Around Exmoor

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

Places to visit

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Kingston Lacy in Wimborne, Dorset

Find a place to visit 

In the South West you're never far from a National Trust garden, house or countryside walk.

The Drake portrait

Sir Francis Drake comes home to Buckland Abbey 

A rare opportunity to see this wonderful Elizabethan portrait exhibited in his former Devon home.

Upcoming events


Express Beach Clean

Sun 21 Jul 2019
Join our beach rangers for an express beach clean on Woolacombe beach, every Sunday morning throughout July and August.
Dunster Castle

Civil War weekend with the Taunton Garrison

Sun 21 Jul 2019
Step back in time with Taunton Garrison.
Fyne Court

Nature Trails

Sun 21 Jul 2019
This summer try out fun nature trails around Fyne Court. Discover more about birds, butterflies and animals that live in the UK.
Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum

Bee trail

Sun 21 Jul 2019
Take a gentle stroll around the garden and pleasure grounds and find out more about the bees we're encouraging at Arlington, including their favourite plants to pollinate. Pick up anytime from reception.

Rockpool Rambles

Sun 21 Jul 2019
Can you tell your seahares from your starfish? Join our Beach Rangers to explore the wonderful rockpools of Combesgate Beach, near Woolacombe.
Heddon Valley

Heddon Orchard workshop Artist in Residence: Lynn Worthington

Mon 22 Jul 2019
Meet Lynn and find out more about how she creates her art
Solsbury Hill

What's on 

There are hundreds of events happening across the South West, including outdoor theatre, bee trails and book festivals.

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