English Riviera

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

Places to visit

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A family playing croquet at Greenway

Summer holiday days out on the English Riviera 

Picnics, beaches, games, trails in houses, woodlands, gardens and parkland and rainy day fun. There's something to keep everyone entertained around the English Riviera during the summer holidays.

Kingston Lacy in Wimborne, Dorset

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

Laura and George Ridding and Sylvia Pankhurst portrait images

Faces of Change: Votes for Women 

Rare portraits of Devon women who were influential in the suffrage campaign will be on display at Killerton from August to October. In partnership with the National Portrait Gallery, an incredible array of photographs and paintings are being displayed at Killerton in Devon celebrating key figures in the national campaign for women’s suffrage.

A ranger guides a father and daughter rockpooling at Wembury, South Devon

Find an event 

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

Ideas for mindfulness and well being

Devon

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

Plymouth

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

Exeter

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