Somerset

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

Tyntesfield

TYNTEtots: Rapunzel

Wed 23 Jan 2019
10:00-11:45
Storytelling, crafts and games for 2-5 year olds and their families inspired by the classic story of Rapunzel.
Tyntesfield

TYNTEtots 2019

Wed 23 Jan 2019
10:00-11:45
Storytelling, crafts and games for 2-5 year olds and their families inspired by classic stories including Thumbelina, The Little Red Hen, The Owl and the Pussycat and Peter Rabbit.
Tyntesfield

Weekly winter photography challenges at Tyntesfield

Wed 23 Jan 2019
10:00-16:30
Stretch your photography skills and see how many of our weekly photography challenges you can complete in January and February.
Dunster Castle

A trail of tales - family trail

Wed 23 Jan 2019
10:00-16:00
Step back in time to meet the inhabitants of Dunster Castle and discover their stories on this family trail.
Tyntesfield

'Play hard' storytelling tours

Wed 23 Jan 2019
11:00-11:45
On weekdays in January, access to the house at Tyntesfield is on a 'Play hard' storytelling tour only. Find out more about the Gibbs family and how they made Tyntesfield their home. Tickets are also available on the day.
Montacute House

'Elizabeth of Bohemia: the Winter Queen'

Wed 23 Jan 2019
11:00-14:30
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.

Volunteering at Dyrham Park

Volunteering in the South West 

Volunteers are a vital part of everything the National Trust does. If you've ever fancied getting stuck in, being part of a team, learning something new or just helping out, now's a great time. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

Reading and drawing