South West

Kingston Lacy house in Dorset

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

The Fal river on an autumn woodland walk

Autumn colour in the South West 

A rainbow of colour spreads across the South West in the autumn. Find some of the best spots to discover this year's autumn colour.

Places to go this autumn

Costumed interpreter dressed as a medieval solder with children at Corfe Castle, Dorset

October half term in the South West 

The nights are drawing in and there's a nip in the air; it won't be long until the kids break up for the October school holidays. Here are a selection of fun things you can get up to with the family in each county across the South West this half term.

Autumn brings spectacular light and colour to Kingston Lacy in Dorset

Find a place to visit 

In the South West you're never far from a National Trust garden, house or countryside walk.

A birds eye view of Lundy island

Safeguarding Lundy’s fragile nature – 50 years on 

Lundy is now one of Britain’s most precious island havens for both wildlife and people. But 50 years ago this remote, granite outcrop was in sad decline. Working in close partnership with The Landmark Trust, who manage the island on a day-to-day basis, an enormous amount for Lundy’s wildlife and heritage has been done, with more still to come.

Visitors pick up fallen apples in the orchard at Killerton, Devon

What's on 

There are hundreds of events happening across the South West, including outdoor theatre, bee trails and book festivals.

Apples, orchards and forts

A group on a tour along the Tin Coast

People's Landscapes in the South West 

This year, the National Trust is launching People’s Landscapes, a series of events and activities that will explore landscapes where people came together to seek dramatic social change.

Top places to go walking

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