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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
A view of the outside of Castle Drogo through the nearby fir trees, in Devon
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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
golden light on the house in winter
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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 snowdrops in bloom around the trunk of a tree in the forefront, with a green lawn and house in the background.
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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

Partially 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
White manor house with gravel front and sloping green lawn, surrounded by magnolia trees with pink flowers.
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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

Reopening in 2024

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

Closed now
Bradley Manor, Newton Abbot, Devon on a sunny summer day
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Bradley 

Unspoilt medieval manor house set in woodland and meadows. Reopens in Spring 2024.

Newton Abbot, 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. Reopens in Spring 2024.

Okehampton, Devon

Closed now
A distant view of the north front side of Compton Castle, Devon with fields behind
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Compton Castle 

Dramatic fortified manor house and small formal garden. Reopens in Spring 2024.

Paignton, 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.

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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Woodland bird family trail 

Heddon Valley, Barnstaple, Devon

Discover more about the woodland birds that call Heddon Valley their home with this family friendly trail.

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21 Feb to 28 Mar 2024
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09:00 to 17:00
+ 36 other dates or times
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Forgotten Fairy Tales 

Buckland Abbey, Yelverton, Devon

Get ready to learn about the forgotten origins of fairy tales from across the world.

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21 Feb to 10 Mar 2024
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10:00 to 16:00
+ 18 other dates or times
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Wild well-being walk 

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

Take part in our winter adventure trail. This free paperless trail is made up of 10 trail prompts forming a short 'little legs' route and a longer 'long legs' route.

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21 Feb to 22 Mar 2024
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10:00 to 16:00
+ 30 other dates or times
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Frosty Footsteps trail 

Killerton, Exeter, Devon

Get exploring the Killerton parkland this February half term.

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21 Feb to 25 Feb 2024
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10:00 to 16:30
+ 4 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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21 Feb to 30 Jun 2024
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10:00 to 17:00
+ 130 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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21 Feb to 3 Nov 2024
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11:00 to 16:00
+ 256 other dates or times
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Tracing the past at Knightshayes with Findmypast 

Knightshayes, Tiverton, Devon

Explore the wartime hospital at Knightshayes in a new exhibition with Findmypast.

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21 Feb to 14 Apr 2024
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11:00 to 16:00
+ 53 other dates or times
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Creative Saltram 

Saltram, Plymouth, Devon

This year come and see the extraordinary life of Angelica Kauffman and see some of her paintings, including a special item on loan.

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21 Feb to 7 Jul 2024
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11:00 to 16:30
+ 137 other dates or times
Family walking down the main drive with lady in a tramper at Shugborough Estate, Staffordshire - CTA crop only

Where will you visit next?

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