South West

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

A Christmas tree and roaring fire at Lanhydrock, Cornwall

Christmas in the South West 

Christmas is a time for friends and family, getting stuck into the cooking and baking, plus maybe a spot of over-indulging. Here's a few ideas to help make Christmas special.

Kingston Lacy house in winter

A Medieval Christmas Party 

Ever wondered what Christmas was like in 1371? We've found evidence of the biggest royal festive party hidden in a mysterious Medieval mansion.

Inspiration for outdoor adventures

A wreath hanging on a door at Trelissick, 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.

Father Christmas, dressed in green, giving a gift to a child with Christmas tree in the background

Find an event 

Places in the South West host everything from guided house tours and ranger days to Father Christmas and festive markets.