Ideas for a rainy day out in the South West

Stuck for something to do on a rainy day, or looking for houses to explore for a dose of history? Here are the buildings we've reopened across the South West. As more places reopen, we'll add the details. We're looking forward to welcoming you back.

Please book ahead before visiting

We’re reopening the places you love in the South West, safely and in line with government guidance. We recommend you book in advance, especially at busy times such as weekends.

V​isits to the houses are limited to ensure social distancing and entry to is not guaranteed on the day you visit. In line with government guidance, you're required to wear a face covering inside. Please bring one with you.



The Saloon at Kingston Lacy, Dorset

Kingston Lacy 

Step inside the home of one of the most powerful families of Dorset and discover the history of Kingston Lacy and the Bankes family. From fighting the forces of Oliver Cromwell, to gathering one of the world’s largest collections of ancient Egyptian artefacts, the Bankes have a colourful past. The magnificent State and Ground Floors in the house are open daily, 11am-4pm (last entry 3.30pm). These rooms offer lavish interiors and display some of the most renowned artworks in the Bankes collection.

Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds



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