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A child running towards a Christmas tree at Dunster Castle in Somerset
Christmas at Dunster Castle, Somerset | © National Trust Images/John Millar

Christmas in and around Somerset

For Christmas 2023 make new memories and surround yourself with Christmas traditions as you explore the magnificent houses, castle and gardens in and around Somerset. Plan your 2023 festive days out and discover lots of things to see and do with all the family. Please check back nearer the time to find out plans for Christmas 2024.

Top Christmas days out in Somerset

A girl and a boy looking at a Christmas tree, covered in lights at Ickworth in Suffolk.

Christmas at Barrington Court 

We invite you to join us for festive fun at Barrington Court this Christmas. Enjoy the new Christmas trail, self-led crafts and seasonal story telling in the farm buildings.

A child running towards a Christmas tree at Dunster Castle in Somerset

Christmas at Dunster 

Explore the seasonally decorated rooms at Dunster Castle this Christmas, stock up on gifts for your loved ones from the Stables Shop and take in the winter views from the garden. The castle and gardens are open 10am-4pm at weekends throughout December and daily 16 December-1 January. The Stables Shop, Watermill Tearoom, parkland and car park open daily.

Montacute House Christmas mini reindeer trail

Festive fun at Montacute House Christmas 2024 

Christmas 2023 was all about reindeers and traditional festive fun at Montacute House. Hidden around the house and garden children of all ages could discover nine specially designed reindeer – each unique and a larger-than-life character. Please check back on our website in Autumn 2024 for more details of our Christmas event.

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.

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.

A man with a young girl on his shoulders looking at Christmas lights

Christmas lights at Stourhead 

A million twinkling lights are set to bring the garden to life as the Christmas at Stourhead illuminated trail returns in 2024.

Festive house decorations and spectacularly decorated Christmas trees, Stourhead, Wiltshire

Festive fun at Stourhead 

Get ready for a season of festive joy at Stourhead, with a schedule of wonderful activities and a beautifully decorated house. Experience a magical Christmas season and make magical memories.

Close up of a person's arms and hands as they make a Christmas wreath with evergreen foliage, holly leaves and red berries and sticks of cinnamon

Christmas at Fyne Court 

There's lots going-on at Fyne Court this festive season. Find out more about all our activities.

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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.

The Great Hall decorated for Christmas at Tyntesfield, near Bristol

Christmas around Bath and Bristol 

Find out how the magnificent houses and peaceful gardens around Bath and Bristol were transformed for Christmas.

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Christmas in and around Dorset 

Plan your festive day out at places around Dorset. From illuminated trails, festive walks to Christmas traditions at houses and gardens, there's something for the whole family to enjoy.

Images show an adult holding a small girl who is reaching towards the Christmas decorations in the house at Killerton

Christmas around Devon and Exmoor 

Please check back nearer the time to plan your festive day out around Devon and Exmoor. Discover unique houses and gardens transformed for Christmas. Here's a few examples from 2023 to get you started.

The west front of Montacute house as the sun begins to set behind it

Discover more in Somerset

From Tudor houses and hidden gardens to tors, gorges and natural piers, see what Somerset has to offer.