Around Exeter

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

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Christmas around Exeter

A wreath hanging on a door at Trelissick, Cornwall

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Discover somewhere to visit using our search. In the South West you're never far from somewhere to explore.

Outdoors around Exeter

Father Christmas, dressed in green, giving a gift to a child with Christmas tree in the background

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Places in the South West host everything from guided house tours and ranger days to Father Christmas and festive markets.

Upcoming events


Christmas at Killerton: House timed tickets for A 'Grimm' Christmas

Tue 06 Dec 2016
See sparkling displays in the mansion inspired by five classic fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm.

Harp concert

Thu 08 Dec 2016
The Music Room comes alive with harpist Elizabeth-Jane Baldry. A delicious three-course dinner will be served in the award-winning Killerton Kitchen restaurant.

A 'Grimm' Christmas late night opening

Fri 09 Dec 2016
Stay for longer and fall in love with the house and parkland at night. Be guided by twinkling lights on the sparkling outdoor trail. Don't forget to book your tickets.

Knightshayes by night

Fri 09 Dec 2016
Discover Knightshayes in a new light, as we illuminate the house and parts of the garden - bringing a bit of festive cheer to those long dark evenings.

Father Christmas visits Knightshayes

Fri 09 Dec 2016
No Christmas is complete without a visit to Knightshayes to see Father Christmas and do some craft with one of his elves in his busy workshop. See the house decorated for a traditional Victorian Christmas, write a letter to the North Pole,...

Father Christmas

Sat 10 Dec 2016
Meet Father Christmas dressed in his traditional Victorian green. A gift for every child aged 8 or under.


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