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

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Creating Christmas traditions

Step back in time this Christmas

Outdoors this winter

" Walking on the coast in the winter is one of the most romantic things to do. I love the beach, blows the cobwebs away and makes you feel alive."
- Jackie Bailey, a regular visitor to Cornwall
A dog next to a knitted Christmas pudding at Greenway
There's fun for all the family at Greenway this Christmas National Trust / Tony Cobley


Christmas is a time for friends and family, getting stuck into the cooking and baking, plus maybe a spot of over-indulging. Here's a few ideas to help make Christmas special.

Father Christmas and a young child
Santa gives a gift to a little girl 1116862 National Trust Images-Rob Stothard

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Places in the South West host everything from outdoor cinema to ranger days and guided walks.



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.