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Killerton House
Killerton Devon's Top Attractions
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Killerton House Devon
Visitors with babies pushing prams around the garden at Killerton
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Killerton House
Killerton Devon's Top Attractions
National Trust Killeton - ImagesChris Lacey..
Killerton House Devon
Visitors with babies pushing prams around the garden at Killerton
Killerton National Trust children running outside
NT Killerton family in garden
Visitors sat on a bench in the garden

Killerton, National Trust is one of the magnificent estates in Devon, it was generously passed on to the National Trust by Sir Richard
Acland. Now, it’s open for all to explore and enjoy.

Immerse yourself in the fascinating history of the Acland family as you wander through the welcoming Georgian mansion. On the upper floor, there is a fashion exhibition that changes annually, offering a glimpse into the evolving styles of different eras. The gardens at Killerton are renowned for their beauty, boasting vibrant herbaceous borders and pockets of wild meadow.

As you stroll along the winding paths, you’ll stumble upon hidden gems such as the ice house, Bear’s hut, and chapel. The Killerton estate is vast, and if you venture off the usual trails, you’ll discover Deodar Glen, an ancient Iron Age hill fort, as well as Danes Wood and Ashclyst Forest, both of which are excellent spots for butterfly watching. Don’t forget to visit the shop, plant centre, and second-hand book shop, where you can find unique gifts to take home.

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Explore the Elegance of Killerton House National Trust

wisteria at Killerton

Killerton, a National Trust gem nestled in the heart of Devon. This enchanting estate offers a perfect blend of history, art, and nature, promising a day filled with wonder and relaxation.

Immerse Yourself in Lush Gardens

A garden of historic significance, famous for its collection of shrubs and specimen trees. Start your day with a leisurely stroll through vibrant flower beds to peaceful woodland walks.

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Discover the Rich History of Killerton House

Once home to generations of the Acland family, a friendly Georgian house which also houses the historic fashion collection. This elegant Georgian house holds centuries of stories within its walls. Explore the ground floor rooms adorned with exquisite art and furniture, and learn about the fascinating history of the Acland family who once called this estate home.

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Off the beaten track

For those craving a touch of adventure, the estate boasts an extensive network of walking trails. With acres of historic parkland and extensive woodland you can choose a route that suits your pace. Whether it’s a gentle amble through meadows or a more challenging hike through the rolling hills, all offering breath-taking views of the surrounding countryside.

 

Picnic in Picturesque Surroundings

Pack a picnic basket with your favourite treats and find a scenic spot within the estate to enjoy a delightful outdoor meal. Whether you choose the shade of ancient trees or a sunny meadow, the ambiance of Killerton provides the perfect backdrop for a relaxing lunch.

 

Shopping at Killerton

Don’t forget to explore the gift shop. It’s filled with unique treasures, including local crafts, books, and souvenirs, allowing you to take a piece of Killerton House home with you.

Killerton National Trust children running outside

Plan Your Next Visit

Leave Killerton with a heart full of memories, already planning your return to explore more of the estate’s hidden corners and seasonal delights.

Killerton, National Trust is more than a destination; it’s a journey through time, nature, and culture, offering an unforgettable day out for all who wander its paths.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can you take dogs to Killerton House?

Dogs on leads allowed in park (please keep dogs on leads around livestock) but not in the formal gardens or chapel grounds. Assistance dogs are welcome everywhere at Killerton, including the house, garden, chapel grounds and cafés.

Does Killerton have electric vehicle charging points?

There are six EV charging points located in the first section of the visitor car park. They are type 2 sockets. They can be accessed using mobile app, RFID card, or contactless payment device. Visit our EV charging partner, RAW Charging’s website (www.rawcharging.com/drivers) to download the app before your visit.

How disability friendly is Killerton?

We want to ensure that Killerton is a great day out for everyone. The garden paths are suitable for power assisted mobility vehicles and pushchairs. Manual wheelchair users may find the hills and slopes challenging.

Visitors with limited mobility can hire our all-terrain mobility scooter via the Countryside Mobility Scheme (call Killerton on 01392 883145 to book). We are continually working to improve our accessibility and have published a full guide in the accessibility section of our website.

