Top Christmas days out in the South West in 2019

Take a look at the top places to visit and festive experiences, from enchanted houses, to fairytale stories and handmade garlands. Why not make visiting one of these places part of your Christmas traditions?

Robin in a holly bush at Lacock Abbey, Wiltshire

Lacock Abbey  

From a community Christmas tree festival to following the Christmas list family trail and seeing the Great Hall adorned with decorations, find out what's happening at Lacock this Christmas.

The decked hall at Christmas at Tyntesfield


Once again we're turning the clock back over a hundred years for a very Victorian Christmas at Tyntesfield. New for 2019, we'll be opening late, giving you extra hours of festive magic.

A view across the lake towards the Pantheon illuminated by lights


For the very first time at Stourhead the tree-tops will glisten and the gardens will shimmer and sparkle at an after-dark illuminated event. It’s definitely the most wonderful time of the year to wander beneath unique tree canopies drenched in seasonal colour and dripping with shards of light, frosty snowflakes, stars and baubles.

Decorating a wishing tree in Nut Walk, Dyrham Park

Dyrham Park  

Take some time away from the more familiar Christmas traditions this season with a step into the 17th century at Dyrham Park.

The house at Kingston Lacy is transformed by winter illuminations throughout December

Kingston Lacy 

Enjoy winter walks around the spectacular illuminated garden, experience the enchanting decorations in the house and bring your little ones to meet 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 carols, the Lord of Misrule, winter lights and Winter Solstice.

Christmas illuminations at Dunster Castle, Somerset

Dunster Castle  

From turkey dinners to the Queen’s speech, Christmas is a time for tradition. Join us for a true country Christmas this year at Dunster Castle, and begin a new family tradition.

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.

Making the Cotehele garland at Cotehele, Cornwall


Christmas is a magical time at Cotehele. There are loads of things to see and do with plenty of eating and shopping choices to keep everyone happy. Our annual Christmas Garland returns and this year we're also opening the Mill for a Victorian Family Christmas.

A Christmas tree and roaring fire at Lanhydrock, Cornwall


Step back in time and wander through the house dressed for the 1893 fancy dress ball. Pose in the vintage carriage, learn some Victorian etiquette and make a show-stopping mask of your own before joining the servants downstairs on their Christmas night off. Father Christmas will also be stopping by.

The sun sets on the illuminated Trelissick house at Christmas


There’s plenty of festive cheer, exciting events and activities to enjoy this Christmas at Trelissick.

Christmas outdoor trail at Killerton


Step through the door and discover the night before Christmas at Killerton.