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.


St Michael's Mount

Iconic picturesque island crowned by medieval church and castle with views over the bay.

Greenway in the snow, Devon


At Greenway, the walled gardens, river views and romantic woodland combine to make up 'The loveliest place in the world' in the words of Agatha Christie. The relaxed and atmospheric Georgian house is set in the 1950s, when Agatha and her family would spend summers and Christmases here with friends, and is home to their extensive collections. Open on weekends only. If arriving by car, you will need to book in advance to secure a parking space.

Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds
Lodge Park and Sherborne Estate, Gloucestershire

Lodge Park

Lodge Park is England’s only surviving 17th-century grandstand, and was a place of parties and entertainment. Set in the expansive Bridgeman Landscape, discover Lodge Park’s rich history and the life of its passionate owner, John Dutton.

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.