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There are some absolutely delightful castles, houses and gardens in the area. 

Wick Farm Gardens  Wick Farm Gardens
8-acre pleasure garden with many attractive features, arranged around house into rooms. Fernery, small ornamental pond, borders, sculptures, long border around lake with large variety of plants to attract butterflies and bees. Arboretum with over 300 varieties of trees. Ample seating, tropical oasis, croquet lawn. Art exhibition.  
Winsford Walled Garden Winsford Walled Garden
An inspirational garden full of summer colour and interesting planting. A large mature bamboo grove has a collection of many different varieties -probably the largest in the Westcountry. The two restored Victorian teak glasshouses are also a major feature of the gardens.
Hartland Abbey and Gardens 

Hartland Abbey
Lies across a narrow, sheltered valley which winds its way to the spectacular Atlantic Coast. Within a designated ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ visitors may wander around the beautiful gardens and grounds which lead to the rocky cove. Peacocks and guinea fowl roam at will, whilst donkeys and Black Welsh Mountain sheep graze the Old Deer Park.

 
Docton Mill Gardens  Docton Mill Gardens
9 Acres of beautiful gardens surrounding original working mill and mill pond. 1000M from coast and Spekes Mill Mouth where North Devons tallest waterfall tumbles into the sea.
Voted best Cream Tea in North Devon 
Tintagel Castle

Tintagel Castle
With its spectacular location on one of England's most dramatic coastlines, Tintagel is an awe-inspiring and romantic spot, a place of legends.

RHS Rosemoor

Rosemoor
Set deep in the lovely North Devon countryside, RHS Garden Rosemoor is a garden of national importance. Lady Anne Berry gifted Rosemoor to the RHS in 1988, since then, the original eight acres have been greatly developed into 65 acres of enchanting garden and woodlands.

The Eden Project

The Eden Project
More than just a green theme park, then? Eden is about connecting plants, people and places. We are a living demonstration of regeneration and we aim to reconnect people with their environments locally and globally. We don't have all the answers, we don't want to tell others what to think; what we do is invite people to explore their world afresh.

Castle Drogo

Castle Drogo
The 'last castle to be built in England', set above the Teign Gorge with dramatic views over Dartmoor.
One of the most remarkable works of architect Sir Edwin Lutyens.
Dramatic views over Dartmoor.
Highest National Trust garden at 900 feet.
Play croquet on the lawn.

Lydford Gorge

Lydford Gorge
Spectacular river gorge and waterfall.
Woodland trails through a deep-cut ravine alongside the river Lyd.
Thunderous 90 ft Whitelady waterfall.
'Walk the plank' over the Devil's Cauldron whirlpools.
Wildlife-watching hides located along the Railway Trail.

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Okehampton Castle

Okehampton Castle
One of the largest castle ruins in the South West is sited on a long, thin shale outcrop in a wooded valley on the northern edge of Dartmoor. The castle was probably built after 1068, and is mentioned in the Domesday Book (1086) as the centre of the estates of Baldwin de Brionne, Sheriff of Devon.

Tintagel Post Office

Tintagel Old Post Office
One of the Trust's most delightful medieval buildings, enhanced by a cottage garden.
600 year-old traditional Cornish Longhouse
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Set in enchanting cottage gardens.
Carefully restored Victorian post office.
Furnished with local oak furniture (some pieces as early as 16th-century).
Friendly, welcoming atmosphere.

Finch Foundry


Finch Foundry
Fascinating 19th-century water-powered forge in working order.
Set amidst Dartmoor's dramatic countryside.
Often humorous live machinery demonstrations.
'Four Villages Trail', a lovely circular walk starting at the foundry.

 

Launceston Castle  Launceston Castle
Set on a large natural mound, Launceston Castle dominates the surrounding landscape. Begun soon after the Norman Conquest, its focus is an unusual keep consisting of a 13th century round tower built by Richard, Earl of Cornwall, inside an earlier circular shell-keep.  

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