What's on and days out in exotic gardens, ancient houses and mining history encircled by a much-loved coastline

Places to visit

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Getting outdoors

Outdoor events

Getting ready for summer

Exploring more of Cornwall this summer

Something a little different for your day out

Kingston Lacy in Wimborne, Dorset

Find a place to visit 

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

The Drake portrait

Sir Francis Drake comes home to Buckland Abbey 

This year the portrait of Sir Francis Drake, which belongs to the National Portrait Gallery, is at Buckland Abbey, offering a rare opportunity to see this wonderful Elizabethan portrait exhibited in his former Devon home.

Upcoming events


VIPs trail at Cotehele

Thu 27 Jun 2019
Pick up a free trail from reception or the Mill and meet the Very Important Pollinators who keep Cotehele going. You'll find out why they are Very Important and what you can do to ensure their survival.

50 things at Godolphin

Thu 27 Jun 2019
How many have you got left to do? Explore Godolphin and complete some of the 50 things to do before you're 11¾.

Water and Colour in Cotehele Gallery

Thu 27 Jun 2019
The summer exhibition features watercolour paintings, mirrors, ceramics glass and more.

Herbaceous border workshop

Thu 27 Jun 2019
Meet Lanhydrock's expert gardening team who will share their knowledge and experience about the planting and maintenance of the herbaceous border.

Trelissick Upstairs, Downstairs house tours

Thu 27 Jun 2019
Join knowledgeable volunteers who will lead you around parts of Trelissick house typically closed to the public. £2 per ticket. All funds raised go towards conservation work on Trelissick house.
St Michael's Mount

Free Walk and Talk Tours

Thu 27 Jun 2019
Learn about island life with our daily tours.
Solsbury Hill

What's on 

There are hundreds of events happening across the South West, including outdoor theatre, bee trails and book festivals.

Behind the scenes from experts

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Best Days Out Cornwall 

We're proud to be part of an association of tourist attractions in Cornwall that, for over 40 years, has been working to provide the best attractions for families and visitors to Cornwall.


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.