Around Plymouth

Moorland, woods, cycle trails, historic houses, gardens and coast close to this maritime city

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Autumn top picks

A little girl lies amongst orange autumn leaves

Family days out 

Autumn is the perfect time to get outside and enjoy the colours, collect conkers and play with the leaves. There are plenty of great outdoor spaces near Plymouth to stretch those legs this autumn.

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

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Plymbridge Woods


Sat 01 Oct 2016
Free weekly 5k run in the Plymbridge woodland.

Lanhydrock parkrun

Sat 01 Oct 2016
Enjoy this free family 5K around the parkland. It's not a race, but a timed run, suitable for everybody.
Buckland Abbey

Medieval Beast Hunt

Sat 01 Oct 2016
March past a moldiwarpe, catch a coney and hunt for a herinacius. Come along to Buckland Abbey and track down the medieval beasts on our estate walks.

First World War exhibition at Cotehele - On the Home Front

Sat 01 Oct 2016
Cotehele's First World War exhibition features photos, trench art and personal items loaned from members of the local community.
Buckland Abbey

Last chance to see Rembrandt

Sat 01 Oct 2016
Your last chance to pop in to unravel the tale of Buckland Abbey's Rembrandt before the exhibition closes.

Monarchy and the book

Sat 01 Oct 2016
An exhibition in the Gallery showing books from the Lanhydrock collection that were once owned by Royalty or have royal connections. House opening times apply.
Autumn pumpkins

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Places in the South West host everything from guided house tours and ranger days to apple days and half-term activities.

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