Waterfalls, lakes and adventure play

We are CLOSED for the Winter. We will re- open on Monday, 18th March 2024 Christmas Gift Experiences For a memorable gift idea, give an experience, whether it’s a day out for the family to our beautiful estate or a cream tea for two in our lakeside kitchen. Click through to view our gift tickets.  […]


Canonteign Falls is a stunning natural attraction in the heart of Devon. Visit us for peaceful walks among the waterfalls and lakes and family fun in the gardens and playgrounds. Escape the crowds and experience the highest waterfall in Dartmoor National Park.   For garden lovers, the Victorian Fern Garden is a historic snapshot of the […]

Canonteign Falls more than 200 years of History!

Experience the beautiful blend of nature and history that makes Canonteing Falls so captivating. From Vice Admiral Edward Pellew’s legacy to Lady Exmouth’s visionary endeavours, Canonteign Falls has an extraordinary past just waiting to be uncovered. Back in 1811, Vice Admiral Edward Pellew, known for his heroic accomplishments, acquired the Canonteign Estate, leaving a lasting […]

Easter Family Fun at Canonteign Falls – Friday 29th March – Sunday 14th April

Enjoy a fun family day out this Easter with us at Canonteign Falls. Discover the highest waterfall in the South West with spectacular views across the Devon countryside. With waterfalls, lakes, adventure playgrounds and lakeside café, there is fun and discovery for the whole family!  We have a special children’s Easter egg trail with prize […]


Natural waterfalls have been a feature of the Canonteign Estate for generations, but the existing Lady Exmouth falls are the product of a kindhearted notion in Victorian times. In the 1880s, the silver and tin mines which had made this part of Devon very prosperous were under threat of closure.  Lady Susan, wife of the […]

The Victorian Fern Garden

This mysterious and atmospheric garden appears almost lost in time, explore its cascading stream and National Collection of ferns in this magical hanging valley. Canonteign’s Fern Garden is a magnificent example of the Victorian obsession with ferneries. Tucked away in a hanging valley, high above the Estate, the full extent of the garden itself wasn’t […]

Mid Devon Advertiser: Open Day Sheds Light on Mysterious Fern Garden

  CANONTEIGN’S fern garden was host to a National Plant Collection open day on the weekend, as fern curator and pteridological expert Julian Reed showed visitors around the Estate’s historic and unique collection of ferns.  ‘It was very successful,’ said Julian, ‘we had people from all over the region come to the fern garden to […]


Canonteign’s seven lakes meander lazily through the fields and meadows of the Estate.   Lily Lake with its beautiful pagoda sits in the centre of the site, surrounded by rhododendrons.  It’s home to some spectacular waterlilies and an abundance of wildlife including ducks, Canada geese and kingfishers. Sit outside the cafe and take it all in […]