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Published May 29th 2019
Watch out for the cows in the fields
Killerton house built in 1778 by Sir Thomas Acland with ownership passing to the National Trust in 1944.

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Killerton House


The estate has over 6,400 acres of land, eighteen farms and two hundred and fifty cottages.

There are many different walking trails all around the estate each with a varying degree of difficulty and accessibility, and there is something for everyone with maps and trail instructions that can be downloaded from the website making it easier to pick a trail that suits.

Some of the trails include: -

Acland Walk, which is buggy friendly and follows surfaced paths

Two Chapels Walk, this goes along the riverside and thru the woodlands on what can be rough and muddy terrain so unsuitable for pushchairs.

Tree Walk takes you among the ancient woodlands on rough terrains.

There are also many dog-friendly walks and some that take you thru the wider estate taking in villages and cottages.

While you walk around the estate, you will come across some of the farms and orchards within it that produce a wide range of products such as flour, cider, apple juice, dairy and meat all of which help to keep the estate sustainable.

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Clothing display


The old manor house has many interesting artefacts throughout and exhibitions around the building that change over the year so you may find some new and interesting displays each time you visit as we have each time we've managed to visit.

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View from house


As well as the walks and house, there is a large garden to stroll around and several areas in which the kids can have a play.

A small food and gift shop with many souvenirs is located at the main entrance as well as a book shop and some plants for sale.

Between walking around the estate and house and having a bite to eat, it is easily possible to spend an entire day here, and if it is a nice day, you could bring a picnic with you.

You'll find plenty of parking available near the main entrance, it's pay and display or free if your a National Trust member
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Why? To enjoy a walk in the country and visit an old manor house
When: Opening times vary through the year check website before visiting
Phone: 01392881345
Where: Broadclyst, Exeter, Devon, EX5 3LE
Cost: Free for National Trust members, Adult 12.20 Child 6.10 Family 30.50 1 Adult Family 18.30
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