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

Places to visit

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Easter hunt fun

Where to find Easter fun this spring in Devon 

Where can you hunt down eggs, do a nature trail and have an eggsellent day out? We've picked out some ideas.


Here's a look at where you can swing, jump and play

Here's a pick of the best spots to swing, jump and run - all within an hour's drive of Exeter. Have a sneak preview of what's in store when you come to explore near you.

Top spots for spring

A family under the magnolia at Lanhydrock

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Upcoming events


Secret supper club

Wed 01 Mar 2017
Tucked away in Killerton House, you'll find a culinary secret - the award-winning Killerton Kitchen restaurant. Book a table for an exclusive fine-dining experience.
A la Ronde

Art exhibtion by Mariangela Williams

Thu 02 Mar 2017
Oils inspired by the beautiful landscapes of East Devon
Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum

Spring trail - birds

Thu 02 Mar 2017
Follow the trail through the grounds and learn about the birds who live at Arlington.

Home from Home in Cotehele Gallery

Thu 02 Mar 2017
An exhibition featuring handmade mirrors, clocks, wallpaper, textiles, porcelain, lighting and furniture.
A la Ronde

March Hidden House - A Guide to A la Ronde

Thu 02 Mar 2017
A la Ronde has been open to the public since 1935- come and see how visitors have experienced the house since then through our collection of historic guides.
A la Ronde

Guided tours

Thu 02 Mar 2017
All this month (except February half term when the house will be on a free flow system) be welcomed into the house by one of our volunteer guides. Free tours every 15-20 minutes, entry only as part of a tour.


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


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


There are country house estates and glorious Devon gardens, quirky homes and stories to uncover near Exeter

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Public notices in Devon 

Following The Charity Commission’s Direction the National Trust (in common with all charities) must give public notice of disposals of leases and easements of inalienable land held for charitable purposes for a term of more than 35 years