Around Plymouth

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

Places to visit

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Making the most of spring

Bluebell spotting

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The Drake portrait

Sir Francis Drake comes home to Buckland Abbey 

This year the portrait of Sir Francis Drake, which belongs to the National Portrait Gallery, is at Buckland Abbey, offering a rare opportunity to see this wonderful Elizabethan portrait exhibited in his former Devon home.

Cyclists cycling through Plymbridge

Days out cycling 

Near Plymouth there are a variety of cycle trails for all abilities, great for getting active and making the most of the amazing countryside near the city.

Spring bulbs flowering at Tyntesfield

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

Groups of people outside the front of the house for a popular event at Arlington Court

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

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Cornwall

You can find exotic gardens, ancient houses and mining history encircled by a much-loved coastline.

Devon

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

English Riviera

Explore lush gardens and intriguing historic houses close by South Devon’s classic holiday coast