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The Great Hall decorated for Christmas at Tyntesfield, near Bristol
Christmas decorations at Tyntesfield, near Bristol | © National Trust Images/Bob Fowler

Christmas around Bath and Bristol

For Christmas 2023 the magnificent houses and peaceful gardens around Bath and Bristol were transformed. Find out about the festive day outs and things to see and do with all the family.

Top Christmas days out near Bath and Bristol

Tyntesfield Hall at Christmas

Christmas 2023 at Tyntesfield 

Take a step back in time and immerse yourself in a Very Victorian Christmas. Follow the family reindeer trail, try your hand at craft workshops, experience a festive horse and carriage ride and soak in the Christmas spirit with festive decorations in Tyntesfield House and across Tyntesfield Estate.

Two woman adjust decorations on a large lit indoor Christmas tree at Dyrham Park

Christmas at Dyrham Park 

In 2023 we took visitors back in time on a journey on Christmas through the ages. The house was adorned with decorations from five different eras, there was a family present trail, and golden pears and Christmas trees were dotted around the 270-acre site.

A small child bending over to open one of the advent doors that's nestled in leaves near at path at Prior Park

Christmas at Prior Park 

The Christmas themed advent trail is once again returning to the garden for 2023, along with bigger and better Christmas decorations. Explore the garden and find the 24 doors, open the doors to reveal festive scenes and riddles.

Two visitors in the cloister looking at one of the Christmas Trees decorated for Lacock's Community Christmas Tree Festival, Lacock Abbey, Wiltshire

Christmas at Lacock 

All was bright and full of light at Lacock for the Christmas festivities in 2023. We invited you to follow the reindeer trail around the village and take part in the activity stations around the abbey, themed around the Aurora Borealis. The Community Christmas Tree festival was once more celebrated in the Cloister, with the Great Hall decked out in traditional decorations. The Lacock Christmas Grotto was open for special Storytime sessions with Christmas guests (even Father Christmas couldn't resist a pop in closer to the big day!), and you could pose for a Christmas pic in the sleigh parked in the Courtyard.

A mother and daughter beside a Christmas tree

Christmas at Avebury 

Join us at Avebury this festive season as we tell the story of The Twelve Days of Christmas. The manor will be decorated with hand-crafted ornaments made by the volunteers team and each room will be dressed to reflect a different part of this traditional Christmas carol.

Silver Christmas decorations hang on a tree at Petworth House and Park, West Sussex

Christmas at Newark Park 

For Christmas 2023, we invited you to enjoy a traditional Christmas at Newark Park, with festive decorations adorning the house, wintry walks in the garden, and a visit from Father Christmas himself.

A child hanging a decoration on the community tree in the Great Octagon at Bath Assembly Rooms

Christmas at Bath Assembly Rooms 

Step back from the hustle and bustle of Christmas shopping in Bath and enjoy a moment of calm in the Bath Assembly Rooms. For 2023, we'll be opening the doors for visitors to see the historic rooms, with the Ball Room taking on a very festive feel.

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Christmas in and around Somerset 

For Christmas 2023 discover magnificent houses, enchanted winter woodlands, Elizabethan revelry and seasonal food and drink in and around Somerset. Here's a few suggestions to start planning your festive visit in 2023. Please check back nearer the time to find out plans for Christmas 2024.

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Christmas in Wiltshire 

From after-dark illuminated trails to festive decorations, we've something for the whole family this Christmas around Wiltshire. Here's a few suggestions to start planning your visit.

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