Leisure Attraction Killerton
Killerton House

Bed and Breakfast at Arlington House Hotel and walk or drive to Killerton House, cottage, mill and post office. To view Killerton click




for Knighthayes Court:



 Would you give away your family home for your political beliefs? Sir Richard Acland did with his estate, one of the largest the National Trust has acquired at 2,590 hectares (6,400 acres) with 20 farms and 200-plus cottages. Killerton House, built in 1778–9, brings to life generations of the Aclands, one of Devon's oldest families. The historic fashion exhibition, 'Elegance', explores the fabulous and luxurious dress of the past 200 years. The gem of Killerton, beautiful year round, is the garden created by John Veitch, with rhododendrons, magnolias and rare trees surrounded by rolling Devon countryside

Don't miss
  • Feel at home in the relaxed atmosphere of the house.
  • Escape into the garden with majestic trees and sloping lawns.
  • Discover the rustic summerhouse – the Bear's Hut.

Making the most of your day

Discover 'Killerton's Characters'. Try on replica costumes. Browse in the second-hand bookshop. For families: Tracker Packs, play area, Discovery Centre (school holidays), trails. Waymarked walks and orienteering routes. Dogs: Dogs welcome on leads in park and estate walks only. Dog bowls and posts available

Opening times
Park and garden
Open all year10:30 - 7MoTuWeThFrSaSu
13-Feb - 21-Feb2 - 4Closed MondaysClosed TuesdaysWeThFrSaSu
10-Mar - 31-Oct11 - 5MoTuWeThFrSaSu
04-Dec - 23-Dec2 - 4MoTuWeThFrSaSu
Shop and tea-room
02-Jan - 07-Feb11 - 4Closed MondaysClosed TuesdaysClosed WednesdaysClosed ThursdaysClosed FridaysSaSu
Shop, plant sales and tea-room
13-Feb - 31-Oct11 - 5:30MoTuWeThFrSaSu
Shop and plant sales
01-Nov - 31-Dec11 - 5:30MoTuWeThFrSaSu
01-Nov - 31-Dec11 - 4MoTuWeThFrSaSu
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Orchard tea-room and shop close at 3 on Christmas Eve and all day Christmas Day and Boxing Day. In winter, shop and Orchard tea-room may not open in bad weather. Garden tea-room usually open when house open (variable opening times) and open on selected dates in December for Christmas lunches. Last admission 30 minutes before closing.


Get in touch

01392 881345 Fax: 01392 883112 Emailkillerton@nationaltrust.org.uk


Gift Aid Admission (Standard Admission prices in brackets) House and garden: adult £8.40 (£7.60), child £4.20 (£3.80), family £20.70 (£18.80), family (1 adult) £12.90 (£11.70). Garden and park only: adult £6.20 (£5.60), child £3.10 (£2.80). Reduced rate when arriving by cycle or public transport. Garden and park: reduced rate November to February



Killerton cottage

taken from Killerton's site:


An intriguing medieval cob cottage with a thatched roof and smoke-blackened timbers. Discover the fascinating history of the cottage, including the unusual painted decorative screen showing St Andrew. A cross passage opens out onto a garden with a contemporary cob summerhouse and blacksmith's workshop. Note: nearest parking and toilets in Broadclyst.

Budlake Old Post Office
Post Office

Excerpt from Killerton site:

Close to Killerton, this small thatched cottage was the village post office, serving Killerton House and the local community, until the 1950s. The cottage has a delightful cottage garden including rose borders, herb and vegetable plots. Note: nearest toilets at Killerton.

Clyston Mill

From the Killerton site:

Historic water-powered corn mill in a picturesque setting by the River Clyst, surrounded by farmland and orchards. Corn is still ground here to make flour, keeping alive traditional skills. Discover more about what life would have been like for the miller, with hands-on activities and interpretation. Note: nearest parking and toilets in Broadclyst.


Knighthayes Court

From the Killerton site:

One of the finest surviving Gothic Revival houses, built in the lush landscape of mid-Devon, Knightshayes Court is a rare example of the work of the eccentric and inspired architect William Burges. Built for the grandson of pioneer lace-maker John Heathcoat in 1869, the house is an exciting architectural experience, with extraordinary 'medieval' romantic interiors, rich decoration and ceramics. The restored and fully productive organic kitchen garden is a treat for everyone who enjoys local produce. The vast garden, which was the Heathcoat Amory family's great passion, is renowned for its rare trees, shrubs and seasonal colours. Note: no photography in house. House and garden access may be restricted February, November and December.