English Riviera

Lush gardens and intriguing historic houses close by South Devon’s classic holiday coast

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Christmas on the English Riviera

Visitors walking through illuminated Coleton Fishacre garden at night

Coleton Aglow 

The garden at Coleton Fishacre will be aglow this Christmas. On selected days in December, you can see the exotic and dramatic garden filled with festive light, and explore the house decorated for a 1920s Christmas party at Coleton Aglow.

Father Christmas's helpers reading a story at Greenway

Father Christmas visits Greenway

On Saturdays 8, 15 and 22 December the big man himself will be giving out Christmas gifts in his grotto. His helpers will be telling festive stories and helping little-ones to write their Christmas letters to send in the Greenway Post.

Watching the sunrise on a winters morning

Devon winter walks, wellies optional

Devon has some truly beautiful winter walks, whether along the coastline or through the valleys, woodlands and fields, We've picked our favourite easy walks - great for blowing off the cobwebs. Welly boots are optional.

Enjoy a winter walk through the park at Saltram, Devon

Ideas for 'Twixmas' in Devon 

Where's best to blow away the cobwebs in between Christmas and New Year? Here are some ideas for things to do after all the festivities - from winter illuminations to great walking spots.

Visitors in the Dining Room at Christmas at Lanhydrock, Cornwall

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Artists LOW PROFILE piece of work for Women and Power

Women and Power - For Me, For Her, For You  

For me, for her, for you is a seven track audio work by artists LOW PROFILE - weaving together interviews, songs and recorded messages threaded together with new sound work by collaborator Neil Rose. It’s best when listened to in order, happy listening.

Meet Father Christmas in the South West

Find an event 

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

Ideas for Christmas

Devon

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

Plymouth

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Exeter

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English Riviera

Explore lush gardens and intriguing historic houses close by South Devon’s classic holiday coast