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Bath and Bristol

Magnificent houses, peaceful gardens, wooded trails and little-known treasures can be found in Bath and Bristol. Plan your day out and find lots of things to see and do with all the family.

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Top places to visit near Bath and Bristol

Frosty Terrace at Tyntesfield House by Bob Fowler
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Tyntesfield 

An ornate Victorian Gothic Revival house with extensive garden and parkland, just a stone's throw from Bristol

Bristol, North Somerset

Fully open today
View of house with views at Dyrham Park in winter, South Gloucestershire
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Dyrham Park 

Ancient parkland, 17th-century house and garden

near Bath, South Gloucestershire

Partially open today
A wintery scene at Prior Park with frosty grass and sun low shining behind the Palladian Bridge
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Prior Park Landscape Garden 

Beautiful and intimate 18th-century landscape garden in Bath with one of only four Palladian bridges found in the world.

Bath, Somerset

Partially open today
A family at the south front of Newark Park, Gloucestershire
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Newark Park 

A secluded estate with glorious views, providing country house hospitality, garden strolls and woodland walks

Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire

Fully open today
A view across the Parkland of Lacock Abbey lit in cool winter sunlight
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Lacock 

Country house with monastic roots, once home to William Henry Fox Talbot, inventor of the photographic negative

near Chippenham, Wiltshire

Partially open today
A cold morning view in Avebury stone circle after light snowfall
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Avebury 

Ancient stone circle, museum and manor house in the heart of the Avebury World Heritage Site

Marlborough, Wiltshire

Partially open today
The main entrance to Bath Assembly Rooms
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Bath Assembly Rooms 

Elegant public rooms at the heart of fashionable eighteenth-century Bath life

Bath, Somerset

Fully open today

More places to visit near Bath and Bristol

Walkers in Smallcombe Vale on the Bath Skyline
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Bath Skyline 

Wide open space overlooking the World Heritage City of Bath

South East of the city of Bath, Bath and NE Somerset

Fully open today
Aerial view of Clevedon Court, Somerset
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Clevedon Court 

Medieval manor house and 18th-century terraced garden with wide views of the Mendip Hills

Clevedon, North Somerset

Closed now
A cottage at Blaise Hamlet
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Blaise Hamlet 

Nine rustic cottages around a green

Henbury, Bristol

Fully open today
A path through Leigh Woods, Bristol
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Leigh Woods 

A wilderness of tranquility set against Brunel's famous suspension bridge

near Bristol, Bristol

Fully open today

Castles and forts near Bath and Bristol

Discover Iron Age hillforts in the area – find out more about these fascinating areas, which are also rich in flora and fauna.

Frosty grass across a field with a bare treeline and low winter sun shining through.
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Solsbury Hill, Bath 

Occupied as a hillfort during the early Iron Age, between 300 BC and 100 BC in Bath. During this time huts were built from timber and wattle and daub. A 20-foot-wide rampart was constructed around the settlement, flanked on both sides by drystone walls.

Leigh Woods, Bristol
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Stokeleigh Hillfort, Leigh Woods 

A hillfort within Leigh Woods, found on the north flank of the Nightingale Valley, the 7.5-acre Stokeleigh Camp has been the subject of numerous archaeological digs over the years.

A winter view from Cadbury Camp
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Cadbury Camp 

Iron Age hill fort on the ridge above the village of Tickenham in North Somerset

Nr Clevedon, North Somerset

Fully open today

Countryside near Bath and Bristol

Explore outdoor spaces near Bath and Bristol, including woodlands filled with trails and meadows with views over the city.

Dawn at Avebury stone circle, Wiltshire
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Exploring the stone circles at Avebury 

Visiting Avebury and the surrounding landscape is a unique experience. The area contains multiple Neolithic and Bronze Age features including the largest stone circle in the world which you can enter and explore.

