Locate attractions to visit including theme amusement parks, adventure parks, arts, crafts, picture galleries, cultural attractions and castles, living history attractions, ancient monuments, houses and gardens and museums to visit throughout the
whole of the South West.
Abbotsbury Dorset. Tel 01305 871387 Established in 1765 as a kitchen garden for
the nearby castle and developed since into a magnificent 20 acre garden filled with rare and exotic plants from all over the world. Many of these plants were first introductions
to this country, discovered by plant hunting descendants of the Countess.
Calne Wiltshire. Tel 01249 812102 We offer a fantastic day out
for all the family with 100 acres of beautiful parkland offering a arboretum,
pinetum, lake and cascade. Perfect for walks and exploring or visit the house
which hosts a wealth of unique items from Queen Victoria’s wedding chair to
Napoleon’s death mask and extensive art collection.
Dorchester Dorset. Tel 01305 848363 Athelhampton is one of the
finest manor houses in England and dates from the 15th century. A gallery in the
west wing exhibits work by the Russian artist Marevna. The gardens contain the
topiary pyramids, fountains, the river piddle and collections of tulips and
Nationwide. English Heritage exists to make
sure the best of the past is kept to enrich our lives today and for future
generations. We have over 400 sites nationwide ranging from small town gardens and
public parks to great country estates and historical monuments. Become a
member and come and visit our stunning gardens
Wellington Somerset. Tel 01823 672283 Cothay Manor, a 15th
century medieval manor, is open by appointment for group visits. One of
Somerset’s finest historic houses, Cothay is surrounded by twelve acres of
magically romantic gardens including the bog garden with azaleas and drifts of
primuli, fine trees and river walk.
Taunton Somerset. Tel 01823 413923 Lose yourself in fifty
acres of lakes, temples, cascades, tranquil woodland walks, formal terraces,
vivid colours and views that take your breath away. All gardens have undergone
restoration works and today provide important examples of gardens in contrasting
styles that continue to grow.
Sherborne Dorset. Tel 01935 812072 Built by Sir Walter Raleigh
in 1594 this historic house reflects a glorious variety of decorative styles
from over 400 years of English History. Visit the Castle’s rich interiors with
its splendid collections of art, furniture and porcelain and the landscape
garden redesigned by ‘Capability’ Brown in 1753.
South Petherton Somerset. Tel 01460 240328 Recognised as the
Home of English Gardening this grade 1 listed garden was created by the
visionary Margery Fish in the 1940's. Packed with very rare and unusual plants,
visitors can wander along the crooked stone paths through a profusion of colour,
scent and cottage garden style.
Somerton Somerset. Step inside this intimate limestone
medieval manor house and discover the history of it and the two families who
lived here. Take a stroll around the arts and crafts-style garden with colourful
borders, neatly trimmed hedges and manicured lawns. During your visit take a
break in our tea room and barn gift shop.
Montacute Somerset. A masterpiece of Elizabethan Renaissance
architecture and design. With its towering walls of glass, glow of ham stone,
and its surrounding gardens it is a place of beauty and wonder. Beautiful
gardens surround Montacute, with scent in summer and providing an atmospheric
backdrop for a winter walk.