Somerset

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

Places to visit

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Winter at Montacute
Barrington Court frosty garden

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

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

Tyntesfield

Sherlock's Super Sleuth Mystery Trail

Thu 19 Jan 2017
10:00-15:30
A mystery on the Tyntesfield estate, elementary my dear Watson... follow in the footsteps of our great Victorian detective and his trusty associate to solve the mysteries around the estate. £3 per trail, per person; includes prize.
Tyntesfield

House Tickets: January 2017

Thu 19 Jan 2017
11:00-12:00
In 2017 the house at Tyntesfield will be open in some way, everyday (except Christmas day).
Stourhead

Behind Closed Doors tours

Thu 19 Jan 2017
11:00-15:00
Winter Tours of Stourhead House
Stourhead

Winter Warmer weekends and half-term

Sat 21 Jan 2017
11:00-15:00
Please join us in the Entrance Hall of the house to enjoy a warming log fire, traditional board games and dressing up. Get to know the Hoare family through their portraits and take a look at the Inner Hall which is usually closed to visitors.
Stourhead

Gothic Cottage winter retreat

Sat 21 Jan 2017
11:00-15:00
Relax with a hot drink and log fire in the cosy lakeside cottage.
Stourhead

Volunteering taster day

Sat 21 Jan 2017
11:00-13:00
Try something new, make friends, work in an amazing place and help a great cause - just four reasons to volunteer at Stourhead. Whatever your availability, interests and skills we'd love to meet you. Join us at 11am to discuss the opportunities.
Winter walk at Trelissick

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