Walkers and a dog in Smallcombe Woods on the Bath Skyline
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Bath Skyline 

With 500 acres of woodland and farmland in our care at the Bath Skyline, there's plenty to explore. Discover nature, wildlife and views of the historic city from this natural viewpoint.

A path through Leigh Woods, Bristol
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Leigh Woods 

A wilderness of tranquility set against Brunel's famous suspension bridge

near Bristol, Bristol

Fully open today
An aerial view of Bathampton Meadows looking towards Bath from Batheaston on a frosty winters day.
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Bathampton Meadows 

Green corridor linking the historic city of Bath to the countryside

Bath and NE Somerset

Fully open today

Get involved

Making new friends, working in amazing places, and knowing that you're helping a cause you care about – just three great reasons to volunteer with us in Bath and Bristol.

A young volunteer room guide

Volunteering around Bath and Bristol 

Making new friends, working in amazing places, and knowing that you're helping a cause you care about – just three great reasons to get volunteering in and around Bath and Bristol.

Volunteers on a guided nature walk at Sharpenhoe Clappers, Sharpenhoe, Bedfordshire
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Supporter groups in Bath and Bristol 

If you’d like to become more involved in a volunteer or social group in Bath, Bristol and the surrounding areas, read on to find out more.

Sustainable travel

Looking for greener travel options to the places in our care in Bath and Bristol? Find out how you can travel by train, bus, bike or on foot.

People on mountain bicycles in Sizergh, Cumbria
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Sustainable travel in Bath and Bristol 

There are a number of sustainable options for travelling to and from the places in our care in Bath and Bristol, whether you’re looking to travel by train, bus, bike or foot. Here’s a little more information that can help you plan your visit.

Upcoming events

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Guided Tours in 2024 

Bath Assembly Rooms, Bath, Somerset

See the rooms on the ground floor of Bath Assembly Rooms and learn about the history of this building.

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21 Feb to 1 Apr 2024
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10:00 to 10:15
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Guided garden walks 

Dyrham Park, near Bath, South Gloucestershire

Want to find out more about Dyrham's garden? Why not join one of our expert volunteer guides on a tour?

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21 Feb to 28 Feb 2024
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11:30 to 12:30
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Guided parkland walks 

Dyrham Park, near Bath, South Gloucestershire

An expert volunteer guide will lead you around the 270 acres of parkland to learn more about the site's history, archaeology, management and significance. At 10.30am and 1.30pm on selected days.

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24 Feb to 29 Feb 2024
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10:30 to 11:30
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SOLD OUT - A Common Salt performance at Bath Assembly Rooms 

Bath Assembly Rooms, Bath, Somerset

Come and see artists Sheila Ghelani and Sue Palmer as they perform Common Salt at the historic Assembly Rooms

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24 Feb 2024
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14:00 to 15:30
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Village walk 

Dyrham Park, near Bath, South Gloucestershire

Join a tour guide to discover Dyrham village in the summer of 1704. Learn about how the village was connected to the estate and interesting facts about the villagers at that time. Please be aware that this walk has a limited number of places....

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28 Feb 2024
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13:00 to 14:30
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Visually impaired walk 

Tyntesfield, Bristol, North Somerset

Join our friendly and knowledgeable Estate Guides for a gentle walk around Tyntesfield estate.

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1 Mar to 24 May 2024
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11:00 to 12:00
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Hard hat behind-the-scene event tours 

Bath Assembly Rooms, Bath, Somerset

Come behind-the-scenes and see the lower ground floor stripped back to its original architecture.

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1 Mar to 1 Apr 2024
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12:00 to 12:15
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Visiting Dyrham Park as part of National Lottery Open Week 2024 

Dyrham Park, near Bath, South Gloucestershire

Visit Dyrham Park for free with a National Lottery ticket between March 9 and 17.

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9 Mar to 17 Mar 2024
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10:00 to 11:00
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Family walking down the main drive with lady in a tramper at Shugborough Estate, Staffordshire - CTA crop only

Where will you visit next?

Discover lots of gardens, historic houses, days out at the coast and more.