Around Exeter

Country house estates and glorious Devon gardens, quirky homes and stories to uncover

Places to visit

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Places to visit this winter

Volunteers clearing leaves into a wheelbarrow.

Volunteering taster days

If you're interesting in becoming a volunteer from Monday 27 April until Sunday 3 May come along to a taster day to see what roles might interest you.

Morning view over the Plym Estuary running through Saltram Park

Mayflower 400: Tide and Time 

Commemorating the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower sailing from Plymouth to America, through a series of cultural events, exhibitions and stories in city of Plymouth, Devon and Cornwall.

The garden at Killerton looks glorious in the winter sun.

Find a place to visit 

In the South West you're never far from a National Trust garden, house or countryside walk.

Upcoming events

Knightshayes

January tours: A different side to the family home

Mon 27 Jan 2020
11:00-12:00
Join one of our guided tour to find out about a different side to this family home
A la Ronde

Winter wandering trail

Sat 01 Feb 2020
10:30-16:30
Enjoy exploring this winter, have a go at the activities at each of the stops and learn more about the estate. Once you're done collect your prize from the shop. £2 per child.
A la Ronde

Winter wander trail

Sat 01 Feb 2020
10:30-16:30
A la Ronde was built in 1796, find out how life was different in the 18th century and how the estate might’ve looked. Enjoy exploring this winter, have a go at the activities at each of the stops and learn more about the estate. Once you're done...
A la Ronde

Grand Opening

Sat 01 Feb 2020
11:00-11:30
Join the Mayor, Town Crier and property team as we celebrate opening the doors to the house for 2020.
Knightshayes

February tours: A different side to the family home

Mon 03 Feb 2020
11:00-12:00
Join one of our guided tour to find out about a different side to this family home
Branscombe

Winter apple tree pruning day in the Old Bakery orchard

Wed 05 Feb 2020
10:00-15:00
Pick up your loppers and secateurs and help the rangers care for the fruit trees growing in the Old Bakery orchard at Branscombe.
Enjoy a wassail at an iconic location

What's on 

There are hundreds of events happening across the South West, including wassailing, volunteer open days and kids trails.

Winter wellbeing

Conservation in Devon

Pixie Glen at Lydford Gorge in the winter

Winter walks near Exeter 

Wrap up warm and get outdoors this winter with some walks around Exeter.

Exmoor

Home to remote and romantic landscapes, including a castle home and a house full of collections.

Devon

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

Cornwall

You can find exotic gardens, ancient houses and mining history encircled by a much-loved coastline.