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

Places to visit

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Lambs on the Sherborne Park Estate

Cotswolds spring walks 

If you're looking for top walking trails in the Cotswolds, look no further.

Snowshill Manor Well Court in spring

Spring gardens in the Cotswolds 

At this time of year gardens in the Cotswolds are being transformed by spring colour. There's blooms waiting to be discovered, here's some of the best places to find flowering gardens near you.

A family enjoying the garden at Snowshill in spring

Family fun this Easter holiday in the Cotswolds 

There's lots going on in our places in the Cotswolds this Easter, with plenty for families including the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunts.

Volunteers take part in a beach clean at Studland Bay

Beach cleans across the South West 

We look after miles of coastline and beaches across the South West, and rely on volunteers to help us clear the tons of litter that appears on the coast. Take a look and see if there's a beach clean near you for this weekend and beyond.

Reading and drawing

Upcoming events

Charlecote Park

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Fri 19 Apr 2019
Join us again this year for a Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Unearthing Hidcote: Arts and Crafts

Fri 19 Apr 2019
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.

Cadbury Easter Hunt - Spring into Action - Family Trail

Fri 19 Apr 2019
Spring into action and discover nature’s wonder along our Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt and win a chocolate prize for your efforts.

Easter at Hidcote

Fri 19 Apr 2019
This Easter we are going chocolate free at Hidcote. Spend Easter taking part in an extra special nature inspired trail around the garden with activities to get involved in.
Dyrham Park

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Fri 19 Apr 2019
What does it mean if you spot six magpies? Were blackbirds really baked in a pie? Find out about some of the myths and legends from nature in the seventeenth century in a Easter trail with a chance to collect a chocolate egg.
Westbury Court Garden

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Fri 19 Apr 2019
A fun event for children and parents. Hunt around the garden now bursting with spring flowers, find the clues to solve the quiz.
Spring bulbs flowering at Tyntesfield

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Groups of people outside the front of the house for a popular event at Arlington Court

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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.