National Trust & English Heritage

Devon & Cornwall has a plethora of beautiful National Trust properties & gardens to visit, these Include:

Arlington Court (35 miles)

A fine Regency house and home of the carriage museum, with an extensive range of horse drawn vehicles.
Arlington, near Barnstaple, Devon EX31 4LP
Telephone: 01271 850296

Castle Drogo (34 miles)

Designed by Edward Lutyens, Castle Drogo is the last castle to be built in Britain, standing high and proud on Dartmoor.

Drewsteignton, near Exeter, Devon EX6 6PB
Telephone: 01647 433306

Lanhydrock (37 miles)

A late Victorian country house and gardens Lanhydrock is the perfect country estate.
Experience the changes of the house throughout the years of the First World War.

Bodmin, Cornwall PL30 5AD
Telephone: 01208 265950

Cotehele (33 miles)

Beautiful Tudor House and gardens, with an excellent collection of textiles and armour. There is also Cotehele Quay where you will find the restored Tamar sailing barge ‘Shamrock’.

St Dominick, near Saltash, Cornwall PL12 6TA
Telephone: 01579 351346

Buckland Abbey (35 miles)

Built in the 13th century and later home to the Elizabethan seafarer Sir Richards Grenville and Sir Francis Drake. A beautifully furnished house, with fine gardens, orchards and meadows.

Yelverton, Devon PL20 6EY
Telephone: 01822 853607

Lydford Gorge (26 miles)

With spectacular 30m Whitelady waterfall, long and short walks through the oak wooded gorge and following the meandering river Lyd.

Lydford, near Tavistock, Devon EX20 4BH
Telephone: 01822 820320

Finch Foundry (26 miles)

The last working water powered forge in England, and set in beautiful Darmoor village of Sticklepath, once used for tool supporting local agriculture and mining needs.

Sticklepath, Okehampton, Devon EX20 2NW
Telephone 01837 84004

Killerton House (48 miles)

A wonderful 18th century house set amidst landscape gardens and parkland. The house is also home to an historic costume collection.

Broadclyst, Exeter, Devon EX5 3LE
Telephone: 01392 881345

English Heritage

Although all are now ruined, the local castles managed by English Heritage make for a great visit.


Tintagel Castle (23 miles)

Said to be the legendary birthplace of King Arthur and has a spectacular location on Cornwall’s Atlantic coastline. A rugged trail is used to reach the island and explore the ruins of this ancient castle.
Bossiney Road, Tintagel, Cornwall – PL34 0HE
Okehampton Castle (23 miles)
Amid the foothills of Dartmoor. with woodland walks and riverside picnic area.

Castle Lodge, Okehampton, Devon – EX20 1JA

Launceston Castle (18 miles)

Dominating the surrounding landscape. A climb to the top of the tower will provide for viewing of the spectacular Cornish landscape.

Castle Lodge, Launceston, Cornwall – PL15 7DR

Also Worth a Visit

Charlestown (52 miles)

The harbour village of Charlestown was a Georgian ‘new town’, a port development planned and built between 1790 and1810. Charlestown also include the “Shipwreck” museum.

PL25 3NJ

Morwhellan Quay (30 miles)

A World Heritage site, Morwhellan Quay is home to The Edwardian Farm, and provides a living history, of the late Victorian and Edwardian eras.

Morwellham Quay, Tavistock, Devon PL19 8JL

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