Exotic gardens, ancient houses and mining history encircled by a much-loved coastline

Late spring in the garden

Inspiration for May holidays

Characters from Poldark tv series

Poldark in Cornwall 

The popular BBC series, Poldark, a sweeping tale of 18th-century romance, shipwrecks and tin mining was filmed at many of the coastal places we look after in Cornwall.

Girl walking through spring flowers in the garden at a National Trust property

Find a place to visit 

Discover somewhere to visit using our search. In the South West you're never far from somewhere to explore.

The great outdoors

A boy taking part in a grow your own workshop

Find an event 

Places in the South West host everything from outdoor theatre and ranger days to guided walks and 50 things activities.

A view of Studland Beach, Dorset

Outdoor inspiration 

Running, walking, cycling, kayaking, camping, beautiful beaches and top views: all in a days adventure in the South West.



Journey from wild coasts, moorland and curious historic houses to lush gardens and beaches in Devon.


Moorland, woods, cycle trails, historic houses, gardens and coast are all close to this maritime city.


Amongst the mysteries of the moor are a gorge, a forge and a spectacular modern fortress.