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A family picnic on the lawn at Saltram

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

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Enjoying spring outside

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Children playing in the Bide Brook and a dog walker in the village Lacock in Wiltshire

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Buckland Abbey

Medieval Beast Hunt

Sat 19 Aug 2017
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.
Lydford Gorge

Wild sculpture scavenger hunt

Sat 19 Aug 2017
When you visit the gorge over the summer holidays see how many wild sculptures you can spot on your walk.

1950's Summer of Play Trail

Sat 19 Aug 2017
Kids...grab a trail sheet from the welcome center and go on a 1950's inspired trail around the garden.
Buckland Abbey

The Art of Reflection

Sat 19 Aug 2017
Explore the spirituality, tranquillity and ephemeral flamboyance of Buckland Abbey reflected in the sumptuous mirrored art of Andrew Logan.

Incunables: the infancy of printing as seen in the Lanhydrock library

Sat 19 Aug 2017
Incunables is a term that refers to early books printed in Europe before 1501. Lanhydrock has 28 of this type of book, unusually high for a private collection. This exhibition in the historic Gallery will draw on the library collection in order...

Sunlight and Shadows in Cotehele Gallery

Sat 19 Aug 2017
An exhibition featuring intricate silver wirework, bronze sculpture, glass, paintings and more.

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

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English Riviera

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