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Roundheads and Cavaliers: Family trail leading to an archaeological dig

It is 1645. Armies are marching through Devon. Parliament's roundheads are chasing the King's cavaliers and you need to make a decision. Who will you support?

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Follow this trail to the royalist outpost at Culombjohn. Spot clues along the way and carry out a mission to help your side. On weekdays meet an archaeologist who will help you unearth the secrets of a hidden house with a big story to tell.

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This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

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The basics

Suitability

Suitable for children over 5

Meeting point

The trail starts from the front of Killerton House and is just under 2km each way.

What to bring and wear

Good walking shoes or boots are advisable. Paths could be muddy. Please dress for the outdoors.

Accessibility

This is a walk up nearly 4km in total with no facilities en-route.

Upcoming events

Event

Exeter University Archaeological Dig 

The University of Exeter archaeology department, supported by the Killerton HART volunteers, are excavating a site close to Columbjohn Chapel on the Killerton estate. Visit the excavation site and discover what they have found.

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on
28 May to 5 Jun 2024
at
10:00 to 16:00
+ 6 other dates or times
Event

Killerton Springs into Rhyme: Blossom poetry display 

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

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on
28 May to 30 Jun 2024
at
10:00 to 17:00
+ 33 other dates or times
Event

Playing by the rules: fashion exhibition in the house 

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

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on
28 May to 3 Nov 2024
at
11:00 to 16:00
+ 159 other dates or times
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Meet the archaeologist 

The University of Exeter archaeology department are excavating a site close to Columbjohn Chapel on the Killerton estate. Visit the excavation site and meet field school director, Dr Susan Greaney to discover what they have found.

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on
30 May 2024
at
13:30 to 15:00