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

Places to visit

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Places to go this autumn

Half-term and Halloween fun

Autumn brings spectacular light and colour to Kingston Lacy in Dorset

Find a place to visit 

In the South West you're never far from a National Trust garden, house or countryside walk.

Family group at Trerice

Heritage Open Days 2019 

From 13-22 September 2019, the Heritage Open Days festival returns with a packed programme of activities. This annual festival celebrates our diverse history, architecture and culture, so you can visit many of the places we care for entirely for free.

Upcoming events

Buckland Abbey

Heritage Open Day

Sun 15 Sep 2019
Never visited the Abbey & estate or simply haven't visited for many years? Heritage open day means free entry for all into the house & grounds.

Rena Gardiner: Art and inspiration

Sun 15 Sep 2019
Discover the work of print-artist Rena Gardiner within the landscape which inspired it.

Water and Colour in Cotehele Gallery

Sun 15 Sep 2019
The summer exhibition features watercolour paintings, mirrors, ceramics glass and more.
Heddon Valley

Heddon Valley History Trail

Sun 15 Sep 2019
Discover more about the hidden history of Heddon Valley with this informative self-led walking trail for adults.
Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum

Photography trail

Sun 15 Sep 2019
Explore Arlington through the camera's lens with a brand new photography trail inside and outside. Compare the old with the new, see previously unseen photographs, and share your own pictures with us.

Exploring the trauma of combat through the World War One heritage of Overbeck's

Sun 15 Sep 2019
A joint exhibition with Combat Stress telling the stories and experiences of soldiers affected by the trauma of World War One and their convalescence at the Red Cross VAD Hospital at Overbeck’s.
Visitors pick up fallen apples in the orchard at Killerton, Devon

What's on 

There are hundreds of events happening across the South West, including outdoor theatre, bee trails and book festivals.

Apples, orchards and forts

A visitor walking through the grounds of a National Trust site in the autumn

Autumn walks around Devon  

Wrap up warm and see the autumn colours on some of these favourite walks in Devon.


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