Gloucestershire

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

Places to visit

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The Red Borders in September at Hidcote, Gloucestershire

Hidcote 

Experience the richness and diversity of plants from around the world at Hidcote. As the days shorten and colours start to turn the acers take on an autumn hue. The Red Borders and the Wilderness are particularly spectacular at this time of year.

A walker by the gate in the woodlands at Newark Park

Walking with wildlife in the Cotswolds 

if you want to explore nature and see wonderful views then you could try one of our favourite Cotswold walks?

In the South West

Upcoming events

Chedworth Roman Villa

Art and sculpture exhibition

Wed 20 Sep 2017
10:00-17:00
Enjoy a special display of art throughout the grounds of the Roman villa.
Dyrham Park

Discover the Deer Park

Wed 20 Sep 2017
11:15-12:30
Join a ranger guide for a tour of the ancient deer park and see the 200 fallow deer in their natural surroundings, view the battle site of the battle of Dyrham which changed the English language, and admire the fantastic views across to Wales.
Dyrham Park

Mr Blathwayt builds a garden: A historical garden walk

Wed 20 Sep 2017
14:30-15:30
Join a garden guide for a free tour about how William Blathwayt built his beautiful gardens here at Dyrham Park.
Chedworth Roman Villa

Specialist talk: mosaics

Wed 20 Sep 2017
15:00-16:30
Unlock the secrets of our fascinating mosaics. Talk times vary, please check before travelling.
Dyrham Park

Bat walks at Dyrham Park

Wed 20 Sep 2017
19:30-21:00
Join us for a night walk at Dyrham Park, as we explore the garden and park in search of bats. Please bring a torch.
Dyrham Park

Star parties

Wed 20 Sep 2017
20:30-22:30
Come star gazing with the Bristol Astronomical Society. Make use of the Society's large telescopes to bring the night sky to life!
A family walk amongst autumn leaves

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parkrun at Killerton in autumn and winter

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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.