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Children playing conkers in autumn at Stourhead

A family autumn at Stourhead 

Whatever the weather, there's lots of fun to be had at a day out at Stourhead this autumn.

The interior of the double bedroom in the holiday cottage '2 High Street' in Lacock, Wiltshire

Stay a while

Why not stay a little longer and spend some nights in picturesque Lacock? It's a perfect base for exploring Lacock Abbey, Wiltshire and the Cotswolds, as well as world heritage sites such as Bath, Avebury and Stonehenge.

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Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village

In the nuns' footsteps - a family trail

Fri 30 Sep 2016
Follow in the footsteps of Lacock's Medieval nuns and find out more about their intriguing way of life on this self-led family trail.
Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village

Drawn to the Land

Fri 30 Sep 2016
A series of photographs of female farmers in Scotland by award winning documentary photographer, Sophie Gerrard, on display in the Fox Talbot Museum at Lacock Abbey.
Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village

Capability Brown - stitched through the lens

Fri 30 Sep 2016
Beautiful embroideries inspired by the landscape design of Capability Brown will be on display in the Stables tea room in the quintessential English village of Lacock.
Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village

The Hollow Crown costumes at Lacock Abbey

Fri 30 Sep 2016
An exhibition of costumes from the hit BBC Two series, 'The Hollow Crown: The War of the Roses', including those worn by stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Keeley Hawes and Sophie Okonedo.

Guided estate walk

Fri 30 Sep 2016
Don't miss this guided tour of the woodland, it's the last of the year. Explore the varied countryside of the wider Stourhead Estate - valleys, woods, meadows and an Iron Age camp.

Pop-up exhibition: Away from Avebury

Fri 30 Sep 2016
Visit the pop-up exhibition at Avebury Manor.


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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.