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?

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.

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 28 May 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

Nautical family trail

Sun 28 May 2017
Join in with this trail to learn more about the Chichester family and their nautical links from sailing to collecting model ships. Plus learn more about Sir Francis Chichester who single-handedly circumnavigated the globe fifty years ago.
Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum

Garden trail: Plants from around the world

Sun 28 May 2017
Look out for the information slates in the garden telling you about the different plants through the season.
Heddon Valley

Wildflower Trail

Sun 28 May 2017
Test your wildflower knowledge with this intriguing woodland trail for adults.
Heddon Valley

Family Butterfly Trail

Sun 28 May 2017
Enjoy a walk through the beautiful Heddon Valley down to the beach following the family butterfly trail.
Dunster Castle

'Have a go' Archery

Sun 28 May 2017
How good are you with bow and arrow? Try your hand at archery on the Green Court.
Find more places to explore


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.