Around Exeter

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

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Springtime in the gardens of Lanhydrock, Cornwall

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Joyce, Lady Heathcoat-Amory

Women and Power - tell us your stories 

Who do you know in your community, in your family or in the public eye who use their position, or time and energy to make a difference to the lives of others? Perhaps you have been inspired by the stories from women’s history and the suffrage movement when visiting Women & Power exhibitions at National Trust places?

Children on low ropes

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

Upcoming events

Killerton

Votes for Women?

Fri 22 Jun 2018
11:00-17:00
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...
Knightshayes

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

Fri 22 Jun 2018
11:00-17:00
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.
Killerton

Branded: fashion, femininity and the right to vote

Fri 22 Jun 2018
11:00-17:00
After a year being cared for behind the scenes while the roof was being repaired the fashion collection is back with a bang and will be showing how women's fashion became politicised during the campaign for women's suffrage.
Knightshayes

British Flowers Week

Fri 22 Jun 2018
11:00-17:00
One of the last wishes of Joyce, Lady Amory, the last member of the family to live at Knightshayes was that fresh flowers from the garden be brought in weekly- this is something we continue to do over 40 years later.
Killerton

Killerton parkrun

Sat 23 Jun 2018
09:00-10:00
Join our free friendly 5K family run every Saturday of the year, 9am start. It's not a race but a timed run along the same off-road course each week marshalled by volunteers. Supervised children and dogs on leads are welcome to join in too.
Killerton

Garden Theatre - The Railway Children

Sat 23 Jun 2018
18:00-21:00
All aboard! Full steam ahead! Find your travel companions and take your seats (bring your seats actually, and a picnic) for Heartbreak Productions' outdoor adaptation of The Railway Children, a classic children's tale by Edith Nesbit.

Devon

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