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Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery

Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery

9.04km from National Trust - Killerton House

A beautiful museum and art gallery which was located in Exeter, Devon. It holds significant and diverse collections in areas such as zoology, anthropology, fine art, local and overseas archaeology, and geology. the museum is housed in a Gothic Revival building of local New Red Sandstone that has undergone several extensions during its history.

Exeter Cathedral

Exeter Cathedral

9.17km from National Trust - Killerton House

Exeter Cathedral is an Anglican cathedral, and the seat of the Bishop of Exeter, in the city of Exeter, Devon in South West England. An impressive example of Gothic architecture situated in one of the oldest parts of the city, the building’s elaborate West-front displays a series of notable 14th Century figures, whilst its interior contains a variety of unusual features from across the ages.

Devon Wildlife Trust

Devon Wildlife Trust

9.65km from National Trust - Killerton House

Devon Wildlife Trust is the only local charity dedicated to protecting wildlife and wild places across Devon - on land and at sea and its aim is to safeguard the future of the county's urban, rural and marine wildlife and its environment. It campaigns on a number of regional and national wildlife issues, and also looks after some 40 nature reserves including Sites of Special Scientific Interest such as Bystock, Dawlish Warren, Bovey Heath, Chudleigh Knighton Heath, and Dunsford.

Crealy Theme Park & Resort

Crealy Theme Park & Resort

9.98km from National Trust - Killerton House

A Park that caters for the whole family from the smallest children to parents and grandparents alike, Crealy Theme Park & Resort has over 200 animals, 75,000 square feet of undercover play and extensive outdoor adventure areas for guests to explore.

Diggerland Devon

Diggerland Devon

11.1km from National Trust - Killerton House

Diggerland's campsite in Devon is the perfect location for families to build special and unforgettable memories. Set in the stunning grounds of Verbeer Manor. Surrounded by the beautiful, picturesque Devonshire countryside and within an easy 30 miles drive or cycle of two renowned English National Parks.

Grand Western Canal

Grand Western Canal

15.4km from National Trust - Killerton House

Once used largely for the carriage of limestone, the canal is now a tranquil recreational waterway for walking, cycling, boating and fishing. An additional purpose of the canal was the supply of limestone and coal to lime kilns along with the removal of the resulting quicklime, which was used as a fertilizer and for building houses.

Knightshayes Court

Knightshayes Court

15.41km from National Trust - Killerton House

The National Trust's Knightshayes, Devon, is a Victorian country house surrounded by acres of glorious gardens and parkland. The house is Grade I listed. The gardens are Grade II* listed in the National Register of Historic Parks and Gardens. Out in the parkland, there are woodland walks, acres of tenanted farmland (home to our tenant farmers Exmoor Horn sheep), and our wild play area- so there really is something for everyone.

Powderham Castle

Powderham Castle

16.48km from National Trust - Killerton House

Powderham Castle enjoys a unique, picturesque setting within an ancient deer park beside the Exe estuary, just south of Exeter. Over 600 years of history can be discovered within the walls of one of Devon's oldest family homes. It is situated on flat, formerly marshy ground on the west bank of the River Exe estuary where it is joined by its tributary the River Kenn. On the opposite side of the Exe is the small village of Lympstone. It is a Grade I listed building. The park and gardens are Grad

National Trust - A la Ronde

National Trust - A la Ronde

16.99km from National Trust - Killerton House

La Ronde is an 18th-century 16-sided house located near Lympstone, Exmouth, Devon, England, and in the ownership of the National Trust. The house was built for two spinster cousins, Jane and Mary Parminter. The inspiration behind the building’s design is often attributed to the Basilica of San Vitale in Ravenna, with its many-sided shape and vaulted octagonal tower. The finished structure consists of 20 rooms, all intricately decorated by the cousins themselves.

