Around Plymouth

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

Places to visit

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Colourful spring flowers in front of bright pink camelias at Saltram, devon

Where you can visit near Plymouth 

We’re reopening a number of our places in line with government guidance. Nearby, this week you can visit gardens and wider estates at Buckland Abbey, Cotehele, Lanhydrock, Lydford Gorge and Saltram.

We recommend you book in advance for visits to gardens, parks and houses, especially at busy times such as weekends. See what’s open and ready for you to book this week below…

More places to visit

Outdoor fun near Plymouth

Little girl in daffodils at Easter

Easter egg hunts in the South West 

Discover your local family-friendly trail in the South West with fun activities to do along the way. Complete the trail and earn your chocolate reward at the end - although Easter is over, the fun is continuing at many places while stocks last.

Sunset over Lizard Point, Cornwall

How well do you know National Trust places? 

How much do you know about the National Trust in Cornwall and around Plymouth? Here's a challenge for you and your family to complete (and compete with).

Bringing nature to you


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


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


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