Water flows quickly under a bridge in the Heddon Valley

Remote and romantic landscapes rich in wildlife and walking trails, including craggy cliffs, wide open beaches, a castle home, a house full of collections. Please check opening times and dates before visiting.

Views of rugged landscapes, great walks or a nice spot for a good cup of tea, there are plenty of things to do around the Exmoor coast.

Christmas around Exmoor

Wintery day at Watersmeet


A dramatic river gorge in ancient woodland surroundings await. Why not warm up with a treat from the tea-room, open at weekends.

Winter illuminations

Percy the Park Keeper

Take part in Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail 

We're inviting you to embark on Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail at Arlington Court, Avebury, Buckland Abbey, Castle Drogo, Coleton Fishacre, Cotehele, Dunster Castle, Dyrham Park, Fyne Court, Godolphin, Greenway, Hidcote, Killerton Estate, Kingston Lacy, Knightshayes, Lacock, Lanhydrock, Montacute House, Newark Park, Parke, Prior Park, Saltram, Stourhead, Studland Bay, Trelissick, Trerice and Tyntesfield.

Join in the fun with Percy and his animal friends and give nature a helping hand as you make your way around beautiful gardens and parks - who will you come across on the way?

Christmas decorations at Buckland Abbey

Christmas days out in Devon and on Exmoor 

Places around Devon and Exmoor are adorned with decorations and bringing out the sparkle for your winter walks and family days out at Christmas.

Take a look at the top places to visit and festive experiences which took place across Devon in 2020. Check back here nearer the time to find out what's planned for Christmas 2021.

Snow on the east step at Montacute House

Christmas Days Out in Somerset 

There's something for everyone in and around Somerset at Christmas. Take a look at the top places to visit and festive experiences for 2021, and please check the property website for information about booking.

Breached shingle spit at Bossington

Walking on Exmoor

From short, simple strolls to more challenging hikes, why not explore Exmoor on foot?

Working for wildlife

Eating and staying

Past and present

Arlington Court

Intriguing Regency house and impressive collection of horse-drawn vehicles, set in a picturesque garden.

Dunster Castle

An ancient castle and comfortable country home with dramatic vistas and subtropical gardens.