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Killerton from the parkland - Chris Lacey


Explore the garden, woods, and parkland at Killerton. With an estate that covers 6,400 acres, you'll find fun and adventures for visitors of all ages.

This place is a Clyst Valley Gem

Grid ref:
SS 97641 00098
  • Nature
  • Gardens
  • Art & culture
  • Eating & drinking
  • Shopping
  • History
  • Walking, cycling & riding
  • Outdoor learning

Would you give away your family home for your political beliefs? Sir Richard Acland did just that with his Killerton Estate in the heart of Devon, when he gave it to the Trust in 1944. Today, you'll find a friendly Georgian house set in 2,600 hectares (6,400 acres) of working farmland, woods, parkland, cottages and orchards. There's plenty of calm space in the glorious garden, beautiful year-round with rhododendrons, magnolias, champion trees and formal lawns. You can explore winding paths, climb an extinct volcano, discover an Iron Age hill fort and take in distant views towards Dartmoor.

Flowering magnolia
Magnolia 'Peter Veitch' flowering in spring in the gardens at Killerton 

Open every day except Christmas Day and Boxing Day 10am-5pm (closing at 4pm November – January). Admission fees apply. National Trust members visit for free.

How to get here without a car

Public transport

Pinhoe train station 4.5 miles, bus services from Exeter to Tiverton:

Other information

Bike parking


Car parking

Open 08.00 – 19.00


During opening hours


Killerton Stables café 10.00 – 17.00

National Trust