English Riviera

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

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English Riviera gardens to explore this autumn

Acer with vibrant red leaves at Overbecks in South Devon

Overbeck's autumn colour

As summer bows out and autumn takes her place with a flourish of golden colours, the garden makes a sigh and settles into the slow pace of a new season. Peace and tranquility returns along each pathway as the buzz of summer recedes.

Half-term in the English Riviera

Halloween this October

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 tide going out at Mill Bay

Simple strolls and longer walks around the English Riviera 

There are plenty of walks to choose from around the English Riviera - including garden strolls, riverside rambles, woodland walks and coastal clambers.

Family in the house at Stourhead in Wilthsire

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Discover somewhere to visit using our search. In the South West you're never far from somewhere to explore.

A water vole

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.

Child apple picking in the orchard

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

All about apples


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


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English Riviera

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