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Killerton's slighlty sparkling cider

Killerton's cider wins Overall Drinks Winner at Fine Food Awards 

For the second year running, the Killerton Estate has won the Overall Drinks Award for its Medium Sparkling Cider at the national Fine Food Awards. There are over 50 acres of orchards on the estate which are home to over 100 traditional apple varieties including the oddly named ‘Slack-ma-girdle’ and ‘Hangy Down’ varieties.

Kingston Lacy in Wimborne, Dorset

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Laura and George Ridding and Sylvia Pankhurst portrait images

Faces of Change: Votes for Women 

Rare portraits of Devon women who were influential in the suffrage campaign will be on display at Killerton from August to October. In partnership with the National Portrait Gallery, an incredible array of photographs and paintings are being displayed at Killerton in Devon celebrating key figures in the national campaign for women’s suffrage.

A ranger guides a father and daughter rockpooling at Wembury, South Devon

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Amazing maze quest

Wed 15 Aug 2018
Navigate your way through the school holidays solving our mazes, games and puzzles. This includes a labyrinth and the chance to really challenge yourself on our immersive rope maze.
A la Ronde

Summer holiday school trail

Wed 15 Aug 2018
Take a peek into history. Did you know that children used to write with chalk on slates? Follow the trail around the grounds, find the answers and win a prize. £2 per child.

Votes for Women?

Wed 15 Aug 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 15 Aug 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.
Castle Drogo

Changing times trail

Wed 15 Aug 2018
Hunt for the clues around the garden and grounds to help you answer the questions and claim your prize. (£1 per trail, normal admission applies).

Golf, gardens and guides: Joyce, Lady Amory's story

Wed 15 Aug 2018
Joyce, Lady Amory, the last member of the family to live at Knightshayes, left a tremendous legacy. Join us to discover the trail she blazed in women's golf in the 1920s and her role in creating the stunning famous garden here.


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