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Christmas in Devon

A wreath hanging on a door at Trelissick, Cornwall

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Winter walks in Devon

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.

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Festive family trail

Sun 11 Dec 2016
Pop into the Welcome Centre and pick up this years festive family trail around the house and garden.

Enchanted Christmas

Sun 11 Dec 2016
Brighten up dark winter nights with a stroll around the enchanted illuminated gardens and see the house magically decorated throughout with inspiration taken from some well-known fairy tales.

Christmas at Killerton: House timed tickets for A 'Grimm' Christmas

Sun 11 Dec 2016
See sparkling displays in the mansion inspired by five classic fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm.
Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum

Festive natural decorations (including wreaths)

Sun 11 Dec 2016
Join us for a class in making decorations from materials in your garden. Learn the basics of how to construct wreaths and natural decorations. Leave a piece of your work at Arlington for us to display and take home a creation for your home. All...
Buckland Abbey

Christmas at Buckland: The First Nowell

Sun 11 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.

Lyrical links in the Library

Sun 11 Dec 2016
An exhibition in the Library where you can explore how some of Cotehele's collection link to your favourite Christmas carols.


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