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

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Children dressed as Romans at Chedworth Roman Villa

Family days out in Gloucestershire 

Whether it is summer gardens full of flowers, cool houses packed with history or a roman villa, Gloucestershire has lots to offer just now.

Kingston Lacy in Wimborne, Dorset

Find a place to visit 

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

The Drake portrait

Sir Francis Drake comes home to Buckland Abbey 

This year the portrait of Sir Francis Drake, which belongs to the National Portrait Gallery, is at Buckland Abbey, offering a rare opportunity to see this wonderful Elizabethan portrait exhibited in his former Devon home.

Upcoming events


Unearthing Hidcote: Arts and Crafts

Mon 24 Jun 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.

Rose month

Mon 24 Jun 2019
Join us across the month of June as we celebrate the nations favourite flower and a Hidcote favourite.
Dyrham Park

Accessible parkland tours

Mon 24 Jun 2019
Our ranger guide will take you to parts of the parkland which are more difficult to access in the Polaris vehicle.
Chedworth Roman Villa

Chedworth's Romans: Gaia

Mon 24 Jun 2019
Have you ever wanted to know more about the ins and outs of day to day Roman life?
Newark Park

Gordano Textiles Exhibition

Mon 24 Jun 2019
Gordano textiles group brings you our first exhibition of the year with pieces inspired by Newark Park's collection.
Newark Park

Butterflies, bees and blooms

Mon 24 Jun 2019
Celebrate early summer in the gardens and countryside at Newark Park.
Solsbury Hill

What's on 

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

Behind the scenes from experts

Ebworth Woods, Gloucestershire

Summer walks in Gloucestershire 

This is a great time of year to explore the parks, commons and woodlands of Gloucestershire.


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.