English Riviera

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

Places to visit

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Runners in the English Riviera countryside

Early summer spots in the English Riviera 

Longer, lighter evenings and brighter starts in the morning mean summer is starting to bloom. Why not get outdoors to soak up the summer feeling at a place near you?

Things to do on the English Riviera

A family group on the rose bridge at Mottisfont, Hampshire

Half term fun around Devon 

Make it a half-term to remember - throw pebbles in the sea, run through parkland or explore a castle. There are plenty of places to make memories in Devon.

More from the South West

Great spring gardens in the English Riviera

View of the Dart Estuary downstream from Greenway, Devon, which was the holiday home of the crime writer Agatha Christie

Exploring the great outdoors at Greenway

With summer fast approaching there are lots of ways to explore the great outdoors at Greenway, and see the highlights of nature and wildlife at this time of year. From canoeing to joining the dawn chorus walk, find out the different ways you could explore.



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


Moorland, woods, cycle trails, historic houses, gardens and coast are all close to this maritime city.


There are country house estates and glorious Devon gardens, quirky homes and stories to uncover near Exeter