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Devon

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

Places to visit

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Top places to visit in Devon

Visitors relaxing in the garden at Killerton, Devon, in August.
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Killerton 

A family home and a great estate. Glorious landscape garden surrounded by parkland with fine 18th-century house.

Exeter, Devon

Fully open today
Looking across a lawn at a mansion with a cloudy sky behind.
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Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum 

Intriguing Regency house and impressive collection of horse-drawn vehicles, set in a picturesque garden.

Fully open today
View from above the castle, the castle is surrounded by a wooded gorge and dartmoor
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Castle Drogo 

Where dramatic architecture meets innovative family home. A 20th century castle overlooking the Teign Gorge.

Fully open today
Two senior visitors look at the flower borders in front of red brick Knightshayes House
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Knightshayes 

A great post-war garden,19th-century parkland and grand Gothic Revival architecture by Victorian visionary William Burges.

Tiverton, Devon

Fully open today
Stone house sits facing a green lawn with bright purple, red and white flowers in borders on a sunny day
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Coleton Fishacre 

A 1920s country retreat complete with tropical garden by the sea.

Kingswear, Devon

Fully open today
Three people walking past the entrance of Saltram House
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Saltram 

A house full of treasures, stories & intrigue. A garden with year round splendour, plus a park that cyclists, walkers, & our four legged friends love.

Plymouth, Devon

Fully open today
A panoramic view of Buckland Abbey seen from the north. The Great Barn stands out prominently to the left.
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Buckland Abbey 

Discovery, tranquillity and history – an ancient gem in the Tavy Valley landscape

Fully open today
Gravel path leads between a grassy lawn and grass banks to a white house on a summers day
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Greenway 

At Greenway, the walled gardens, river views and romantic woodland combine to make up 'The loveliest place in the world' in the words of Agatha Christie.

near Brixham, Devon

Fully open today

Summer holidays in Devon

4 people with instruments perform on a stage

Outdoor theatre in the South West 

Come and experience a theatre performance in the great outdoors this summer, with plenty of shows to choose from across the South West. Bring the whole family, a picnic blanket and some popcorn and settle down to watch the show with nature and perhaps a historic house as your backdrop. Browse our programme of shows and find your nearest performance.

Three children and an adult use twigs to build a den in woodland at Killerton Devon in the summer

A jam-packed summer of fun 

Discover a Summer of Play with the best family-friendly places to visit in Devon, filled with entertainment for all ages.

Little gems

Stone fortified walls in front of two grass lawns with a gravel drive
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Compton Castle 

Dramatic fortified manor house and small formal garden.

Paignton, Devon

Fully open today
Family with two children walking their dog on a lead up some of the narrow steps at Lydford Gorge, Devon
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Lydford Gorge 

The deepest river gorge in the South West, with 30m high waterfall

Fully open today
Beautiful spring garden scene in the garden at A la Ronde, with tulips and bluebells
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A la Ronde 

Quirky 18th-century, 16 sided house with fascinating interior decoration and collections.

Exmouth, Devon

Fully open today
Blacksmith working in the water-powered forge at Finch Foundry, Devon
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Finch Foundry 

The last working water-powered forge in England.

Okehampton, Devon

Closed now

Sustainable travel

Looking for greener travel options to the places in our care in Devon? Find out how you can travel by train, bus, bike or on foot.

Walkers on the coastal path at Little Dartmouth, Devon
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Sustainable travel in Devon 

There are a number of sustainable options for travelling to and from the places in our care in Devon, whether you’re looking to travel by train, bus, bike or foot. Here’s a little more information that can help you plan your visit.

Upcoming events

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Create the Mossy Carpet 

Parke, near Bovey Tracey, Devon

Have you heard about the Mossy Carpet? The Mossy Carpet is a collaborative artwork by our friends Art and Energy, inspired by moss and made by many people!

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16 Jul to 30 Jul 2024
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09:30 to 14:30
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Big Butterfly Count 

Parke, near Bovey Tracey, Devon

Take part in this year's Big Butterfly Count at Parke or at home and become a citizen scientist!

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16 Jul to 4 Aug 2024
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09:30 to 14:30
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Pym Mural Exhibition: Drawing Inspiration 

Buckland Abbey

Last year the Pym murals were uncovered for the first time in 10 years. Visitors are now invited to learn about the sources that inspired parts of the murals.

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16 Jul to 3 Nov 2024
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10:00 to 16:00
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Creative Saltram 

Saltram, Plymouth, Devon

Inspired by Angelica Kaufman’s self-expression through art, music and poetry, this year Saltram celebrates work by Kauffman and other artists and makers at Saltram, offering ways to get creative on your visits this season.

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16 Jul to 1 Nov 2024
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10:00 to 16:15
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Festival of Archaeology at Arlington Court 

Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum

Discover more about the medieval history of Arlington Court.

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16 Jul to 28 Jul 2024
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10:00 to 16:30
+ 12 other dates or times
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Summer of play at Arlington Court 

Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum

Get ready for a summer filled with fun at Arlington. Join us daily for an array of games and activities suitable for all ages. Don't miss out on the excitement—come and play this summer.

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16 Jul to 1 Sep 2024
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10:00 to 16:30
+ 47 other dates or times
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Hydrangea Highlights 

Knightshayes, Tiverton, Devon

Enjoy the Hydrangeas on your visit to Knightshayes

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16 Jul to 14 Sep 2024
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10:00 to 17:00
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Heritage explorer spotter trail 

Greenway, near Brixham, Devon

Celebrate the Festival of Archaeology with this self-led heritage explore spotter trail.

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16 Jul to 31 Jul 2024
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10:30 to 16:30
+ 15 other dates or times
Visitors exploring the sand dunes and the woodland at Formby, Liverpool

Where will you visit next?

Discover lots of gardens, historic houses, days out at the coast and more.