Wiltshire

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.

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?

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

Avebury

Stonehenge and Avebury walking challenge

Mon 18 Feb 2019
01:00-23:59
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.
Avebury

Wiltshire Landscape walking challenge

Mon 18 Feb 2019
01:00-23:59
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.
Stourhead

Winter warmer weekends in the house

Mon 18 Feb 2019
11:00-15:00
Come and warm up by the log fire in the Entrance Hall - there'll be board games for you to play, and our volunteers will be on hand to share Stourhead's history with you.
Avebury

February half-term fun

Mon 18 Feb 2019
11:00-16:00
At Avebury Manor children 'can touch' the displays, lie on the beds or dress up in the costumes. They can also discover what they might have needed to live in prehistoric Avebury.
Stourhead

Behind Closed Doors tours

Mon 18 Feb 2019
11:00-15:00
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

Mon 18 Feb 2019
11:00-16:00
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?

Somerset

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

Dorset

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

Gloucestershire

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