World-famous gardens, villages and ancient landscapes, and some lesser-known gems

Places to visit

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A young family looking out across a lake at Stourhead, in the winter

The winter garden at Stourhead

Experience the garden in a new light and wonderful tranquillity this winter.

Winter walking in Wiltshire

Trust10 runners at Tyntesfield

Health and well-being 

If you're looking to kick off the new year by giving your mind and body some TLC, we've got everything from walking trails to organised runs and even Nordic walking to help get 2019 off to a great start.

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.

Photographs from 'First Women UK' exhibition

‘First Women UK’, a photographic exhibition by Anita Corbin

‘First Women UK’ is on display at the Fox Talbot Museum from Saturday 15 September to Sunday 3 February.

A couple and their dog

Wiltshire Landscape walking challenge 

Can you take on the Wiltshire Landscape walking challenge? These varied walks will give you the chance to explore all the twelve sites managed by the National Trust Wiltshire Landscape team, taking you all over the county, to special places rich in archaeology and wildlife.

Reading and drawing

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.

Find an event 

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

Upcoming events


Stonehenge and Avebury walking challenge

Tue 22 Jan 2019
An opportunity to walk in the footsteps of our ancestors in this iconic landscape, rich in archaeology, wildlife and plants. You can enjoy these wide open spaces by challenging yourself to complete all eight walks - once done you'll have walked 50km.

Wiltshire Landscape walking challenge

Tue 22 Jan 2019
This is an opportunity to discover more of Wiltshire's iconic landscape, rich in archaeology, wildlife and plants. You can enjoy beautiful open spaces and challenge yourself to complete all twelve walks at our landscape sites.

Behind Closed Doors tours

Tue 22 Jan 2019
A chance to see behind the normally closed doors of the house. Tours may cover four floors with many stairs, and will give you an insight into what goes on behind the scenes.
Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village

The Explorer's Guide to Lacock

Tue 22 Jan 2019
The Lacock Abbey grounds are perfect for exploring all year round, with streams, gargoyles and botanic gardens all waiting to be found. What will you discover?
Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village

'First Women UK', a photography exhibition by Anita Corbin

Tue 22 Jan 2019
Last chance to see this powerful exhibition before the museum closes for refurbishment from 4 February until 23 March 2019.
Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village

Spring flowers at Lacock Abbey

Tue 22 Jan 2019
With the appearance of snowdrops, crocuses and the sounds of birds shrilling through the crisp air, escape for a winter walk around the grounds at Lacock.


From Tudor houses and hidden gardens to tors, gorges and natural piers, see what Somerset has to offer.


Home to everything from an island, ancient coasts and hidden gems to a castle and Italian palace.


Cotswold landscapes, famed gardens and grand homes dating back to the Romans, discover what Gloucestershire has to offer.