South West

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

Gatehouse, garden and house at Lanhydrock

Top summer days out in the South West 

Summer is here and though you can't always count on sunshine you can depend on a summer day out at one of these places. From colourful gardens, to peaceful walks and historical homes, which one will become part of your summer memories?

Poster for Illyria's performance of The Emperor's New Clothes

Family outdoor theatre

Tyntesfield and Illyria invite you to join us on the Croquet Lawn for their cheekiest show ever; The Emperor's New Clothes, on Saturday 19 August.

Make the most of summer

Family enjoying a summer picnic

Perfect picnic spots 

You're spoilt for choice of picnic spots in the South West. There are endless sands at Studland Beach, Dorset or thewoodlands and orchards of Lydford Gorge in Devon plus many more. Pack your picnic and find out for yourselves.

Our work in the South West

Children playing in the Bide Brook and a dog walker in the village Lacock in Wiltshire

Find a place to visit 

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

Inspiration for outdoor adventures

Visitors running at a National Trust site

Find an event 

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