Easy days out around Devon

Space to run, historic houses and miles of pathways to explore. There are plenty of great places for a day out around Devon, why not see where you can visit near you?

Buckland Abbey on a snowy day

Buckland Abbey

Read about this 700-year-old house, which was once the home of Sir Francis Drake, and see what you can enjoy during your day out.

Visitors in the garden in autumn at Knightshayes, Devon

Knightshayes

A Victorian country house in Devon surrounded by acres of glorious gardens and parkland. A great cafe too.

The house and surrounding garden at Greenway in winter

Greenway

Discover Greenway, the beloved holiday home of Agatha Christie, on the banks of the River Dart in Devon.

Enjoying the festivities at Killerton

Killerton

A family home and great estate. Wander round a glorious landscape garden, climb a big hill or explore the fine 18th-century house.

The side view of Coleton Fishacre house in autumn

Coleton Fishacre

Travel back in time to the 1920s at the country home of the D'Oyly Carte family, built in the Arts & Crafts style and imbued with Art Deco elegance. In the RHS-accredited garden viewpoints give glimpses out to sea, and exotic plants thrive in the sheltered valley.

The front of Saltram house

Saltram House 

Saltram overlooks the River Plym and is set in a rolling landscape park that provides precious green space on the outskirts of Plymouth. Strolling along the riverside or through the woodland, you can almost forget that the city lies so close.

A view of Arlington Court across the lawn on a summer morning

Arlington Court 

Intriguing Regency house and impressive collection of horse-drawn vehicles including a golden carriage. All set in a picturesque garden.

Explore the Buckland Abbey estate

Family fun at Buckland Abbey 

There's plenty of summer fun to be had at the home of Sir Francis Drake near Tavistock.

Sunset at Overbecks

Overbeck's

A tropical garden with stunning sea views awaits at Overbeck's near Salcombe.

ALR_Scaffolding House

A la Ronde

Quirky 18th-century, 16 sided house with fascinating interior decoration and collections

Finch Foundry, Devon

Finch Foundry 

Explore the last working water-powered forge in England.