Photo: Derek Harper

Visit Killerton House to see a true family home from centuries past. The 18th century house is built on the remains of an Iron Age fort and is filled to the brim with history! A highlight is the collection of 18th century costumes that are shown in period rooms. You can even try on replica costumes that range from the 1700s to the 1930s! Killerton is a welcoming residence; visitors are encouraged to explore the house. You can even play one of the pianos or organs scattered throughout the house!

Set on 6,400 acres, Killerton is one of the largest properties ever donated to the National Trust. There is ample room to explore and let the pooches off their leashes! You can wander around the secret gardens to see the fantastic views, or take a cycle ride on one of the many circular walks. Find rare trees and more on your journey of discovery within Killerton’s extensive parkland and woods. See if you can find the 19th century ice house hidden within the gardens. There is also a bear house, where the family once kept a pet black bear imported from Canada! Unearth the myth of the dragon at Dolbury hill or explore the estate to see the old working laundry. One of Killerton’s hidden gems is the Chapel. If all of your exploring has worked up an appetite, stop by the café on Killerton’s grounds for a bite to eat. All the ingredients are supplied by local producers. There is also a picnic area near the children’s playpark if your visit coincides with sunny weather.


Broadclyst, Exeter, EX5 3LE
Tel: 01392 881345
Times: House, Tea Room & Restaurant, Daily, 11am – 5pm
Garden & Park, Daily, 10:30am – 7pm