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

Places to visit

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View of Trevose from the west

Trevose Head Campaign 

The National Trust put in a bid to buy the famous stretch of Cornish coast, which was successful. Help raise £250,000 to care for wildlife, improve access and paths and to protect the headland for generations to come.

Summer adventures

Poldark country

Girl running through mauve flowers

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Theatre in the garden at Killerton, Devon

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Places in the South West host everything from outdoor theatre and ranger days to guided walks and 50 things activities.

Upcoming events


Bat conservation with The Cornwall Bat Group

Sat 27 Aug 2016
The Cornwall Bat Group are joining us today. Learn about these fascinating creatures and see them up close.

Sue Lewington - Watercolour Workshops

Sun 28 Aug 2016
Sue's published sketchbooks of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly have firmly established her as one of Cornwall's leading artists. Sue Lewington is back at Trelissick this summer for a series of painting and drawing workshops.

Summer of Sport - Archery with Canoe Cornwall

Sun 28 Aug 2016
An fun, safe and informative introductory session to the sport of Archery.

Summer garden trail

Sun 28 Aug 2016
There's a fun summer trail around Lanhydrock's garden. Tick off some of your 50 things as you go.

Barefoot Month

Sun 28 Aug 2016
Take off your shoes and socks to discover why we love being barefoot here at Godolphin.
Trengwainton Garden

Summer of play

Sun 28 Aug 2016
Everyday throughout the summer there'll be opportunities for you to complete some more of your 50 things to do before you're 11¾, like make a mud pie or a trail with sticks, create some wild art or a grass trumpet.


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.