Around Exeter

Country house estates and glorious Devon gardens, quirky homes and stories to uncover

Places to visit

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Places to visit this winter

Volunteers clearing leaves into a wheelbarrow.

Volunteering taster days

If you're interesting in becoming a volunteer from Monday 27 April until Sunday 3 May come along to a taster day to see what roles might interest you.

Gull chicks, Farne Islands, Northumberland

Promise for nature 

With a whole year packed full of ideas and inspiration to help you on your way, like building bug hotels, to help reducing your carbon footprint, together we can continue to take care of the precious environment around us and the animals that call it home.

Tulips in flower at Dyrham Park

Find a place to visit 

In the South West you're never far from a National Trust garden, house or countryside walk.

Upcoming events

A la Ronde

Kokedama forest

Sat 29 Feb 2020
10:30-17:00
Look up in the orchard as spring flowers hang from the trees inspired by the Japanese kokedama planting technique. Moulded into pretty ball shapes, our 250 kokedama bring colour to the orchard. After the exhibition has ended, they will be planted...
A la Ronde

Winter wandering trail

Sat 29 Feb 2020
10:30-16:30
Enjoy exploring this winter, have a go at the activities at each of the stops and learn more about the estate. Once you're done collect your prize from the shop. £2 per child.
Knightshayes

World Book Day: Puffling Trail

Sat 29 Feb 2020
11:00-16:30
Puffling and her friends are playing hide and seek in the house, can you find them all?
Killerton

Active minds and busy bodies

Sat 29 Feb 2020
11:00-16:00
Delve into the fashion of the past in Killerton's new exhibition.
Killerton

Tree Planting for Leap for Nature

Sat 29 Feb 2020
11:00-15:00
Play your part in Killerton's future by planting a tree.
A la Ronde

World Book Day weekend

Thu 05 Mar 2020
10:30-17:00
The team are getting dressed for the occasion as we celebrate World Book Day. Explore the pre-loved bookshop and find the special £1 World Book Day books.
Visitors on a guided spring walk

What's on 

There are hundreds of events happening across the South West, including events for Mother's Day, school holiday fun, and guided walks and talks.

Escape into a good book or lose yourself in drawing

Conservation in Devon

Pixie Glen at Lydford Gorge in the winter

Winter walks near Exeter 

Wrap up warm and get outdoors this winter with some walks around Exeter.

Exmoor

Home to remote and romantic landscapes, including a castle home and a house full of collections.

Devon

Journey from wild coasts, moorland and curious historic houses to lush gardens and beaches in Devon.

Cornwall

You can find exotic gardens, ancient houses and mining history encircled by a much-loved coastline.