Houses and Gardens
There are some stunning gardens to visit at this end of Wiltshire. From beautiful country houses with manicured gardens in Bradford on Avon itself to the landscapes of Stourhead, Longleat and Dyrham Park just across the county border.
Keep a look out for Bradford on Avon's Secret Garden Festival each year.
Stourhead is a 2.650 acre estate at the source of the River Stour in Wilsthire. It belongs to the National Trust since 1946 and is home to a Palladian Mansion, the village of Stourton, gardens, farmland and woodland. A magazine described Stourhead as a "Living Work of Art" as it is bursting with ways for you to enjoy yourself. Whether you are looking for a garden treasure, art and history, family fun or a pretty walk and coffee with friends Stourhead is guaranteed to offer you all of it. Presenting Winter wonder, Spring blooms, Summer fun, Autumn glory and Christmas magic the estate is an all-year attraction.
Sudeley Castle & Gardens
" Sudeley Castle & Gardens is unrivalled as a lived-in Cotswold castle. For heritage lovers, it is a jewel in England's crown, pasing in and out of royal hands, with Richard III, Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn, Elizabeth I and Charles I all playing their part in its fascinating history." Dr. David Starkey, Historical Advisor