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

Places to visit

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View at Parke, Dartmoor, Devon

Where to wander? Early summer spots  

Why not get outdoors to soak up the summer feeling at a place near you?

Outdoors around Devon

Spring and summer fun


Here's a look at where you can swing, jump and play

Here's a pick of the best spots to swing, jump and run - all within an hour's drive of Exeter. Have a sneak preview of what's in store when you come to explore near you.

Top spots for spring

Writing Places

We're looking for a Writer in Residence 

Interested in being a Writer in Residence at Greenway, Devon or Hardy's Cottage in Dorset? Find out more here.

Find a place to visit 

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

More from the South West

Upcoming events


Jurassic Paddle

Sat 27 May 2017
Some would say that the Jurassic Coast is best explored from the water - and now's your chance to see this incredible area from a new perspective.


Sat 27 May 2017
A free 5k run once a week for all abilities. The run starts on the drive to Parke House. Don't forget to register with Parkrun Further information on 01626 834748 (weekdays only) or

Killerton parkrun

Sat 27 May 2017
Join our free friendly 5K family run every Saturday of the year, 9am start. It's not a race but a timed run along the same off-road course each week marshalled by volunteers. Supervised children and dogs on leads are welcome to join in too.
Lydford Gorge

Half-term nature trail

Sat 27 May 2017
Nature trail focusing on the birds, bees and bugs that live at the gorge.
Buckland Abbey

Medieval Beast Hunt

Sat 27 May 2017
March past a moldiwarpe, catch a coney and hunt for a herinacius. Come along to Buckland Abbey and track down the medieval beasts on our estate walks.

Tasty half term fun

Sat 27 May 2017
Run of some of that excess energy by visiting Knightshayes this half-term. Join a trail around our kitchen garden and find out all about where your food comes from and where all the food we grow goes.

Public notices in Devon 

Following The Charity Commission’s Direction the National Trust (in common with all charities) must give public notice of disposals of leases and easements of inalienable land held for charitable purposes for a term of more than 35 years



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


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