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Buckland Abbey

Medieval Beast Hunt

Tue 23 May 2017
10:00-16:30
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.
Lanhydrock

Discover more on a free garden tour

Tue 23 May 2017
11:00-11:30
If you'd like to find out more about Lanhydrock's beautiful listed garden, then come along to one of our free garden tours.
Cotehele

Home from Home in Cotehele Gallery

Tue 23 May 2017
11:00-17:00
An exhibition featuring handmade mirrors, clocks, wallpaper, textiles, porcelain, lighting and furniture.
Lanhydrock

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

Tue 23 May 2017
11:00-17:00
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...
Cotehele

First World War exhibition at Cotehele - Home and Away

Tue 23 May 2017
11:00-16:00
Cotehele's First World War exhibition features photos, trench art and personal items loaned from members of the local community.
Buckland Abbey

House Tours

Wed 24 May 2017
11:30-13:00
Join one of our knowledgeable volunteers for an in-depth tour of the Abbey. Places limited - places on a first come, first served basis. Meet in Visitor Welcome.

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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