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

Find a place to visit 

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


Puddle Trail

Tue 17 Jan 2017
Get your wellies on for a splash around Saltram garden.
Buckland Abbey

Volunteer Recruitment Day

Tue 17 Jan 2017
Have you ever thought about volunteering at Buckland Abbey? Volunteering can be a very rewarding experience and a way to learn new skills and make friends. Come for a chat, meet the team, enjoy some tea and find out how we can work together.

Volunteer recruitment day

Wed 18 Jan 2017
Learn about volunteering with us in 2017.

A winter walk amongst the snowdrops

Sat 21 Jan 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.
Buckland Abbey

Winter walks

Sat 21 Jan 2017
Dust off the cob webs and enjoy a self-led walk around the Buckland Abbey estate with the frosty crunchy leaves underneath your feet and a slice of delicious homemade cake in the restaurant.

Going digital - Explore your camera part 1 photography course

Sat 21 Jan 2017
Take a beginner's digital camera photography workshop.
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.

Find more places to explore


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