Places in the South West you need to book

Some of the places we care for in the South West need to be booked in advance, with several offering guided tours or introductory talks. Read on to find out more.




A close up view of the desk in the poetry study at Max Gate

Max Gate 

Max Gate is the house that Thomas Hardy, a trained architect, designed for himself and lived in until his death in 1928. Will sitting at the desk in his study inspire you to write?



Wellington Monument

Wellington Monument 

Standing high on the Blackdown Hills, the Wellington Monument, at 175ft, is the tallest three-sided obelisk in the world. The story of its origins, and shambolic construction, repeats itself in the story of its conservation and repair up to the present day.