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Two people stand in the porch of Saltram house infront of a big christmas tree

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

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Christmas days out near by

Knightshayes in the winter sunset from South terrace

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A Christmas tree and roaring fire at Lanhydrock, Cornwall

Christmas in the South West 

Magnificent houses with Father Christmas, warm mince pies at the tea-room, frosty walks waiting to be discovered.

Festive interior design trends seen through the collection

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Enchanted Christmas

Sat 16 Dec 2017
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: Elizabethan Feast and Festivity

Sat 16 Dec 2017
Celebrate the Christmas season as local NAFAS groups fill the barn with festive joy with a seasonal celebration of Elizabethan tales and traditions

Booking for the Christmas flower garland at Cotehele

Sat 16 Dec 2017
When the residents of Cotehele first hung a modest Christmas display in the hall in the 1950s, little did they know how their simple decoration would turn into the magnificent tradition it is today. BOOKING ESSENTIAL between 25 Nov - 24 Dec.
Buckland Abbey

Christmas Naturemake

Sat 16 Dec 2017
Join Naturemake this festive season and learn how to create magical Christmas decorations and fairy worlds from natural materials.

Time for Bed nature trail at Cotehele

Sat 16 Dec 2017
Follow the Time for Bed family trail through the woods to celebrate nature's dormant period at this time of year.

All That Glitters in Cotehele Gallery

Sat 16 Dec 2017
The winter exhibition is a coming together of regular and new artists to celebrate the festive period with shine and sparkle to illuminate the imagination.
Meeting Father Christmas

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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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English Riviera

Explore lush gardens and intriguing historic houses close by South Devon’s classic holiday coast