A la Ronde

Important notice -

A la Ronde is now closed. We look forward to welcoming visitors back from Wednesday 13 April. You will be able to pre-book your visit two weeks before this date. Many thanks for your interest.

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

A la Ronde

What's on

A la Ronde re-opens on 12 April 2022. Book your visit

Please note you need to book tickets to visit A la Ronde. You can book a time slot for the day you want to visit up until 8 am. Every Thursday the next 14 days will be released for booking.

Upcoming events

Sorry, there are no upcoming events at this place.

A la Ronde

Things to see and do

ALR House

Exploring A la Ronde 

Discover A la Ronde's interesting history, admire it's beautiful interior decoration and find out about it's interesting legacy on a pre-booked visit. Knowledgable guides are on hand to tell you it's many secrets and stories as you explore the unusual sixteen-sided home of the Parminter cousins.

Shell Gallery at A la Ronde, Devon

Virtual tours 

Virtual tours of the Drawing Room, Shell Gallery and the panoramic views give opportunity to see the detail of these beautiful spaces in your own home.

A la Ronde tea cosy knitting pattern

A la Ronde

Eating

Enjoy hot drinks, crepes, sandwiches and cakes from PanCrepes

Tasty treats 

New for this year PanCrepes pop-up. Enjoy barista coffees, teas and a wide variety of sweet and savoury crepes, sandwiches and cakes. Enjoy your take-away under the trees in the orchard or gaze out on beautiful views from the lawn.

A la Ronde

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.

A la Ronde

Join or give

A la Ronde

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