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

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There's around 50 places to have a day out in Cornwall. Family houses, historic buidings, mining heritage, miles of coast, a nature reserve, formal gardens and parkland. Here's a taste of what's on and where to go in Cornwall this season. 

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Children playing in the Bide Brook and a dog walker in the village Lacock in Wiltshire

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Vibrant lives soundscape

Sat 24 Jun 2017
As you travel across Godolphin listen to the subtle sounds and voices telling a story of past and present.
Tintagel Old Post Office

A patchwork of quilts

Sat 24 Jun 2017
A quirky collection of quilts from Victorian bedspreads to modern masterpieces will be on display throughout the house.

Find the Time children's trail

Sat 24 Jun 2017
Take the time to follow the trail around the garden and discover eight time related challenges

Incunables: the infancy of printing as seen in the Lanhydrock library

Sat 24 Jun 2017
Incunables is a term that refers to early books printed in Europe before 1501. Lanhydrock has 28 of this type of book, unusually high for a private collection. This exhibition in the historic Gallery will draw on the library collection in order...

Sunlight and Shadows in Cotehele Gallery

Sat 24 Jun 2017
An exhibition featuring intricate silver wirework, bronze sculpture, glass, paintings and more.
Lizard Point

Evening Nightjar Walk

Sat 24 Jun 2017
Join us for a guided nightjar walk on the Lizard NNR. This fascinating bird, which arrives each Spring from Africa, puts on a fantastic aerial display, and is the source of some bizarre nocturnal churring noises. This nightjar walk is an...


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.

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