Around Plymouth

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

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Christmas days out

A wreath hanging on a door at Trelissick, Cornwall

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Festive family trail

Thu 08 Dec 2016
Pop into the Welcome Centre and pick up this years festive family trail around the house and garden.

Enchanted Christmas

Thu 08 Dec 2016
Brighten up dark winter nights with a stroll around the enchanted illuminated gardens and see the house magically decorated throughout with inspiration taken from some well-known fairy tales.
Buckland Abbey

Christmas at Buckland: The First Nowell

Thu 08 Dec 2016
Celebrate the Christmas season as local NAFAs groups fill the barn with festive joy with their seasonal interpretation of the carol, The First Nowell.

December bird watch

Thu 08 Dec 2016
Discover the bird life in the gardens with our expert gardener Ian.

Lyrical links in the Library

Thu 08 Dec 2016
An exhibition in the Library where you can explore how some of Cotehele's collection link to your favourite Christmas carols.

The Father Christmas trail

Thu 08 Dec 2016
Follow the Father Christmas family trail through the woods and find clues along the way.

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Places in the South West host everything from guided house tours and ranger days to Father Christmas and festive markets.

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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