A la Ronde

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

A la Ronde Scaffolding

A la Ronde Roof appeal  

At A la Ronde we've begun the Roof project with a goal to repair the leaky roof. Once we've fixed the roof vital conservation on the 223 year old shell gallery can begin. We aim to complete the roof work over the next 3 months we need your help to do it.


Estate Tours at A la Ronde  

Want to know more about the estate Jane and Mary Parminter made? Free estate tours available throughout summer.

Things to see and do

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What's on

Upcoming events

Inspired by nature: sunrise to sunset family trail

Sun 25 Aug 2019
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.

Estate Tours

Sun 25 Aug 2019
Join our volunteer guides as they take you around the estate. Tours run twice a day on most days. Tours are subject to availability so please contact us on 01395 255911 to find out if there are tours on the day of your visit.

Conservation in action

Thu 29 Aug 2019
See the conservation team at work in the house every Thursday 11-12:30. Every week they'll be working on something different to conserve the collections at A la Ronde.

Heritage Open Day

Fri 20 Sep 2019
Enjoy free entry to A la Ronde as we join in the national celebration of our heritage.

Inspired by nature: natural crafts

Fri 20 Sep 2019
Find out more about how to use natural materials to create your own art. Watch demonstrations and learn how to make something to treasure.
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Eating and shopping

Cakes and keepsakes at A la Ronde

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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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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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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