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Things to do near our Residential Park Homes in the South West

Glenholt Park offers high class Residential Park Home accommodation in the South West of England. We recognise though that lifestyle is key to finding the right park home for you. Not only is Glenholt Park within easy reach of the historic city of Plymouth, it’s also within a short drive of some fantastic local attractions.

Here is just a selection of the places that you can visit from Glenholt Park

Mount Edgcumbe House & Country Park

Described as “Britain’s historic park by the sea”, Mount Edgcumbe can be reached by a 10-minute ferry ride from Plymouth and boasts over 7km of coastline for visitors to explore.

Whilst there you can visit the historic home and gardens, take a break in one of two cafes or visit the shopping village. For the more adventurous, there is even a coastal segway trail.

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National Marine Aquarium

Plymouth boasts the largest public aquarium in the UK which attracts over 300,000 visitors a year. As a charitable organisation they are committed to providing

It’s an intriguing environment, which features marine animals from all over the world and there is a focus on education and conservation.

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Tinside Lido

This striking attraction offers outdoor swimming in a saltwater pool, surrounded by stylish art deco, Grade II listed architecture.

It is perfectly located close to the harbour and is typically open to the public from late May until August.

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Dartmoor Zoological Park

Not only is this attraction home to a vast array of mammals, reptiles, birds and amphibians, it has also been the subject of a book and a Hollywood movie adaptation!

Since opening in 2006, the park and its origins have been documented in the book “We Bought a Zoo” by owner Benjamin Mee. This was later adapted into a movie starring Matt Damon who later visited the park and met with Benjamin.

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River Dart Country Park

If you have children with you, this park offers a safe, exciting, entertaining day out for all the family. It is set in over 90 acres of parkland within the Dartmoor National Park. Over 25 attractions – designed to appeal to the whole family – are included in the admission price.

This award-winning tourist attraction includes a Toddlers’ Beach as well as obstacle courses, slides, a pirate ship and more.

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Coleton Fishacre

This 1920’s country retreat near Kingswear is set in 24 acres of garden and forest and has been a National Trust property since 1982. The house was built between 1923 and 1926 by Oswald Milne for Rupert D’oyly Carte, whose father was the impresario behind the operettas of Gilbert & Sullivan.

It boasts a stunning Art Deco interior, with a number of artefacts that previously belonged to the D’Oyly Carte family. The attractive gardens are also great to explore in all seasons.

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South Devon AONB

The South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is one of the UK’s protected landscapes. It covers 337 square kilometres and includes much of the South Hams area of Devon.

It boasts outstanding views across over 60 miles of surrounding coastline, including beaches, estuaries and countryside.

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Totnes Castle

The castle is believed to date back to the 14th century and is one of the UK’s best-preserved examples of the Norman “motte and bailey” style castles.

It is operated by English Heritage and located within a short walk of the town of Totnes. By climbing to the top of the castle you can enjoy sweeping views across the town to the River Dart.

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Babbacombe Model Village

Known as one of Europe’s leading model villages, this attraction features a level of attention to detail that fascinates visitors of all ages. It is set in over 4 acres of award-winning gardens and features over 400 model buildings.

New attractions are added regularly and night-time visits are also recommended as a number of the displays feature illuminations. You can often enjoy a free return visit within 7 days to enable you to experience the village at night at no extra cost.

The village includes miniature versions of Stonehenge, a football stadium and a fire-breathing dragon!

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South Devon Railway

This award-winning railway is the longest established steam railway in the South West of England. It boasts seven miles of railway, dating back to 1892 and can be boarded from Buckfastleigh railway station.

By riding the railway, you can also add other local attractions to your day such as the Totnes Rare Breeds Farm, Dartmoor Otters and Buckfast Butterflies.

On certain dates you can even book Sunday Lunch or Afternoon Tea on the luxury dining train.

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We hope you’ll agree that even this small selection of local attractions demonstrates the great lifestyle on offer to residents of Glenholt Park. The South Devon area has much to offer for people of all ages and all of these locations can be visited on a day trip leaving you plenty of time to relax back at the park on the evening.

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