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

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Daffodils bursting through frosty ground at Stourhead in Wiltshire

Spring at Stourhead 

Spring is the perfect time to explore Stourhead. The world-famous landscape garden has at its centrepiece a magnificent lake reflecting classical temples and rare and exotic trees, and offers a day of fresh air and discovery.

Inspired by World Book Day

Volunteers beach cleaning on The Lizard

Great British Spring Clean 

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

Visitors in the distance walking through a camellia archway at Greenway

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Stonehenge and Avebury walking challenge

Sat 17 Mar 2018
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

Sat 17 Mar 2018
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 eleven walks at our landscape sites.

Breaking ground: Avebury's female archaeologists

Sat 17 Mar 2018
To mark the 100 year anniversary of women first gaining the right to vote in Britain, this year at Avebury we'll be bringing to light the contributions made by female archaeologists working here in the 20th century.
Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village

'Tribe' a photography exhibition

Sat 17 Mar 2018
Tribe is a collaborative exhibition of photography by mid-career professional artists. Their work is a narrative, addressing issues of family, history, love and loss. The artists are a group of women from all over the US.

Genius of the place: foundations

Sat 17 Mar 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...
Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village

Spring flowers and family trail at Lacock Abbey

Sat 17 Mar 2018
Lacock's wooded grounds are full of wonderful flowers over the spring months, ideal for a gentle stroll. All spring there are lots of things to spot in the grounds, see how many you can spot on our fun family trail.
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Places in the South West host everything from guided house tours and ranger days to walks and runs.


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