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“Lovely gardens.”
Review of Killerton

Killerton
Ranked #6 of 124 things to do in Exeter
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: One of Devon’s great estates, Killerton was given to the National Trust by Sir Richard Acland because of his political beliefs. And now it's yours to explore. At Killerton, you can discover the history of Aclands in the relaxed atmosphere of the friendly Georgian mansion. Upstairs, you'll find an annually changing fashion exhibition. The gardens at Killerton are renowned, with blooming herbaceous borders and patches of wild meadow. Winding paths lead you to hidden treasures, from the ice house and bear's hut to chapel. The Killerton estate is vast. Off the beaten track, you can discover Deodar Glen, an ancient iron hill fort, Danes wood and Ashclyst forest, a top butterfly site. There's also three hidden gems on the Killerton estate to discover; a postcard perfect old post office, a working mill and medieval hall-house. A visit to Killerton isn't complete without a stop off at Killerton's award-winning restaurant, where you can sample tasty treats made from local homemade produce. The shop, plant centre and book shop are perfect for picking up gifts.
Reviewed 24 June 2014

Wonderful gardens and arboretum. Well maintained as you would expect from an NT property. Shame about the traffic noise from the M5. Great views.

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Reviewed 23 June 2014

Visited here last Saturday to break our journey to Dawlish. Not far off M5 but some typical Devon lanes to drive through. Lots of parking but was very busy as there was a farmers market on and a Bygones day with loads of stalls, Eateries, very old cars display and much more which was very good. The gardens are lovely and lots of walks to do if one has the time. The house was good with not too many rooms but one is able to get close to furniture etc. There was a fashion display on upstairs which did not appeal to me. Also a recycle shop with items for sale. The NT shop, cafes and restaurants, Book shop and large garden shop. Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 14 June 2014

A great house and garden. Excellent cafe. So good we called in again on our way back from another day trip.

Thank Dawn W
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Reviewed 12 June 2014

Dissapointed with the house found it quite boring. The upper floor exhibition was interesting up to a point but just went on and on. Friendly room stewards throughout.The gardens were good to stroll around walked up to the bear house and into the woodland. Not an appealing property from the outside. Not one of my favourite National Trust properties. Tea-room was adequate but nothing special.

1  Thank dollymix7
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Reviewed 4 June 2014

We enjoyed looking around the house. House not as extensive as some properties but with large grounds. National Trust policy of trying to allow visitors to touch comes over as slightly confused. Yes you can play the grand piano but can't touch any of the large collection of books, for example. Compare this with Avebury (Wiltshire) where they encourage participation much more (even if the four poster bed the kids are allowed to bounce on is a reproduction). Unfortunately we suspect that some of the paths on the leaflet have changed recently as have some of the numbered points of interest so this has lost them one mark. Hopefully they will update the plans soon.
The restaurant was fine and I'll write a review of this if I can find the Killerton House Restaurant page.

Thank wadewade
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