Top Christmas days out in the South West in 2018

Christmas is has been in places across the South West. View the top Christmas days out in 2018. From enchanted houses, to fairytale stories and handmade garlands, did you make one of these places part of your Christmas traditions?

Children looking at the decorations and Christmas wishes on a tree at an event

Lacock Abbey at Christmas 

From a community Christmas tree festival to following Lacock's Christmas list family trail, carol singing and seeing the Great Hall decorated for Christmas, find out what's happening at Lacock this Christmas.

Victorian dancing at Tyntesfield


If you head to Tyntesfield you'll leave the 21st century behind as you step into a Victorian Christmas.

Father Christmas and a young girl


The house sparkles with decorations while Father Christmas delights families with stories and presents.

Christmas decorations


A visit to Avebury Manor means seeing it decorated for the festive season, be tempted by the Christmas aromas at the café, delve into the National Trust shop and begin your Christmas shopping.

Christmas at St Peters Church Dyrham Park

Dyrham Park  

Step into a 17th-century Christmas at Dyrham Park this December, a time where greenery displays, carol singing and pantomime signified a festive Christmas.

Garden lights at Kingston Lacy

Kingston Lacy 

From 30 November discover a house adorned with decorations inspired by the women of the Bankes family. Brighten up dark winter nights with a stroll around the enchanted illuminated gardens and add a little magic with a visit to see Santa in the laundry.

Christmas illuminations at Corfe Castle

Corfe Castle  

There's magic in the air at Corfe Castle, a warm fire in the grate and the chance to experience everything that makes this time of year so special with some new twists on familiar traditions.

Christmas outdoor trail at Killerton

Christmas at Killerton 

This Christmas step through the doors at Killerton and enter into the world of the Snow Queen.

Christmas illuminations at Dunster Castle, Somerset

Dunster Castle  

See the castle's ground floor rooms decorated for Christmas, once the sun goes down the illuminated winter walk is the perfect way to see the gardens in a whole new light. Follow the path down to the illuminated watermill.

The exterior of Coleton Fishacre house lit for Christmas

Coleton aglow 

Discover Coleton Fishacre in a new light; streams, beautiful trees and exotic features of the garden are lit for Christmas.

The house decorated for Christmas at Saltram, Devon


Brighten up dark winter nights with a stroll around the enchanted illuminated gardens and see the house magically decorated throughout with inspiration taken from some well-known fairy tales.

The reception sign at Cotehele designed by Dominique Coiffait


The annual Christmas garland, built from flowers grown in Cotehele garden is always a big event and this year, the centenary of the end of the First World War, will be marked with an extra-special display.

A Christmas tree and roaring fire at Lanhydrock, Cornwall


Discover the origins of Christmas traditions which began in the Victorian times. Outside, you can wander the decorated garden; back inside the house it is warm, festive and atmospheric.

Trelissick lit dark night Christmas


Adorned with Christmas decorations, stunning flowers and twinkling lights the house will be alive with festive cheer.