Is Killerton family friendly?

With an estate that covers 6,400 acres, you’ll find fun and adventures for children of all ages. Discover the Bear’s hut in the garden, let off some steam around the parkland or tick off some of your ’50 things to do before you’re 11¾’. For our intrepid explorers, pick up the Volcano Explorer Challenge or try orienteering, with courses for all abilities.

There’s children’s outdoor trails available each half term, a small playground for under 8s located by the stable block and a further area with picnic benches and swings in a leafy part of the overflow carpark.

Toys for pre schoolers are in the garden on dry days during term time.

Spot the mice in each room for little ones as you explore the house.

High chairs and baby changing facilities are also available on site.

Café staff can help with baby bottle warming.

What's on at Killerton, National Trust

Killerton House
18
Jul

Outdoor theatre: Illyria theatre – The Gondoliers

The story revolves around two charming gondoliers, Marco and Giuseppe, who suddenly find themselves elevated to the status of royalty.…

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23
Jul

Outdoor theatre: Hamlet – The Lord Chamberlain’s Men

Join The Lord Chamberlain’s Men this summer, in their 20th year, for Hamlet, the greatest play in the English language.…

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04
Aug

Outdoor theatre: Illyria theatre – The Hound of the Baskervilles

An evening of mystery, intrigue and things that go woof in the night. Who killed Sir Charles Baskerville? Can anyone…

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28
Aug

Outdoor theatre: Illyria theatre – The Adventures of Doctor Dolittle

When Dr John Dolittle of Puddleby-on-the-Marsh is taught by his wise old parrot Polynesia how to talk to animals, news…

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Girl reading a book quietly in the Killerton fashion exhibition
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02
Nov

Relaxed Hour in the house

Enjoy the Acland family home at your own pace. Relaxed Hour is ideal for our visitors who prefer a quieter…

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A girl picks at display food whilst surrounded by mannequins dressed in childrens clothing.
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03
Nov

Playing by the rules: fashion exhibition at Killerton House

‘Playing by the rules: Childhood, dress and imagination’ will delve into the world of children’s clothing within the Killerton collection,…

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January 2024
Lovely experience, chapel restoration is worth visiting.
We visited Killerton on 28th January and used the Tramper for the first time. The lady at visitor reception was brilliant from the moment we arrived. My husband was concerned and she imemdiately put his mind at rest -offering a chair while we went through the paperwork- to taking him outside and showing him the Tramper controls in a way that made sure he felt at ease and not at all self conscious. She set the tone for visit and the way he felt about the experience.

Sara B - Exeter

December 2023

Our 2nd National Trust property on our holiday.

Staying in Bampton we took the chance to get to our 2nd NT property on our winter holiday-the parking is easy in the walled garden area which is very tidy
Entrance through the stable block is easy to navigate even with our three dogs.
Walked to the house and took in turns to enjoy the ground floor-I do believe if I could I would live in this property as it has charm and likeability
The walk around the park was enjoyed by us all and my wife also took the chance to visit the church.
Had a chai steamer and mince pie and managed to get a book from the very good book shop.
All staff and volunteers were excellent and very welcoming.
Even got some lovely bread and a Christmas pudding from the bakery stall in the car park

Andrew H - Bristol

November 2023

Beautiful Walks

We had a lovely time at Killerton. We knew the house would be closed in preparation for Christmas, but there are lots of beautiful trees and parkland to explore. It was very autumnal and everyone was friendly and welcoming. It is ideal for either a short visit or a longer visit if you have more time or prefer a longer walk.

jb1328

October 2023

A must see house and gardens.

We visited Killerton on Wednesday. Had a wonderful visit to the house where every room had knowledgeable volunteers who answered all our questions, and we had lots! They were cheerful and welcoming.
We then went to view the stunnng gardens and were taken around in a buggy. The guide was very jolly and knowledgeable. The gardeners must work so hard to keep this place look so good.
All the volunteers were lovely and made our visit very special. We look forward to returning again in Spring (as recommended by your tour guide).

Debra L

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