Around Exeter

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

Places to visit

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Walks around Devon and Exmoor

Play time this autumn

Family fun this autumn

Bendor Grosvenor with Knightshayes' portrait of Rembrandt

A taste of the arts near Exeter 

There are some artistic treasures to be found at our places around Exeter - from a Rembrandt portrait at Knightshayes to rarely-seen paintings on loan from the National Portrait Gallery at Killerton

Family in the house at Stourhead in Wilthsire

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

A water vole

Water voles make a welcome return to Exmoor 

This September, 150 water voles were reintroduced at six carefully chosen sites on the Holnicote Estate on Exmoor. The water vole is one of the fastest declining land mammal, disappearing from 94 per cent of its habitats. The plan for one of Britain’s most adorable, yet rare creatures is that it will be given a whole new start in a healthy environment, where they can breed and flourish.

Child apple picking in the orchard

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Places in the South West host everything from guided house tours and ranger days to walks and runs.

All about apples

Upcoming events


Autumn Antics Trail

Wed 24 Oct 2018
Pick up our nature trail that will guide you around kitchen garden and garden this October half term.
A la Ronde

Creative crafts family trail

Wed 24 Oct 2018
Papercrafts, sculptures, painting and music - the women of A la Ronde were very creative. Be inspired by their creations and have a go at making your own on this crafty autumn trail to win a prize.
Castle Drogo

Saving Castle Drogo trail

Wed 24 Oct 2018
Hunt for clues as you follow the trail around the garden and grounds to claim your prize.(£1 per trail, includes a badge as a prize).

Votes for Women?

Wed 24 Oct 2018
As part of the National Trust's Women and Power programme for 2018, we are celebrating 100 years of women getting the vote by telling two stories of women from Killerton and their roles at the heart of the fight for votes for women, on opposing...

Faces of change: Votes for Women

Wed 24 Oct 2018
In partnership with the National Portrait Gallery an exhibition supporting the celebration of 100 years since women got the right to vote comes to Killerton.

Pumpkin trail

Wed 24 Oct 2018
We dare you to on the trail around the garden and parkland to see if you can spot all of the pumpkins.


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