumn make this the ideal time of year to get out and explore on foot.

Apples, orchards and forts

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.