Jurassic Coast holidays and days out

 View of Burton Cliff and Beach, Dorset, looking East taken in late winter sunlight

95 miles of Devon and Dorset coast with great walks, beaches, cliffs, hills and villages

Places to visit

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Slepe Heath in Purbeck, Dorset

Jurassic Coast winter walks 

The perfect walks for a brisk winter's day.

A Christmas tree and roaring fire at Lanhydrock, Cornwall

Christmas in the South West 

Magnificent houses with Father Christmas, warm mince pies at the tea-room, frosty walks waiting to be discovered.

Festive interior design trends seen through the collection

Planning a holiday?

Christmas presents around the base of a decorated Christmas tree

Find a place to visit 

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

Meeting Father Christmas

Find an event 

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

Upcoming events

Studland Bay

David Bailey 'Wildlife Wanderer' Photographic exhibition

Sat 18 Nov 2017
Come and enjoy a selection of beautiful wildlife images taken by David Bailey, celebrated wildlife photographer, outside Knoll Beach café during November and December.
Studland Bay

Seashore Scavengers

Sun 19 Nov 2017
On the third Sunday of every month help clear litter from Studland Beach and enjoy a stroll along the sand at the same time. A great free social activity whilst doing your bit for the environment.
Studland Bay


Sun 26 Nov 2017
Trust10 is a free monthly trail run across selected National Trust sites, open to both members and non members. Come along with your friends and family, explore the landscape and enjoy a challenging multi terrain run involving some public roads.

Countryside Ranger day: Hedgelaying

Sat 02 Dec 2017
Join us as a Countryside Volunteer Ranger for the day at Lower Halsdon Farm in Exmouth.
Studland Bay

Talk: Meet David Bailey 'Wildlife Wanderer'

Sun 03 Dec 2017
Celebrate the launch of David Bailey's new book, 'Wildlife wanderer' by joining David for an interactive and engaging talk taking you through the highs and lows of being a wildlife photographer.
Corfe Castle

Tudor Christmas: Storytelling

Sat 09 Dec 2017
Join our Lord of Misrule on a journey through the romantic ruins. Find out about the rich history of Tudor traditions and maybe participate in a play or a game or two. Please note storytelling on 21st December will end at 4pm.


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


Home to everything from an island, ancient coasts and hidden gems to a castle and Italian palace.