A la Ronde

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

A la Ronde

Things to see and do

A la Ronde

What's on

A la Ronde in the summer
A la Ronde in the summer

Upcoming events

Hidden House June - Inspirational Italy

Thu 29 Jun 2017
11:00-16:00
Jane and Mary spent a lot of time in Italy and this month you can learn about their love of all things Italian through the souvenirs they brought back. Normal admission applies

June Hidden House - Inspirational Italy

Thu 29 Jun 2017
11:00-16:00
The Parminters spent a lot of time in Italy and this month you can learn about their love of all things Italian through the souvenirs they brought back.

July Hidden House - Around the World

Sat 01 Jul 2017
11:00-16:00
A la Ronde is full of fascinating objects collected around the world. Discover more about where our international items came from and how they ended up at A la Ronde.

Magnificent meadows

Sat 01 Jul 2017
11:00-16:00
At this time of year the meadow comes alive. As part of National Meadows Day, join us as we find out more about the butterflies, moths, insects, flora and fauna who call our hay meadow home.

Summer holiday animal trail

Sat 22 Jul 2017
10:30-16:00
Track some of the animals who call A la Ronde home, from moles to butterflies. Complete the trail to win your prize. £2 per child

House trail - Swooping seagulls

Sat 22 Jul 2017
11:00-16:00
Seagulls have escaped from the shop and are getting up to mischief in the house! Help our House Steward find them all.
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Eating and shopping

A la Ronde shop

Tasty snacks, gifts and more 

The licensed tea-room offers lots of delicious homemade cakes and light meals. A Devonshire experience with every bite - most ingredients are sourced from local farms. In our shop, take a look at our range of fine products, from books, cards and games, to gifts for the home and garden.

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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

A group of happy A la Ronde 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.