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

Places to visit

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Pixie Glen at Lydford Gorge in the winter

Dartmoor countryside 

Dartmoor's woodland, rivers and rock formations are a wonderful place to explore and have an adventure. You might even spot a famous Dartmoor pony roaming free on the moor.

A wreath hanging on a door at Trelissick, Cornwall

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

Outdoor adventures

Father Christmas, dressed in green, giving a gift to a child with Christmas tree in the background

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Places in the South West host everything from guided house tours and ranger days to Father Christmas and festive markets.

Upcoming events

Buckland Abbey

Christmas at Buckland: The First Nowell

Sun 04 Dec 2016
Celebrate the Christmas season as local NAFAs groups fill the barn with festive joy with their seasonal interpretation of the carol, The First Nowell.
Lydford Gorge

Winter fayre

Sun 04 Dec 2016
At the beginning of December we will be holding our fourth winter fayre. Come and do some early Christmas shopping and buy your Christmas tree.
Buckland Abbey

An Elizabethan Christmas at home

Sun 04 Dec 2016
Step back in time to experience an Elizabethan Christmas at home. See the kitchen getting ready for a festive feast, admire the greenery in the Great Hall and discover peace and tranquillity in the Chapel.
Castle Drogo

Castle Drogo behind the scenes tours

Sun 04 Dec 2016
Before the castle is put to sleep for the winter take up this special chance to go on a guided tour of the castle with one of our knowledgeable tour guides. Admission to castle by guided tour only. Normal winter admissions prices apply.
Buckland Abbey

Festive Family Felt

Sun 04 Dec 2016
Get ready for Christmas as The Wet Felting Company arrives to help you create tree decorations, gifts and more.
Buckland Abbey

Christmas Dine Out at Buckland

Wed 07 Dec 2016
Enjoy a festive meal at the heart of the Buckland Abbey estate, as the Ox Yard restaurant opens its doors late for seasonal meals to celebrate the year gone by.
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