Gloucestershire

Cotswold landscapes, famed gardens and grand homes dating back to the Romans. Plan your day out in Gloucestershire and find lots of options and things to do in the area.

Places to visit

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Christmas at St Peters Church Dyrham Park

Christmas in Gloucestershire 

Looking for something to do to get you in the Christmas spirit? Here's a selection of what's going on in Gloucestershire.

Visitors at the front entrance which has been decorated for Christmas at Saltram, Devon

Find a place to visit 

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

Child at Dunster Castle, Somerset

Top Christmas days out in the South West 

Take a look at the top places to visit and festive experiences, from enchanted houses, to fairytale stories and handmade garlands.

Upcoming events

Hidcote

Unearthing Hidcote: Arts and Crafts

Wed 11 Dec 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. Subject to our winter weekend opening times.
Dyrham Park

An escape from Christmas present

Wed 11 Dec 2019
10:00-16:00
Fancy a break from the hustle and bustle of the modern Christmas experience? Step back in time with us to encounter some 17th century winter traditions.
Hidcote

Rachel Dein: Hidcote through the seasons

Wed 11 Dec 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. Subject to our winter weekend opening times.
Dyrham Park

Frosty views and morning dews: a deer park tour

Wed 11 Dec 2019
11:00-12:15
Blow out the cobwebs with a guided winter walk and find out what the herd are up to at this time of year. Fresh and bracing, this walk is a must for anyone who needs re-invigorating during the winter months.
Dyrham Park

Structure and form: winter garden tour

Wed 11 Dec 2019
12:00-13:00
Winter time in a seventeenth century inspired garden is one of the best seasons to drink in the structural planting, clipped formal topiary and evergreens such as variegated holly, yew, bay and cedar.
Dyrham Park

Hidden water walk

Thu 12 Dec 2019
13:00-14:15
Join a guide for a special tour from the natural springs to hidden water chambers in the hillside to the mysterious underground well and stone structure by the lake to track the 'curious water works' of Dyrham Park.
Godo Christmas wreath

What's on 

There are hundreds of events happening across the South West, including markets, sleigh rides and carol singing.

Christmas crafts, archaeology and wildlife

A view from Crickley Hill scarp

Winter walks in Gloucestershire 

The woodlands, valleys and open spaces of the Cotswolds and Gloucestershire countryside offer a lot for walkers at this time of year.

Nearby
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.

Bath & Bristol

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

Wiltshire

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

Cotswolds

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