Dartmoor

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

Places to visit

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Bluebells in the woods at Buckland Abbey

Find some blooms around Dartmoor 

The gardens and countryside are looking beautiful with flowers out in bloom. Here's some ideas of places to go to enjoy them near you on Dartmoor.

Walkers near Little Trowlesworthy Tor, Upper Plym, Devon

Walks on Dartmoor 

Walking on Dartmoor is one of the best ways to explore the area. Here are a few of our favourite walks to enjoy this spring.

Family fun around Devon

Spring bulbs flowering at Tyntesfield

Find a place to visit 

Discover somewhere to visit using our search. In the South West you're never far from somewhere to explore.

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.

Groups of people outside the front of the house for a popular event at Arlington Court

Find an event 

Places in the South West host everything from guided house tours and ranger days to walks and runs.

Where to go today?

Upcoming events

The Church House

Exhibition by Heather Stone

Mon 27 May 2019
10:30-17:00
Heather's pictures celebrate the spirit of Dartmoor, a spirit which is shaped by different weathers, geology and wildlife; capturing the beauty of the present moment by creating skies which can only be found whilst walking across the moors.
Castle Drogo

Brilliant Butterflies and Magnificent Moths trail

Mon 27 May 2019
11:00-16:00
Follow the butterfly and moth trail through the garden and grounds, hunting out the clues to help you claim your prize. £1 (includes a badge as a prize).
Buckland Abbey

Sir Francis Drake comes home to Buckland Abbey

Mon 27 May 2019
11:00-16:30
This year the portrait of Sir Francis Drake, which belongs to the National Portrait Gallery, will be coming to Buckland Abbey.
Buckland Abbey

May Half term - Naturemake

Mon 27 May 2019
11:00-16:00
Naturemake Seashore creative adventure. Create your own magical mermaids, fearsome pirates or fabulous explorers, fairy beach houses and as always much more...
Buckland Abbey

May Half Term - Fused Glass Workshops

Mon 27 May 2019
11:00-16:00
Create your own piece of fused glass in one of our ox yard workshops
Lydford Gorge

Bug home making

Tue 28 May 2019
10:30-13:30
Construct a home for all sorts of creepy crawlies and tick off one of the 50 things to do before you're 11 ¾.

Devon

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

Exeter

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

Plymouth

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