From mansion houses and lush gardens to hidden gorges and eye-catching tors. There's something for everyone to enjoy on a day out in Somerset.
A masterpiece of Elizabethan Renaissance architecture and design, with towering walls of glass, glowing ham stone and surrounding garden. While the upper floors of the house will remain closed for 2023 there is plenty to see on the ground floor, and in the garden and parkland.
An ancient castle and comfortable country home with dramatic vistas and subtropical gardens
An atmospheric fragment of old Somerset: the estate is the vision of Colonel Lyle, with a glorious garden, farm buildings, orchards and a wider estate.
A Palladian house and world-famous landscape garden bordering Somerset. A magnificent lake reflecting classical temples, a mystical grotto and rare and exotic trees are just some of the things to discover.
An ornate Victorian Gothic Revival house with extensive garden and parkland, just a stone's throw from Bristol
A hidden gem in the heart of the Quantock Hills. Explore this wild garden and discover pieces of its history hiding in the undergrowth.
Beautiful and intimate 18th-century landscape garden in Bath - reflections restored following a major restoration of the historic dams
Home of Romantic poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge
A striking landmark recently restored, on the edge of the Blackdown Hills. Tours of the monument have now finished for 2023 and will resume next spring. The countryside is open all year.
A natural pier with dramatic cliffs and Victorian fort
Discover an ancient castle with dramatic vistas and subtropical gardens or explore an Iron Age hillfort repurposed to defend against a possible Napoleonic invasion.
Explore 1,000 years of history at Dunster castle, from its collection of painted leather hangings – the only one of its kind in the UK – to its historic working watermill.
Sweeping views can be found from the top of Cadbury Camp with buzzards circling overhead, amazing sunsets and a variety of fungi.
Uncover the secrets of Brean Down as you discover the site of a Roman temple and explore the Palmerston Fort.
Explore the Somerset coast from wide open beaches to high coastline walks with far-reaching views.
From Bossington hamlet on the Holnicote estate you can wander down to the pebble beach, where there's plenty of coastal wildlife to spot and far-reaching views.
The stunning stretch of coastline around Sand Point and Middle Hope sits north Brean Down. It's one of the most beautiful parts of North Somerset, with a natural pier into the Bristol Channel.
Toward Weston-Super-Mare you'll find Brean Down, a natural pier jutting out into the Bristol Channel.
Get active with outdoor activities at a National Trust place near you in Somerset
Expand your skills and meet new people when you volunteer with us. You’ll be helping to care for nature and history for many others to enjoy.
Whether you help to look after one of Somerset's gardens, give your time to nature conservation or light up the stories of historic places for visitors, you'll find a rewarding role.
Discover what you could get out of joining a supporter group in Somerset, and where your nearest is. Volunteer, meet up with like-minded individuals and enjoy a programme of talks and trips.
Looking for greener travel options to the places in our care in Somerset? Find out how you can travel by train, bus, bike or on foot.
There are a number of sustainable options for travelling to and from the places in our care in Somerset, 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.
We have something for everyone this Christmas inside the castle and in the gardens. Soak up the festive atmosphere and make Dunster Castle a part of your Christmas traditions.
Come along to Coleridge Cottage this December and experience an 18th Century Christmas. Get in the festive spirit and cosy up next to the open fire, listen to a poetry reading and enjoy a festive treat or two.