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

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Walks around Devon and Exmoor

Play time this autumn

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!

All about apples

Family in the house at Stourhead in Wilthsire

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.

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

Upcoming events


Autumn Antics Trail

Sun 21 Oct 2018
Pick up our nature trail that will guide you around kitchen garden and garden this October half term.
Lydford Gorge

Hallowe'en Trail

Sun 21 Oct 2018
Creep through witch's wood following the spooky trail, can you escape the clutches of the creepy crawlies to gain your prize?
Bideford Bay and Hartland

Brownsham Family Nature Trail

Sun 21 Oct 2018
Follow this gentle nature trail through the beautiful Beckland Woods in search of the hidden clues. Can you find them all?
A la Ronde

Creative crafts family trail

Sun 21 Oct 2018
Papercrafts, sculptures, painting and music - the women of A la Ronde were very creative. Be inspired by their creations and have a go at making your own on this crafty autumn trail to win a prize.

Harvest trail at Greenway

Sun 21 Oct 2018
A special trail has been created by Writer-in-Residence, J. R. Carpenter. Can your little-ones follow the clues around Greenway garden on this harvest-themed trail with a literary twist? You can claim a small prize when you've finished.
Heddon Valley

Heddon Valley History Trail

Sun 21 Oct 2018
Discover more about the hidden history of Heddon Valley with this informative self-led walking trail for adults.


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

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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