Somerset

From Tudor houses and hidden gardens to tors, gorges and natural piers

Places to visit

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Celebrate the season

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.

Children in Autumn leaves at Tyntesfield

Half-term days out in and around Somerset  

Fun for all the family this October half term in and around Somerset

Upcoming events

Webber's Post

See the deer rut - guided walk

Sat 20 Oct 2018
06:00-10:30
Join our Deer Ranger and keep an eye out for some dramatic displays with a spot of wildlife spying in the low light dusk or dawn. Hear the stags bellowing as they challenge one another to be the alpha male of the Holnicote Estate.
Tyntesfield

Golden tree walks

Sat 20 Oct 2018
10:00-16:30
A self-led walk through the changing colours of Tyntesfield's trees this autumn.
Dunster Castle

Halloween trail: The Dunster Castle School of Magic

Sat 20 Oct 2018
10:00-16:00
Follow the trail and solve the clues to gain admittance to the Dunster Castle School of Magic.
Tyntesfield

Autumn explorers

Sat 20 Oct 2018
10:00-16:00
Dive into autumn at Tyntesfield by having a go at our seasonal activities.
Tyntesfield

Decorate an autumn willow crown

Sat 20 Oct 2018
10:00-16:00
Decorate a colorful autumn willow crown at Tyntesfield.
Dunster Castle

A trail of tales - family trail

Sat 20 Oct 2018
10:00-16:00
Step back in time to meet the inhabitants of Dunster Castle and discover their stories on this family trail.
Family in the house at Stourhead in Wilthsire

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Discover somewhere to visit using our search. In the South West you're never far from somewhere to explore.

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.

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