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

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Winter at Montacute
Barrington Court garden gate winter

The winter garden

A resolution stated, a promise made and the year begins again. The winter garden is a work of art, a tapestry stitched with faded threads of colour, an eternal chameleon, changing, developing, living and growing.

Volunteer dusting a cabinet at Tyntesfield, North Somerset

Volunteering in Somerset 

If you are looking for something new this New Year, we might have just the opportunity at a place near you. Here's some ideas if you'd like to volunteer with the National Trust.

Just over the border
A frosty morning in the garden at Stourhead


Palladian house and world-famous landscape garden

The great outdoors

Snowdrops at Prior Park

Find an event 

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

Upcoming events


Feel Good Friday: Tyntesfield run (2017)

Fri 24 Feb 2017
Blow the cobwebs away with a morning run round the Tyntesfield estate, enjoying spectacular scenery along the way.
Dunster Castle

A trail of tales - family trail

Fri 24 Feb 2017
Step back in time to meet the inhabitants of Dunster Castle and discover their stories on this family trail.

House Tickets: February 2017

Fri 24 Feb 2017
In 2017 the house at Tyntesfield will be open in some way, everyday (except Christmas day).

Gothic Cottage winter retreat

Sat 25 Feb 2017
Relax with a hot drink and log fire in the cosy lakeside cottage.
Coleridge Cottage

Volunteer Open Day

Sat 25 Feb 2017
Whether it's making new friends, learning new skills, or helping look after a fantastic place, there are many reasons to volunteer. Hear from volunteers at Coleridge Cottage and meet the staff at one of our drop-in open days

Trust 10

Sun 26 Feb 2017
Run 10k for free with at Tyntesfield Please note: Tyntesfield has a pay & display car park. £3 per vehicle. Charge applies to all non-member runners. National Trust members with in date car sticker park free.
Winter walk at Trelissick

Find a place to visit 

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