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

Places to visit

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Spring gardens in and around Somerset

Visitors at Dunster Castle, Somerset.

Somerset spring walks 

From castles, to moorland, to cities, to coast, there are so many walks to enjoy in and around Somerset.

Ranger doing a beach clean at Woolacombe

Keeping our coastline clean 

Beach cleans are big part of our work to maintain the coast, and we're always looking for help.

Upcoming events


NGS open day

Sun 22 Apr 2018
We make a donation from all tickets you buy today to support the deserving charities the NGS raises funds for.
Prior Park Landscape Garden

Wild garlic fortnight

Sun 22 Apr 2018
Wild garlic carpets the garden in spring, with a sprinkling of tiny flowers, and a delicate scent.
Leigh Woods

Veteran tree walk

Sun 22 Apr 2018
A walk with our ranger Tor Stanfield, around Leigh Woods National Nature Reserve, discovering our wonderful veteran trees, what makes them so special and how we look after them.
Dunster Castle

A trail of tales - family trail

Sun 22 Apr 2018
Step back in time to meet the inhabitants of Dunster Castle and discover their stories on this family trail.

Genius of the place: foundations

Sun 22 Apr 2018
A visit to the house brings to life the Hoare family's 'golden path' to success and its influence on Stourhead. The showrooms and basement interactive area illuminate key parts of their story including: the role of the family bank, building a...

House site pass: April 2018

Sun 22 Apr 2018
Things are different at Tyntesfield this year as we work on a major conservation project in the house, and give you the chance to see behind the scenes.
Children on low ropes

Find an event 

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

Springtime in the gardens of Lanhydrock, Cornwall

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

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