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 it's time to get out and enjoy the sunshine. Take a relaxing walk around the wild flower meadow, a place full of flora and fauna, then relax with a picnic in our orchard.


We’re fixing our leaky roof  

Things will look a bit different at A la Ronde this summer as work starts to fix the leaky roof. Look out for some one-of-a-kind 16-sided scaffolding, find out why we’re doing this essential work and how you can help us keep the unique shell gallery safe and dry

Things to see and do

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What's on

Upcoming events

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.

Inspired by nature: sunrise to sunset family trail

Fri 19 Jul 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.

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