Cotswold landscapes, famed gardens and grand homes dating back to the Romans

Places to visit

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Snowshill Manor in Autumn

Autumn in Gloucestershire 

Changing colour across Gloucestershire brings a new look to countryside.

Boy holding a trail sheet at Snowshill Manor in the Cotswolds

October half term in Gloucestershire 

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.

All about apples

Upcoming events

Chedworth Roman Villa

October half term at the villa

Sat 20 Oct 2018
We're going batty at the villa this October half term and there's plenty to keep everyone entertained.
Dyrham Park

Halloween trail- The revolting reality of the seventeenth cenuty

Sat 20 Oct 2018
Wander through our parkland to discover the revolting reality of the seventeenth century, £1 per trail.
Lodge Park and Sherborne Estate

Autumn Scavenger Hunt

Sat 20 Oct 2018
Discover the great outdoors around Lodge Park with this fun scavenger hunt for the whole family!
Snowshill Manor and Garden

October: a celebration of autumn

Sat 20 Oct 2018
During October there will be something new to discover each day as we celebrate autumn at Snowshill.
Snowshill Manor and Garden

Halloween Trail

Sat 20 Oct 2018
There’s some mysterious happenings occurring this half term...
Lodge Park and Sherborne Estate

Halloween trail

Sat 20 Oct 2018
Search the spooky landscape around Lodge Park for creepy Halloween creatures
Child apple picking in the orchard

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Places in the South West host everything from guided house tours and ranger days to walks and runs.

Family in the house at Stourhead in Wilthsire

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Bath & Bristol

Magnificent houses, peaceful gardens, wooded trails and little-known treasures. See what the area around Bath and Bristol has to offer.


World-famous gardens, villages and ancient landscapes, and some lesser-known gems can all be found in Wiltshire


Historic gardens, houses and ancient sites amongst a patchwork of commons, woods and valleys. See what the Cotswolds have to offer.