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

Places to visit

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The countryside around Wellington Monument

Take part in the Monumental Trek for Wellington Monument 

Join a challenging 10k or 21k walk across the Quantocks and Blackdown Hills on Sat 11 May, enjoying the incredible views and scenery, whilst raising vital funds in support of the monument.

House volunteer greeting visitors

Volunteering in and around Somerset  

Be inspired by the wealth of volunteering opportunities in and around Somerset. Join an amazing team and make friends whilst supporting a great cause.

Girl running through a field in winter hat

Find an event 

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

Upcoming events

Prior Park Landscape Garden

Half-term trail: green hearts

Wed 20 Feb 2019
This half-term we are showing the love for nature. Explore the garden in search of natural hearts, for great views and hidden surprises.

Work hard family trail

Wed 20 Feb 2019
Try your hand at some Victorian servants' jobs at Tyntesfield this February half term.

Weekly winter photography challenges at Tyntesfield

Wed 20 Feb 2019
Stretch your photography skills and see how many of our weekly photography challenges you can complete in January and February.
Dunster Castle

Dunster Castle: Under the Sheets

Wed 20 Feb 2019
The dust cloths will be out, the scaffolding up and the collection seen as never before.
Montacute House

Play in the Old Stables

Wed 20 Feb 2019
We have lots to keep the young and not so young engaged through February weekends and the half term including: quoits, boules, hobby horses, design and colour a coat of arms and more. Oh, and loads of space to run around and let off steam....
Montacute House

'Elizabeth of Bohemia: the Winter Queen'

Wed 20 Feb 2019
The National Portrait Gallery's special exhibition will be 'Elizabeth of Bohemia : the Winter Queen' and will feature contemporary portraits of this fascinating woman and those connected to her.
Visitor walking their dog on a frosty morning in the north woodland, Trelissick, Cornwall

Find a place to visit 

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

National Trust flower count daffodils

The annual Valentine's Day Flower Count results are in 

Garden teams have been busy counting flowers in gardens across the South West all in time for Valentine’s Day. The results are in, showing that spring is just around the corner, but there’s some confusion in the flower world; has the cold snap passed?

Reading and drawing