Across Devon, National Trust gardens are filling with colourful spring blooms, and houses are looking tip-top after their intensive winter cleans. Loads is going on this season from Easter adventures and family trails to tree planting and learning about veteran trees to guided art tours and much…Read More
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On Saturday, 2nd December, the medieval Great Barn at the National Trust’s Buckland Abbey, near Plymouth opens its doors for Christmas 2023 with an immersive Tudor Frost Fair display. The Great Tudor Frost Fair in the Great Barn has been inspired by the incredibly cold winters in the 16 th and 17 th…Read More
The Rose Garden at Buckland Abbey was only put in around the turn of the millennium as an Elizabethan-style Garden. Over the years, it has undergone several different planting designs and has now developed into a very modern rose garden. Find out more about the historic rose garden at Buckland Abbey…Read More
Across Devon, National Trust places are alive with the promise of warm summer days, lazy weekend picnics and trips out with family and friends. There are loads on offer this season, from wildflower walks to garden and art tours and garden theatre performances to family trails. What’s more, every…Read More
Image: Chris Lacey Across Devon, National Trust gardens are filling with colourful spring blooms, and houses are looking tip-top after their intensive winter cleans. There’s loads going on this season from Easter adventures and family trails to tree planting and learning about veteran trees to…Read More
The halls have been decked and trees trimmed, Christmastime is here. Gather your loved ones and step in from the cold this December for joy-filled days out with the National Trust in Torbay. A Winter’s Tide at Coleton Fishacre Weekends from 3-18 December, daily 27-31 December 2022 and 7-8 January…Read More
On select dates throughout December, visitors to Castle Drogo on Dartmoor will get to experience a 1920s Christmas party inspired by the festive traditions of the former owner, Julius Drewe and his family. Open every Friday to Sunday up to 18 Dec and then daily from 19 to 23 December, this is the…Read More
The National Trust has announced its largest ever wildflower grassland project as part of its efforts to help save this threatened habitat and tackle the nature and climate crises. In a project which will eventually create pockets of species rich grassland across 70 miles of the north Devon…Read More
The National Trust at Knightshayes in Devon is excited to announce the return of daily upstairs tours of its spectacular Gothic Revival house. Running throughout June, the volunteer-led tours offer an opportunity for visitors to visit the first floor at Knightshayes for the first time since 2019…Read More
The future of Castle Drogo, the last castle to be built in England, is secured after complex nine-ye
Following nine years of major conservation work, the National Trust’s ambitious project to save Castle Drogo, one of the country’s most iconic buildings, is complete. Castle Drogo is the last castle to have been built in Britain, between 1911 and 1931, by the renowned architect Edwin Lutyens. It was…Read More