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Glorious landscape garden surrounded by parkland, fine 18th-century house with renowned historical fashion collection
Would you give away your family home for your political beliefs? Sir Richard Acland did just this with his estate, at 2,590 hectares (6,400 acres) it is one of the largest the Trust has acquired (it includes 20 farms and 200-plus cottages).
Killerton House, built in 1778-9, brings to life generations of the Aclands, one of Devon's oldest families. See this year’s fashion exhibition ‘Objects of Desire’ designed and guest-curated by renowned interior designer Russell Sage.
The masterpiece of Killerton, beautiful all year round, is the garden created by John Veitch - with rhododendrons, magnolias and rare trees surrounded by rolling Devon countryside.
Don’t forget to:
- See the famous fashion exhibition ‘Objects of Desire’
- Uncover the history of the house and the politics that helped shape the landscape
- Wander around the beautiful hillside garden and discover hidden pathways to the top of the volcanic hill
- Go further and take a walk or cycle around the surrounding countryside
Objects of desire, 2013 fashion exhibiton
Designer and couture clothes like you've never seen before.
In the new fashion exhibition, Objects of desire, you can discover opulent dresses, shoes and accessories in a display by renowned interior designer, Russell Sage. An exhibition where interior design meets vintage fashion.