A la Ronde

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

First snowdrops at A la Ronde

Daffodils and snowdrops 

As spring approaches, it is a wonderful time to explore A la Ronde. While there are no leaves on the trees the estuary sea views are fantastic, and throughout the grounds spring flowering bulbs and shrubs are starting to provide pockets of colour.

Things to see and do

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What's on

Upcoming events

Fête des mères

Sun 31 Mar 2019
Celebrate Mother's Day with our French inspired day out. Jane and Mary Parminter visited France on their Grand Tour of Europe. Play our French themed games, decorate a postcard and treat Mum in our café .

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt 2019

Sat 06 Apr 2019
We have teamed up with Cadbury to offer you the ultimate day out. Join us over the Easter holidays for our Cadbury Easter Hunt. £3.00 per child and win a Cadbury egg.

Inspired by nature: Estate Tours

Wed 01 May 2019
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
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
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
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.
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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