Remote and romantic landscapes, including a castle home and a house full of collections

Places to visit

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People on the rocks at Highveer Point, between Heddon Valley and Woody Bay, North Devon

Where to wander? Early summer spots 

Summer is starting to bloom. Why not get outdoors to soak up the summer feeling at a place near you?

Spring walks around Exmoor


Here's a look at walking spots in North Devon and on Exmoor

From coast to moor, we've picked out four spots for a walk in North Devon and on Exmoor, all within approximately an hour's drive of each other.

Unusual modes of getting around on Exmoor

More from the South West

Children playing in the Bide Brook and a dog walker in the village Lacock in Wiltshire

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

Upcoming events

Dunster Castle

A trail of tales - family trail

Sun 25 Jun 2017
Step back in time to meet the inhabitants of Dunster Castle and discover their stories on this family trail.
Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum

Garden trail: Plants from around the world

Sun 25 Jun 2017
Look out for the information slates in the garden telling you about the different plants through the season.
Dunster Castle

Civil War Weekend

Sun 25 Jun 2017
Step back in time with Taunton Garrison.
Heddon Valley

High Brown Fritillary Trail

Sun 25 Jun 2017
Learn more about the rare High Brown Fritillary and where to spot them in this informative trail for adults.
Dunster Castle

Invasion 1588

Sun 25 Jun 2017
The threat of the Spanish Armada is looming and we're preparing to defend the Castle.
Dunster Castle

Dunster Castle Uncovered

Sun 25 Jun 2017
Go behind the ropes on this special tour.
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From Tudor houses and hidden gardens to tors, gorges and natural piers, see what Somerset has to offer.


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