Around Plymouth

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

Places to visit

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New Year, new you

The Valley Garden in spring at Cotehele, Cornwall

Beautiful gardens near Plymouth 

Wonderful gardens await in close proximity to Plymouth

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

Family times cycling the trails at Lanhydrock, Cornwall

Plymouth cycling routes 

The area around Plymouth is home to some unusual cycle trails.

Plymouth events

Upcoming events


A winter walk amongst the snowdrops

Tue 28 Feb 2017
As the snowdrops frame the pathways take some time for yourself and enjoy a brisk winter walk. Return on the 11th or 12th of March to plant a snow drop with our garden team.

Puddle Trail

Tue 28 Feb 2017
Get your wellies on for a splash around Saltram garden.

Home from Home in Cotehele Gallery

Tue 28 Feb 2017
An exhibition featuring handmade mirrors, clocks, wallpaper, textiles, porcelain, lighting and furniture.
Buckland Abbey

Conservation Munch Bunch

Tue 28 Feb 2017
Adventure indoors to help capture conservation beasties which our property team battle against on a daily basis. Can you help us to combat them all?
Buckland Abbey

Book Blind Date

Tue 28 Feb 2017
Fall in love with a pre-loved book from our bookshop this valentines.
Buckland Abbey

A Tudor Shrove Tuesday

Tue 28 Feb 2017
See the Tudor mistresses hard at work as they use up forbidden foods such as fat, butter and eggs to produce tasty pancakes before the start of lent.
Snowdrops at Prior Park

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

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


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