Amongst the mysteries of the moor are a gorge, a forge and a spectacular modern fortress

Places to visit

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Where to go on Dartmoor?

Places to go this autumn

Half-term and Halloween fun

Autumn brings spectacular light and colour to Kingston Lacy in Dorset

Find a place to visit 

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

Family group at Trerice

Heritage Open Days 2019 

From 13-22 September 2019, the Heritage Open Days festival returns with a packed programme of activities. This annual festival celebrates our diverse history, architecture and culture, so you can visit many of the places we care for entirely for free.

Upcoming events

Buckland Abbey

Sir Francis Drake comes home to Buckland Abbey

Mon 23 Sep 2019
This year the portrait of Sir Francis Drake, which belongs to the National Portrait Gallery, will be coming to Buckland Abbey.
Buckland Abbey

Abbey Art tours

Mon 23 Sep 2019
Come and join our volunteer Steve, as he takes you around the abbey to explore the artwork in the house.
Shaugh Bridge

Moth count and identification

Fri 27 Sep 2019
Join the rangers and volunteers on South West Dartmoor as they complete their count for 'Moth Night 2019'.

Apple day

Sat 28 Sep 2019
A fun day for all the family. Help to pick the apples in the orchard and see how they're pressed. Children's apple games and trail in the orchard.
Buckland Abbey

1,000 willow wishing stars workshop

Sat 28 Sep 2019
Can you help us create 1,000 willow wishing stars to hang from the barn ceiling for Christmas?
Hembury and Holne Woods

Fungi foray in Hembury Woods

Sun 29 Sep 2019
Stroll through the woods with the ranger and a mushroom expert looking at the variety of fungi abundant at this time of year.
Visitors pick up fallen apples in the orchard at Killerton, Devon

What's on 

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

Apples, orchards and forts

A visitor walking through the grounds of a National Trust site in the autumn

Autumn walks around Devon  

Wrap up warm and see the autumn colours on some of these favourite walks in Devon.

Explore the estate on a weekly parkrun

Dartmoor parkruns 

Looking for a run perfect for all abilities in a beautiful setting? Why not join a Dartmoor parkrun? They take place every Saturday at 9am at Parke, the Plym Valley and Killerton.


Journey from wild coasts, moorland and curious historic houses to lush gardens and beaches in Devon.


There are country house estates and glorious Devon gardens, quirky homes and stories to uncover near Exeter


Moorland, woods, cycle trails, historic houses, gardens and coast are all close to this maritime city.