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

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Christmas in Devon

A wreath hanging on a door at Trelissick, Cornwall

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Father Christmas, dressed in green, giving a gift to a child with Christmas tree in the background

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Places in the South West host everything from guided house tours and ranger days to Father Christmas and festive markets.

Upcoming events

Dunster Castle

After Hours Festive Shopping

Sun 04 Dec 2016
Browse the Stables shop to find that perfect present.
Dunster Castle

Christmas Through the Ages and Illuminated Garden Winter Walk

Fri 09 Dec 2016
Spectacularly lit and dressed for Christmas, explore the castle and then follow the illuminated trail around the grounds.
Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum

Festive natural decorations (including wreaths)

Sat 10 Dec 2016
Join us for a class in making decorations from materials in your garden. Learn the basics of how to construct wreaths and natural decorations. Leave a piece of your work at Arlington for us to display and take home a creation for your home. All...
Coleridge Cottage

A Georgian Christmas

Sat 10 Dec 2016
Discover the sights, sounds and smells of a traditional Georgian Christmas
Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum

Father Christmas

Sun 11 Dec 2016
Come to our festive grotto in the stables at the carriage museum and meet our traditional green Father Christmas. All good girls and boys will receive a present. Plus enjoy the festive decorations and be inspired to make your own.
Dunster Castle

Father Christmas at the Castle

Sat 17 Dec 2016
Visit Father Christmas at his castle grotto.
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