Christmas in the South West

Magnificent houses with Father Christmas, warm mince pies at the tea-room, frosty walks waiting to be discovered

Child at Dunster Castle, Somerset

Top Christmas days out in the South West 

Christmas is coming and it's landing in places across the South West. From enchanted houses, to fairytale stories and handmade garlands, why not make one of these places part of your Christmas traditions?

Winter illuminations at Knightshayes Court

Winter illuminations 

The upside of darker evening is that it allows the places we care for to be spectacularly illuminated and experienced in a different way.

Between Christmas and New Year

Arlington Court Christmas tree

Decorations galore 

The Christmas decorations have been unpacked and the places we care for have been transformed with festive feeling.

A winter's day in a woodland

Top Boxing Day and New Year walks in the South West

Peaceful wide open spaces, far reaching views, crisp air and the crunch of frosty grass make walking at this time of year magical. After over-indulging on Christmas Day, a refreshing Boxing Day or new years walk is exactly what's needed.

Christmas wrapping

Nine handmade Christmas ideas 

Looking for handmade inspiration this Christmas? Here's a list of crafty things to made from our favourite bloggers, from ice lanterns to old fashioned wrapping paper.