South West

Classic coastline, tropical gardens, iconic monuments and the great outdoors

Joyce, Lady Heathcoat-Amory

Women and Power - tell us your stories 

Who do you know in your community, in your family or in the public eye who use their position, or time and energy to make a difference to the lives of others? Perhaps you have been inspired by the stories from women’s history and the suffrage movement when visiting Women & Power exhibitions at National Trust places?

Signs of spring

Stories from the places we care for

Visitors carrying their luggage

Reasons to book a trip to England today 

As we head into spring, what's better than taking a trip away? Better still when you haven't got far to go. Disclaimer: this article may lead to the uncontrollable urge to book a holiday in Britain.

Walkers enjoy Killerton's garden in spring

Spring walks by county 

The outdoors begins to transform in the spring as colour returns to the landscape and the temperature starts to warm up. It's a great time of year for getting outdoors and exploring on foot.

Family at Woolacombe beach

Keeping our coastline clean

Litter has always been a big problem in the coast and countryside - find out more about how we are tackling this problem in North Devon, and ways that you can get involved.

Ideas for mindfulness and well being

Springtime in the gardens of Lanhydrock, Cornwall

Find a place to visit 

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

Children on low ropes

Find an event 

Places in the South West host everything from guided house tours and ranger days to walks and runs.

The Mewstone at Wembury

Healthy, beautiful natural environment 

When nature and wildlife can move freely between habitats, they flourish. Without this freedom, they suffer. Our coastal ambition is to join up the coastline, working with partners to make a link around the coast so wildlife can prosper.