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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
House at Arlington with blue flower in the forefront
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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
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

Yelverton, Devon

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

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

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.

Exmouth, Devon

Closed now
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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Pym Mural Exhibition: Drawing Inspiration 

Buckland Abbey, Yelverton, Devon

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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17 Jun to 3 Nov 2024
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10:00 to 16:00
+ 139 other dates or times
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Wildflower family activity trail at Arlington Court 

Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum, near Barnstaple, Devon

Discover more about the wildflowers that have been sown at Arlington Court on this free family activity trail.

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17 Jun to 15 Jul 2024
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10:00 to 16:30
+ 28 other dates or times
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National Picnic Week at Knightshayes 

Knightshayes, Tiverton, Devon

Celebrate National Picnic week this June with a picnic at Knightshayes

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17 Jun to 25 Jun 2024
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10:00 to 17:00
+ 8 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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17 Jun to 30 Jun 2024
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10:00 to 17:00
+ 13 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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17 Jun to 30 Jun 2024
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10:00 to 17:00
+ 13 other dates or times
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National Picnic Week at Coleton Fishacre 

Coleton Fishacre, Kingswear, Devon

Celebrate National Picnic Week this June with a picnic at Coleton Fishacre.

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17 Jun to 23 Jun 2024
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10:30 to 16:00
+ 6 other dates or times
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Nursery Corridor Exhibition 

Castle Drogo, near Exeter, Devon

The Nursery Corridor will be open for you to explore, with displays about recently acquired collection items and the conservation that we do here at Castle Drogo.

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17 Jun to 31 Oct 2024
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10:30 to 16:30
+ 59 other dates or times
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Rosalie Chichester's wildflower watercolours 

Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum, near Barnstaple, Devon

Visit the display in the house to discover Rosalie Chichester, Arlington Court's last resident, wildflower illustrations from over 100 years ago.

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17 Jun to 15 Jul 2024
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11:00 to 16:00
+ 28 other dates or times
Small girl running between conical topiary hedges in the Cherry Garden at Ham House

Where will you visit next?

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