Somerset

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

Places to visit

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Poster for Illyria's performance of The Emperor's New Clothes

Family outdoor theatre

Tyntesfield and Illyria invite you to join us on the Croquet Lawn for their cheekiest show ever; The Emperor's New Clothes, on Saturday 19 August.

Summer gardens

The great outdoors

Just over the border
Children playing by the bridge at Stourhead, Wiltshire

Summer at Stourhead 

Palladian house and world-famous landscape garden makes for an ideal spring day out. A landscape filled with colour and rooted in history.

Our work in the South West

Visitors running at a National Trust site

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

Upcoming events

Tyntesfield

Antony Gibbs family trail

Sat 19 Aug 2017
10:00-16:00
Discover what Tyntesfield's great Victorian, Antony Gibbs, did to change and modernise the estate.
Dunster Castle

Summer sale

Sat 19 Aug 2017
10:00-17:00
Pick up a bargain in our summer sale
Dunster Castle

A trail of tales - family trail

Sat 19 Aug 2017
10:00-15:00
Step back in time to meet the inhabitants of Dunster Castle and discover their stories on this family trail.
Montacute House

'Copying Holbein'

Sat 19 Aug 2017
11:00-15:30
This exhibition explores a selection of works after Hans Holbein the Younger and assesses Holbein's legacy in Britain, incorporating the results of National Portrait Gallery's 'Making Art in Britain' project.
Coleridge Cottage

I Spy

Sat 19 Aug 2017
11:00-17:00
A mysterious culprit has been taking things from Coleridge Cottage. Can you work out what has gone missing and put your spy skills to the test?
Tyntesfield

House Tickets: August 2017

Sat 19 Aug 2017
11:00-12:00
In 2017 the house at Tyntesfield will be open in some way, every day (except Christmas day).
Children playing in the Bide Brook and a dog walker in the village Lacock in Wiltshire

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