A la Ronde

Quirky 18th-century, 16 sided house with fascinating interior decoration and collections

Smiling older man with picnic basket

Summer walks with a picnic spot 

Summer is almost here and there are lots of things in the house and garden for families to enjoy. Take a relaxing walk around our wild flower meadow, a place full of flora and fauna, then relax with a picnic in our orchard.

Things to see and do

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What's on

Upcoming events

Inspired by nature: Estate Tours

Wed 01 May 2019
10:30-17:30
This month find out more about the working estate Jane and Mary Parminter created. How would their estate have been used at this time of year?

Inspired by nature: Grand Tour family trail

Sat 25 May 2019
10:30-16:30
What have you been inspired by on your holidays? After their Grand Tour, Jane and Mary took their inspiration back to A la Ronde. Find out more and win a prize. £2 per child.

Father’s Day making memories

Sun 16 Jun 2019
10:30-16:30
Write a message and hang it on the memory tree in the Orchard. Take some seeds to plant your own memory at home. Donations welcome to help care for the garden.

Inspired by nature: magnificent meadows

Sat 06 Jul 2019
10:30-17:30
Celebrate our magnificent meadow on a guided meadow tour with wildlife expert Bob Hodgson on Saturday 6 July. Guided Meadow Tours will be at 11am and 2pm. Tickets will be available at reception on the day.

Inspired by nature: sunrise to sunset family trail

Fri 19 Jul 2019
10:30-16:30
Retrace the footsteps of Jane and Mary Parminter as they followed the sun around the estate. Complete the trail and claim your prize. £2 per child.

Heritage Open Day

Fri 20 Sep 2019
10:30-17:30
Enjoy free entry to A la Ronde as we join in the national celebration of our heritage.
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Eating and shopping

Cakes and keepsakes at A la Ronde

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History

Mid-19th-century child's painting of A la Ronde

Discover the past 

Find out how the construction of eccentric A la Ronde was inspired by an 18th-century tour of Europe. Learn more about the Parminter's daring tour around revolutionary Europe, from travelling through bandit filled forests to encounters with royalty including Marie Antoinette and the King of Prussia.

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Get involved

Garden volunteers

Join in 

Volunteer with us at A la Ronde and help us protect and conserve this unique building for generations to come. We have volunteers in all areas of the property from room guiding to retail, visitor reception to gardening. Something for everyone to get involved with.

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Groups

A guided group tour at A la Ronde, Devon

Visit as a group 

Here at A la Ronde we welcome groups, get in touch to see how we can facilitate your party.

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Learning

Piranesi prints

A la Ronde's Collection 

Explore the full range of our collection and see the special items we care for at A la Ronde.

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Art and collections

Our collections

Explore the objects and works of art we care for at A la Ronde on the National Trust Collections website