Christmas in Devon & Exmoor

There's plenty of Christmas cheer to be had around Devon and Exmoor this winter. From jingling bells, fairy tale magic, festive traditions, Christmas food and craft fairs to refreshing winter walks.

Wind in the willows will bring Christmas to life this year at Killerton near Exeter in Devon

Christmas at Killerton: Wind in the Willows

Stretch the magic of Christmas into the New Year with a visit to the Wild Wood and Wind in the Willows

A beautifully lit Christmas tree in a decadent room

Enchanted house 

This Christmas the house has become enchanted with decadently decorated trees and magical interventions.

Stars made by pupils from St Andrew's Primary School in the Great Barn at Buckland Abbey

Festive fun at Buckland

Find the perfect gift, indulge in delicious treats and enjoy the season's cheer at Buckland Abbey this Christmas.

Woman and child with Christmas tree

Christmas at Dunster Castle and Gardens 2016

Start a new family tradition this Christmas and see the castle and gardens like never before.

Knightshayes' interior dressed for Christmas

What's happening at Knightshayes over the festive season

You can make the most of the festive season at Knightshayes this year. From fairs, to stunning illuminations, we've got it covered. Find out what's happening this November and December.

Watching the sunrise on a winters morning

Devon winter walks, without wellies

Bracing winter walks on a cold morning are a wonderful way to start the day. Whether along the coastline or through the valleys, woodlands and fields, Devon has some truly beautiful winter walks. We've picked our favourite short walks that follow easy access paths, tarmac or gravel. Perfect whatever the weather, welly boots are optional.

A little girl in a pretty Christmas suit stares in wonder at the Christmas tree

Christmas at the Court

Join us at Arlington as we celebrate a traditional Victorian Christmas with wreath workshops, family activities and of course Father Christmas will be making a stop at the harness room.

On a clear day a view across Woolacombe bay rewards the walk

Walks around Woolacombe

Sea views stretch out before you with miles of pathways to discover whilst walking the many coastal routes around Woolacombe, Mortehoe and Ilfracombe.

Girl talking to Father Christmas

Christmas at Castle Drogo

Join us for festive fun including meeting Father Christmas and taking advantage of shopping away from the crowds.

Walkers on Bossington Hill on the Holnicote Estate, Somerset

Our favourite walks around Holnicote

A round-up of the various different walks around the Holnicote Estate.

The house at Coleton Fishacre lit for Christmas at Coleton Aglow

Coleton aglow

The garden at Coleton Fishacre is aglow this Christmas. On Fridays – Sundays from 1 to 17 December and Wednesdays - Sundays from 20 to 31 December, you can see the exotic and dramatic garden filled with festive light, and explore the house decorated for a 1920s Christmas party at Coleton Aglow.

Branscombe church in winter


Step back in time to the picturesque village of Branscombe, with boundless opportunities for strolls and rambles.

There is a wonderful circular walk around Little Dartmouth

A circular walk from Little Dartmouth

Enjoy a beautiful walk with far-reaching views. Take a detour and visit the secluded, sandy Compass Cove. Finish at the ruin of Gallants Bower, an old Civil War fort with impressive 360-degree views across the Dartmouth estuary and inland.

A misty morning over the Teign Valley seen from Castle Drogo

Explore the Teign Gorge

Follow the winding paths below the castle into the sheltered Teign Gorge. Explore this ancient gorge, teeming with wildlife on trails along the river.