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

Tintagel Old Post Office

Festival of Archeaology

Sat 30 Jul 2016
As part of the Festival of British Archaeology discover how this historic house would have looked over 600 years ago and how it has evolved over time. Let your little treasures become archaeologists for the day with hands-on activities.
Glendurgan Garden

Wild summer: dragonflies and damselflies

Sat 30 Jul 2016
Over the summer more and more of these fascinating flying creatures can be seen around the pond and streams at Glendurgan. What does the world look like through the eyes of a dragonfly?

Cornwall Crafts Association WW1 Centenary Exhibition

Sat 30 Jul 2016
The exhibition is part of an arts programme of extraordinary arts experiences connecting people with the First World War.

Lanhydrock at war

Sat 30 Jul 2016
Discover the impact of the First World war on Lanhydrock in a new exhibition in the gatehouse.

Monarchy and the book

Sat 30 Jul 2016
An exhibition in the Gallery showing books from the Lanhydrock collection that were once owned by Royalty or have royal connections. House opening times apply.

Summer garden trail

Sun 31 Jul 2016
There's a fun summer trail around Lanhydrock's garden. Tick off some of your 50 things as you go.


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.