Travel through the ages this Christmas

Places across the South West are celebrating their heritage by recreating a historic Christmas.

Tudor Christmas at Corfe Castle

A magical Tudor Christmas at Corfe Castle

Tudor traditions and magical lighting effects combine to make Christmas at Corfe Castle a feast for the senses.

A Very Victorian Christmas at Tyntesfield

A very Victorian Christmas

This Christmas we're turning the clock back over a hundred years for a very Victorian Christmas at Tyntesfield. We're expecting to be busy, particularly at weekends, so please be aware that there may be queues and factor this into our journey time. Fancy a quieter visit? We tend to be less busy on weekdays outside of the school holidays.

Christmas postcard from Kingston Lacy

The history behind Christmas at Kingston Lacy

Christmas is a magical time of year. When you come to discover Christmas past, it helps us protect Kingston Lacy for Christmas future.

The house at Coleton Fishacre lit for Christmas at Coleton Aglow

Coleton Aglow

The garden at Coleton Fishacre will be aglow this Christmas. On selected days in December, you can see the exotic and dramatic garden filled with festive light, and explore the house decorated for a 1920s Christmas party at Coleton Aglow.

Saint Nicholas

Discover the story of Saint Nicholas at Avebury

Why not leave the bleak mid-winter outside and find Christmas warmth and cheer at Avebury? You can join in with one of our Christmas events, visit Avebury Manor to see it decorated for the festive season, discover the story of Saint Nicholas, be tempted by the aromas at the café or pick up some festive treats from the shop.

Greenway cinema seats facing the screen

Greenway's 1950s pop-up Christmas cinema

A pop-up 1950s cinema will be opening its doors once again at Greenway this December. The vintage-styled cinema in a cosy marquee in the garden, complete with red velvet seats and uniformed ushers, will be screening classic films selected by guest curator Sophie Hannah.

The cottage front door with a festive wreath

A very merry Hardy Christmas

Experience a traditional Christmas at Max Gate and Hardy's Cottage this festive season.

Visitors watching a film in Greenway's pop-up cinema

Christmas at Greenway

This December Greenway will be going back in time to the 1950s. The house will be decorated with 1950s decorations, a 1950s pop-up cinema will be screening classic crime films in a cosy marquee in the garden, and Father Christmas will be setting up his grotto.