South West

Memories are made here in the South West: classic coastline, tropical gardens, iconic monuments and the great outdoors.

 © David Levenson

Be a 50 things explorer

Over the summer holidays we've been helping you tick off as many of your 50 things to do before 11 ¾ as possible.

So far we've focused on how to be an adventurer, discoverer, ranger and tracker.

Finally, this week, it's all about how to be an intrepid explorer.

London Welsh Male Voice Choir

The London Welsh Male Voice choir perform

The London Welsh Male Voice choir perform

The celebrated London Welsh Male Voice Choir will perform their magical blend of traditional and ‘pop’ songs at Salisbury City Hall on the evening of Saturday 6 September. They're performing in support of our appeal to raise £640,000 to restore structures within the Stourhead garden and on the estate.

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Somerset & Glos

The Grand Portico at Lodge Park © NT Lodge Park

 Between them Somerset, The Cotswolds and Gloucestershire boast some dramatic coast, ruggedly beautiful Exmoor, lush green countryside, grand mansions, a Roman villa, stately parkland and gorgeous gardens.

Devon & Cornwall

The dramatic landscape of Cornish coastal mining at Levant in West Penwith © NTPL/David Noton

A dramatic coastline, a rich mining history, unspoilt countryside, exotic gardens, country houses...there's more to Devon and Cornwall than beautiful beaches and surfing.

Dorset & Wiltshire

The South West gatehouse and keep at Corfe Castle, Dorset © Will Wilkinson/National Trust

Our special places in Wiltshire and Dorset include a captivating castle, a world famous landscape garden, magnificent houses and landscapes rich in archaeology and wildlife - two counties that beg to be explored.

 

Need a holiday?

We've got some amazing places to stay which cater to almost any interest; act as lord and lady of your own manor, or get outside in some amazing camping and caravanning locations.

If you're organising a group holiday we've also got bunkhouses and bothies which might be just what you're looking for.

Have you picked up one of these?

Our four new guides

Our four new guides

If you've picked up one of our guides whilst exploring the South West, we’d love to hear your opinions.

Great for groups

Visitors in the Loggia at Kingston Lacy, Dorset.  © NTPL/Arnhel de Serra

Many of our places are ideal for group visits, and offer benefits including group discounts and special interest tours. Download our 2014 guide and find the perfect itinerary for your group.

Our collections

Did you know you can view our fascinating collections online? A great way to find out what to look out for on your visit to one of our places, or learn more about items you've seen while you're there.

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