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

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Springtime in Wiltshire

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More from the South West

A family under the magnolia at Lanhydrock

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Upcoming events


Stonehenge and Avebury walking challenge

Mon 24 Apr 2017
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.
Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village

Spring flowers at Lacock Abbey

Mon 24 Apr 2017
Lacock's wooded grounds are full of wonderful flowers over the spring months, ideal for a gentle stroll.
Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village

Lacock, camera, artists family trail

Mon 24 Apr 2017
In its 800 years of history, Lacock has welcomed photographers, artists, film-makers and now, you! Follow the lead of those before and capture your Lacock moments on this fun family trail.
Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village

'Plants in a different light' by Jan Ramscar

Mon 24 Apr 2017
An exhibition of botanical photograms by scientist and artist, Jan Ramscar, at the Fox Talbot Museum at Lacock Abbey.

Away from Avebury: pop-up exhibition

Mon 24 Apr 2017
The exhibition 'Away from Avebury' will return to the Servants' Hall at Avebury Manor. Delve into the adventures of some of Avebury's past owners as you discover where they journeyed to.
The Courts Garden

Tulips at the Courts Garden

Mon 24 Apr 2017
Enjoy the vivid colours of our tulip collection, from the pure white of 'White Triumphator' to the deep, velvety purple-black of 'Black Hero'.
Mother and daughter looking at plants

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

For group visits


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.