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

Places to visit

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Walks around Devon and Exmoor

Play time this autumn

Great coastal run

South West Outdoor Festival this autumn in South Devon 

The South Devon rangers are busy preparing for this year's South West Outdoor Festival which is at East Soar near Salcombe. A full weekend of adventure awaits.

Bendor Grosvenor with Knightshayes' portrait of Rembrandt

A taste of the arts near Exeter 

There are some artistic treasures to be found at our places around Exeter - from a Rembrandt portrait at Knightshayes to rarely-seen paintings on loan from the National Portrait Gallery at Killerton

the woods in mist

Ghost spotting in Devon? 

Spooky spots and ghoulish goings on in Devon. From ghosts at Greenway to bumps in the night at Arlington Court. Read on to find out more ... if you dare!

Caring for the coast

Find a place to visit 

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

Water voles make a welcome return to Exmoor 

This September, 150 water voles were reintroduced at six carefully chosen sites on the Holnicote Estate on Exmoor. The water vole is one of the fastest declining land mammal, disappearing from 94 per cent of its habitats. The plan for one of Britain’s most adorable, yet rare creatures is that it will be given a whole new start in a healthy environment, where they can breed and flourish.

Child apple picking in the orchard

Find an event 

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

Upcoming events


'Agatha Christie & Collins' exhibition

Mon 24 Sep 2018
An exhibition of Christie's 'secret' letters to her longstanding publisher HarperCollins is on display in the Walled Garden, created to celebrate HarperCollins' 200th anniversary.
Heddon Valley

Heddon Valley History Trail

Mon 24 Sep 2018
Discover more about the hidden history of Heddon Valley with this informative self-led walking trail for adults.

Votes for Women?

Mon 24 Sep 2018
As part of the National Trust's Women and Power programme for 2018, we are celebrating 100 years of women getting the vote by telling two stories of women from Killerton and their roles at the heart of the fight for votes for women, on opposing...

Faces of change: Votes for Women

Mon 24 Sep 2018
In partnership with the National Portrait Gallery an exhibition supporting the celebration of 100 years since women got the right to vote comes to Killerton.

First World War convalescent hospital exhibition

Mon 24 Sep 2018
Find out about Overbeck's during its time as a Voluntary Aid Hospital for the Red Cross Society. You will be able to view the original autograph book signed by some of the soldiers. With information boards and photo's you will soon get a feel...
Finch Foundry

Women in the industrial workplace

Mon 24 Sep 2018
As part of the National Trust's Women in Power national programme, we will be exploring the lives of Emlin and Rebecca Finch - two women who ran the forge and whose reform and hard work created a sustainable and successful business.


Home to remote and romantic landscapes, including a castle home and a house full of collections.


You can find exotic gardens, ancient houses and mining history encircled by a much-loved coastline.


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