Elegant 18th-century house set in an 18-acre garden with sloping lawns and herbaceous borders. A majestic avenue of beech trees runs up the hillside, past an arboretum of rhododendrons and conifers. The garden has an ice house and rustic summer house where the family's pet bear was once kept, as well as a Victorian chapel. Inside the house are displays from the Killerton Dress Collection, and a Victorian laundry. Please telephone for details of annual events.
Facilities – at a glance
- Parking onsite
- Facilities: Wheelchairs & motorised buggy, photo album
- Accessible toilets
- Open all year
- Opening Times: House open mid Feb-mid Mar, 2-5; mid Mar-Oct 11-5 (last entry 4.30). Gardens & park open all year daily 10-dusk or 7
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About the area
With magnificent coastlines, two historic cities and the world-famous Dartmoor National Park, Devon sums up all that is best about the British landscape. For centuries it has been a fashionable and much loved holiday destination – especially south Devon’s glorious English Riviera.
Close to the English Riviera lies Dartmoor, one of the south-west’s most spectacular landscapes. The National Park, which contains Dartmoor, covers 365 square miles and includes many fascinating geological features – isolated granite tors and two summits exceeding 2,000 feet among them.
Not surprisingly, in Dartmoor the walking opportunities are enormous. Cycling in the two National Parks is also extremely popular and there is a good choice of off-road routes taking you to the heart of Dartmoor and Exmoor. Devon’s towns and cities offer stimulating alternatives to the rigours of the countryside.
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