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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
A view of the south front of Arlington Court and the grounds, Devon
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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.

near Barnstaple, Devon

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.

near Exeter, Devon

Fully open today
Spring flowers in the garden with the house in the background at Knightshayes, Devon
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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
White flowers blooming on a cherry tree with a border of plants and stone walls behind, and a stone house in the distance.
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Coleton Fishacre 

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

Kingswear, Devon

Fully open today
The west front of Saltram, Devon
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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

Yelverton, Devon

Fully open today
Gravel path leading to a white house, with bluebell flowers in the foreground.
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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

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. Reopens in Spring 2024.

Paignton, Devon

Closed now
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

near Tavistock, Devon

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. Reopens in Spring 2024.

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. Reopens in Spring 2024.

Okehampton, Devon

Fully open today

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.

A bicycle on a rough stony track that climbs uphill between dry-stone walls and trees, near Nether Wasdale in the Lake District
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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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Festival of Blossom 

Lorna Doone Valley, Lynton, Devon

Join us at Lorna Doone to see our display of over 1000 crochet blossom made by volunteers and local craft groups and enjoy a self-led walk around the Lorna Doone Valley and the parish of Oare exploring the various natural blossoms.

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22 Apr to 28 Apr 2024
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09:00 to 16:30
+ 6 other dates or times
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Blossom Week 

Parke, near Bovey Tracey, Devon

Join us at Parke to celebrate the beauty of blossom during our Festival of Blossom

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22 Apr to 28 Apr 2024
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09:00 to 17:00
+ 6 other dates or times
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Blossom Week 

Buckland Abbey, Yelverton, Devon

Celebrate Blossom Week at Buckland Abbey

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22 Apr to 28 Apr 2024
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10:00 to 17:00
+ 6 other dates or times
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Killerton Springs into Rhyme: Blossom poetry display 

Killerton, Exeter, Devon

Be inspired by the blossom that's filling Killerton with colour.

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22 Apr to 30 Jun 2024
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10:00 to 17:00
+ 69 other dates or times
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The Knightshayes Bulb Meadow 

Knightshayes, Tiverton, Devon

Explore this stunning meadow consisting of over 120,000 spring bulbs

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22 Apr to 30 Jun 2024
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10:00 to 17:00
+ 69 other dates or times
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Blossom Week 

Coleton Fishacre, Kingswear, Devon

Celebrate Blossom Week at Coleton Fishacre from 20-27 April.

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22 Apr to 27 Apr 2024
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10:30 to 16:30
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Festival of Blossom 

Greenway, near Brixham, Devon

Celebrate the arrival of blossom at Greenway from 21 March - 28 April.

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22 Apr to 28 Apr 2024
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10:30 to 16:30
+ 6 other dates or times
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Playing by the rules: fashion exhibition in the house 

Killerton, Exeter, Devon

Killerton's 2024 fashion exhibition will explore children's clothes of the 19th and 20th century.

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22 Apr to 3 Nov 2024
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11:00 to 16:00
+ 195 other dates or times
Visitors walking among daffodils at Dora's Field, Ambleside, Cumbria

Where will you visit next?

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