Somerset

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

Places to visit

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Where to find Father Christmas

Christmas treats

A Very Victorian Christmas at Tyntesfield

A very Victorian Christmas

From 25 November, we're turning the clock back over a hundred years for a very Victorian Christmas at Tyntesfield...

A dog out for a winter stroll

Winter walks in and around Somerset 

We have put together some of our favourite winter walks - there are plenty to enjoy in and around Somerset.

Festive interior design trends seen through the collection

Meeting Father Christmas

Find an event 

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

Upcoming events

Dunster Castle

Behind the Scenes Tours

Sat 25 Nov 2017
10:00-16:00
Take a peek behind closed doors and see how we care for the castle during the winter months.
Montacute House

Levels' Best Craft & Farmers' Markets

Sat 25 Nov 2017
10:00-14:00
All your local food and crafts at one quality market.
Tyntesfield

Great Dickensian trail

Sat 25 Nov 2017
10:00-15:00
Complete the Great Dickensian trail around the estate to uncover the tale of 'A Christmas Carol' written by Charles Dickens, one of the greatest novelists of the Victorian era.
Dunster Castle

A trail of tales - family trail

Sat 25 Nov 2017
10:00-15:00
Step back in time to meet the inhabitants of Dunster Castle and discover their stories on this family trail.
Tyntesfield

The estate horse and cart makes some deliveries

Sat 25 Nov 2017
11:00-15:00
It's not only the maids and butlers in the house working all hours of the day, the estate workers are grafting hard as well to make Christmas an extra time for the Gibbs family.
Stourhead

The Christmas House

Sat 25 Nov 2017
11:00-15:30
Discover traditions old and new and be inspired with ideas for your own home as you wander through rooms transformed by decorations, flowers, lights and trees.
Knightshayes in the winter sunset from South terrace

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