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Group visits to Coleton Fishacre

An oil painting of an aerial view of the surrounding area and promontory of Coleton Fishacre in Devon, painted by George Spencer Hoffman.
Oil painting of Coleton Fishacre by George Spencer Hoffman | © National Trust Images / John Millar

With an exotic RHS accredited garden and stylish 1920s house to discover, Coleton Fishacre is a perfect group destination, and we can help to arrange your visit of 15 or more people.

Arrive by coach

We have parking for one coach close to Visitor Reception. The lane to Coleton Fishacre is narrow and can be busy, but there are passing places and instructions for coach drivers will be given in advance.

When you arrive, a member of the visitor reception team will be on hand to welcome you and give out maps to your group.

Staff member welcoming visitors at Coleton Fishacre, Devon
Member of staff welcoming visitors to Coleton Fishacre | © National Trust Images/Chris Lacey

School and educational groups

We welcome school and community group visits ; get in touch with to discuss your needs. Education Group Members have free entry.

A bite to eat

Café Coleton serves hot and cold drinks and light lunches. For groups of more than 20, we suggest that visits to the house and café are staggered to help prevent long queues.

Free familiarisation visits for group leaders

If you're planning a group visit you can request our free Travel Trade Pass and you and a friend or colleague will gain free entry to over 300 of our places throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland for 12 months. There’s nothing quite like seeing or experiencing somewhere for yourself to help you plan a successful visit. To receive your pass, call 0344 800 2329 or email us at

Who is eligible for free entry?

Registered tourist board guides (on production of a valid badge), coach drivers and tour leaders escorting groups of 15 or more. National Trust members also receive free entry, so it is at your discretion whether to refund the entrance fee to members if you have included it in your package – this is not refunded by the National Trust.

Members must bring their current membership cards with them to avoid paying the full group rate. If any of your group would like to join the National Trust please direct them to our Membership page or call 0344 800 1895.

Visitors enjoying the view of Pudcombe Cove from the South West Coast Path at Coleton Fishacre, South Devon
Visitors enjoying the view of Pudcombe Cove from the South West Coast Path at Coleton Fishacre | © National Trust Images/Trevor Ray Hart

Book your visit

Booking is essential; email us on or call us on: 01803 842382 to arrange your visit. We offer an exclusive discounted price for groups of over 15 visitors and entrance is free for National Trust Members and children under 5.

Where next?

Greenway, Agatha Christie's holiday home, is just down the road, and perfect to combine with a visit to Coleton Fishacre. Talk to us about arranging your visit to Greenway when you get in touch.

A view of the flowers in the garden with the house in the background at Coleton Fishacre, Devon

Discover more at Coleton Fishacre

Find out when Coleton Fishacre is open, how to get here, the things to see and do and more.

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Education Group Access Pass 

If you’re planning educational group visits to National Trust places, then you could benefit from an Education Group Access Pass, which gives you free admission for a year.

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Group visits frequently asked questions 

Visiting us with a group? Then our answers to your frequently asked questions might help with any question you may have.