Bluebells in the South West

A walk through the countryside we look after in Wiltshire, Somerset, Gloucestershire, Devon, Cornwall and Dorset is rewarded with carpets of bluebells at this time of year.

Bluebells in Great North Wood

Buckland Abbey, Devon 

A visit to Buckland follows over 700 years of footsteps; from the Cistercians who built the Abbey and farmed the estate, to seafarers Grenville and Drake who changed the shape of the house and the fate of the country. In spring you'll find a sea of bluebells blooming in the Great North Wood.

Bluebell woods at Godolphin

Godolphin, Cornwall

Godolphin is rich in archaeology and wildlife. The sixteenth-century garden is one of the most important historic gardens in Europe. The tranquil and mysterious woodland, where the years of mining have left an unnatural undulating landscape, is carpeted in bluebells throughout April and May.

Bluebells at Killerton, Devon

Killerton, Devon

During the 19th century, Sir Thomas Acland planted many conifers to provide timber for the Killerton Estate. The resulting 300-hectare Ashclyst Forest is now one of the largest in East Devon, providing a haven for butterflies, birds and wild flowers such as purple orchids, wood anemones and bluebells.

Bluebells on the Lime avenue at Kingston Lacy

Kingston Lacy, Dorset

From Iron Age forts to colourful heathland, water meadows and even a Roman road, there’s loads to see on the 8,500 acres of estate at Kingston Lacy. In spring, the two-and-a-half-mile woodland walk on the estate is a great place to see the annual display of bluebells.

Lanhydrock bluebells

Lanhydrock, Cornwall

Lanhydrock is the perfect country house and estate, with the feel of a family home. The estate is well worth exploring, with ancient woodlands and tranquil riverside paths. You can take the bikes out on the off-road cycle trails, with special routes for families and novice riders. This fascinating country estate has gorgeous gardens, including a brilliant collection of spring-flowering magnolias and woodland areas blooming with waves of daffodils and bluebells.

Bluebells in the woods at Stourhead

Stourhead, Wiltshire

Stourhead is a 2,650 acre estate, whose picturesque landscape garden has been described as ‘a living work of art’. Plenty of wildlife roam the ancient woods nearby, where glorious bluebells steal the show come spring.