Around Plymouth

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

Places to visit

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Don't miss bluebell season

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Ideas for spring

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

Inspired by World Book Day

Ranger doing a beach clean at Woolacombe

Keeping our coastline clean 

Beach cleans are big part of our work to maintain the coast, and we're always looking for help.

Plymouth events

Upcoming events

Buckland Abbey

Art of Reflection - The Cosmic Egg

Mon 21 May 2018
A final flourish of the Art of Reflection exhibition

Nancy Belle boat trips from Cotehele Quay

Mon 21 May 2018
Climb aboard the 22ft 'Nancy Belle' and take a ride up the river.
Buckland Abbey

It's bluebell time

Mon 21 May 2018
A sea of bluebells covering the floor of the Great North Wood

Out of the shadows

Mon 21 May 2018
We're commemorating the 100th anniversary of women gaining a political voice through their right to vote by sharing the stories of some of the women who came before that time, bringing these women out from history's shadows.

A New Dawn in Cotehele Gallery

Mon 21 May 2018
Cotehele Gallery is dedicated to exhibiting and selling the work of West Country artists and craft makers. This exhibition features Paul Jackson, one of Britain's leading ceramicists in a show called 'Madrugada'.

Discover more on a free garden tour

Mon 21 May 2018
If you'd like to find out more about Lanhydrock's beautiful listed garden, then come along to one of our free garden tours.
Children on low ropes

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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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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