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Burton Art Gallery Bideford

Bideford Railway Museum

The Old Station, East-the-Water, Bideford. Tel: 01237 423585.

See the replica signal box housing fascinating artifacts and displays of local railway interest, plus vehicles outside on a re-laid length of track as well as information on the adjacent Tarka Trail.

Burton Art Gallery and Museum

Kingsley Road, Bideford. Tel: 01237 471455.

A fascinating collection of local arts and crafts, artifacts relating to the history of the town, ceramics, models of the Bideford Long Bridge and ships plus a regular programme of exhibitions.

Dartington Crystal

Great Torrington. Tel: 01805 626266.

See the world famous glassware being made. Factory tours, museum and family activity centre, restaurant and factory shops.

Docton Mill & Gardens

Lymebridge, Hartland, nr Bideford. Tel: 01237 441369.

Situated Docton Mill & Gardens takes its character from its surroundings - a secluded valley. The eight-acre garden is created around the original millstream and include an exceptional bog garden, perennial borders, orchard and natural woodland.

The Merry Harriers Garden Centre and Gnome reserve

Woolfardisworthy. Tel: 01237 431611.

Meet over two thousand gnomes and pixies set in the gardens of Merry Harriers centre.

Hartland Abbey

Hartland, nr Bideford. Tel: 01237 441264.

Fascinating 12th Century lived-in family house with beautiful gardens and woodland walk to Atlantic Cove.

Plough Arts Centre

Fore Street, Great Torrington. Tel: 01805 622552.

A multi-media centre with a varied programme of cinema, theatre, music plus an Art and Craft Gallery.

RHS Garden Rosemoor

Great Torrington. Tel: 01805 624067

An enchanting garden to which visitors return time and time again for gardening inspiration or a tranquil place to relax.

Tapeley Park

Instow, nr Bideford. Tel: 01271 342371/860528.

35 acres of gardens including an Italian terrace garden, walled kitchen garden and woodland walks to the lakes. A labyrinth reached by a new walk.

Winsford Walled Garden

Halwill Junction, nr Holsworthy. Tel: 01409 221477.

Winsford Walled Garden is an extraordinary late Victorian garden in two very distinct parts. In 1885 these included a Victorian walled flower garden and a Victorian kitchen garden surrounded by 13 Victorian greenhouses. Winsford has moved forward to create something unique and progressive, while using sympathetic conservation to preserve historic Victorian horticultural features which are as relevant today as they were when they were built. Sadly, Winsford closed to the public in 2018 but groups can book an appointment to visit.

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