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Best Stately Homes and Gardens In Somerset and Bristol

We've rounded up the best stately homes and gardens in Somerset and Bristol in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 16 Somerset and Bristol stately homes and gardens to pick from.Alternatively, why not explore some other sightseeing days out nearby, including museums and art galleries, or tourist attractions. Find the perfect places to go with your kids and get out on your next adventure!

All the stately homes and gardens we list are rated according to the ages they are suitable for, facilities and whether they are suitable for rainy days or best when the sun is shining.

Many of the places we list are historic or educational in nature and would be suitable for class trips or as ways to keep the learning up whilst having fun over the school holidays.

Find your perfect day out

A little boy playing at Dyffryn Gardens in St Nicholas

Dyffryn Gardens

  • St Nicholas
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Enjoy a fun-packed day at Dyffryn Gardens - explore 55 acres of beautiful gardens, featuring a humongous, 1/2 acre, wild play area for your kids. Let...

Outside view of Montacute House

Montacute House

  • Montacute
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Montacute House was built at the end of the 16th century and is considered to be one of the most beautiful Elizabethan houses in England. Whether the...

Walking path at Walled Garden at Mells

Walled Garden at Mells

  • Mells
  • Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Walled Garden at Mells is set in the historic Somerset village of Mells, a short distance from Bath and the pretty market town of Frome. The Walled G...

Outside view of Forde Abbey House and Gardens in Chard

Forde Abbey House and Gardens

  • Chard
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Forde Abbey Historical House and Gardens is a lovely working, family estate, with a number of features that offer an enjoyable day out for all ages....

Red Pandas at Longleat Safari and Adventure Park in Warminster

Longleat Safari and Adventure Park

  • Warminster
  • Outdoor
  • Safari Parks

Experience the thrill of Longleat Safari and Adventure Park. This safari drive through takes you closer to wild animals than ever before. Drive throu...

Tredegar House

Tredegar House

  • Newport
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Introduce your kids to history through games at Tredegar House. Let imaginations run wild - create your own stories with shadow puppets and dress up...

Outside view country house at Dyrham Park

Dyrham Park

  • Dyrham
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Dyrham Park has plenty for a family to see and do. The mansion is stunning and full of collections of paintings, ceramics and decorative art such as...

Two kids walking in the gardens at Knightshayes Gardens, photo credit National Trust/Chris Lacey

Knightshayes

  • Tiverton
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Ready to go on an adventure? Head down to Knightshayes in Devon, a grand mansion packed full of all sorts of treasures and beautiful collections. Plu...

Carving on wall at Wildwood Escot in Ottery St Mary

Wildwood Escot5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Ottery St Mary
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Come learn about the native wildlife, get stuck in the crazy maze, and marvel at the magnificent Anglo-Saxon village, all set in the 220 acres of par...

Outside view of Kingston Maurward Gardens & Animal Park in Dorchester

Kingston Maurward Gardens & Animal Park2 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Dorchester
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Even wet weather cannot detract from the beautiful grounds and lake at Kingston Maurward Gardens and Animal Park. This family friendly day out is ide...

Outside view of Athelhampton House and Gardens in Dorchester

Athelhampton House and Gardens

  • Dorchester
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Athelhampton House and Gardens is a 15th century house with beautiful grounds, dating back to 1891. The Great Hall of this house, built in 1485 would...

Walking paths at Bowood House & Gardens in Calne

Bowood House & Gardens4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Calne
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

The whole family can relax in 100 acres of beautiful parkland, designed by Capability Brown, offering a lake, arboretum, pinetum and cascade. Perfect...

Water fountain at Bicton Park Gardens in Budleigh Salterton

Bicton Park Gardens2.6666666666666665 out of 5 starstotal reviews(3)

  • Budleigh Salterton
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Spanning nearly 300 years of horticultural history, these magnificent gardens are set in East Devon's picturesque Otter Valley, between the ancient c...

Outside view of Mompesson House in Salisbury

Mompesson House

  • Salisbury
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Mompesson House When walking into the celebrated Cathedral Close in Salisbury, you and yours will step back in time, especially if you're a fan of th...

Woodchester Mansion front

Woodchester Mansion

  • Stonehouse
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Visit the mysterious Woodchester Mansion and discover a stunning piece of history nestled in beautiful rural Gloucestershire. Walk around, marvel at...

Walking path at Hidcote Manor Garden in Chipping Campden

Hidcote Manor Garden

  • Chipping Campden
  • Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Hidcote Manor Garden was created to be full of surprises, with a maze of narrow pathways and secret gardens for the kids to explore. There are some l...

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