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

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The great outdoors

Half-term fun in Wiltshire

More from the South West

Children playing in the Bide Brook and a dog walker in the village Lacock in Wiltshire

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Upcoming events


Stonehenge and Avebury walking challenge

Tue 23 May 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

Tue 23 May 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

Tue 23 May 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

Tue 23 May 2017
An exhibition of botanical photograms by scientist and artist, Jan Ramscar, at the Fox Talbot Museum at Lacock Abbey.

Spring garden tours

Tue 23 May 2017
Your guide will share Stourhead's history and the stories of the family who created this extraordinary place. With special springtime highlights as the world-famous landscape garden comes to life with colours and scents.
Mompesson House

Family exploration trail

Tue 23 May 2017
Have fun exploring Mompesson House and finding the hidden objects.
Visitors running at a National Trust site

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

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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.