Bicton Park Botanical Gardens

Bicton Park Botanical Gardens

17.54km from National Trust - Killerton House

A majestic place with over 60 acres of beautiful gardens with their soft sweeping lawns, elegant water features, fragrant English borders and formal Gardens. There’s a miniature village, a large climbing camp and acres of informal gardens to explore and play in. There’s an educational nature trail where many birds can be seen feeding and heard singing, you can even learn to identify their calls.

Devon Cliffs Holiday Park

Devon Cliffs Holiday Park

20.76km from National Trust - Killerton House

Devon Cliffs Holiday Park is one of the biggest parks which was set in acres of land and is situated in the gorgeous East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty famous for its intimate wooded combes and fertile river valleys. Head to the beach and have a crack at surfing, bodyboarding, paddleboarding, and sea kayaking. Back on dry land, score a hole in one with adventure golf. One of the iconic attractions where you can spend a nice time.

South West Coast Path

South West Coast Path

21.06km from National Trust - Killerton House

The longest of England’s National Trails, the multi-award-winning South West Coast Path offers 630 miles of stunning coastal walking around the entire South West peninsula. It follows the entire coastline of Cornwall, goes across the mouth of the River Tamar, and continues into Devon. After running along the south coast of Devon it then follows the Dorset coastline before finally ending at Poole Harbour.

Orcombe Point

Orcombe Point

21.11km from National Trust - Killerton House

Orcombe Point is the most westerly point of the Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage Site stretching from Exmouth to Old Harry Rocks near Swanage in Dorset. The dramatic red mudstone and sandstone reveal evidence of a previous desert environment crossed with seasonal life-giving rivers similar to Namibia today.

Sandy Bay Beach Blue Flag Winner 2019

Sandy Bay Beach Blue Flag Winner 2019

21.21km from National Trust - Killerton House

Sandy Bay Beach is a beautiful half-mile-long privately owned sandy beach set in a secluded bay. This beach offers a great location to spend some quality time making sandcastles and digging holes. Along the shore, there is rockpools ideal for searching and crabbing in. One of the iconic locations where you can spend a nice time with family.

Dawlish Warren Beach

Dawlish Warren Beach

21.36km from National Trust - Killerton House

Dawlish Warren is a beautiful Blue Flag family beach resort at the mouth of the Exe Estuary, near Exeter and Dawlish in South Devon. It offers more than just a traditional bucket and spade beach – it also boasts an internationally protected National Nature Reserve, a large grassed play area where you can enjoy a picnic, children’s amusements, shops, pubs, and cafes, all safely away from the road.

The Donkey Sanctuary

The Donkey Sanctuary

21.58km from National Trust - Killerton House

A beautiful farm runs over almost 134 acres, including 10 acres of woodland, and is perched on top of a hill 805 feet above sea level, looking out over the beautiful valley of Farway which is home to almost 300 donkeys and mules. The donkeys on the farm are some of the youngest and fittest in the sanctuary, as the fields leading down to the valley are very steep.

Haldon Forest

Haldon Forest

22.01km from National Trust - Killerton House

Haldon Forest Park is made up of 3,500 acres of woodland, just 15 minutes from Exeter. Open 364 days a year, it’s the perfect place to immerse yourself in the great outdoors. With miles of trails for walkers, runners, cyclists and horse riders, there’s something for everyone at Haldon Forest Park. One of the iconic attraction where you can spend some good time in the middle of nature.

Canonteign Falls

Canonteign Falls

22.24km from National Trust - Killerton House

Canonteign Falls is a stunning natural attraction in the heart of Devon that offers the perfect day out for the whole family Set in 90 acres of park and woodland. As well as the main waterfall itself there is also some smaller waterfalls, 7 lakes, 2 play parks, a cafe, a shop and giant bunnies. It is 220 feet high and is one of the highest waterfalls in England. It was created in 1890 by diverting a stream over the edge of a cliff.

Wellington Monument

Wellington Monument

23.69km from National Trust - Killerton House

Wellington Monument was begun in 1817 to celebrate the Duke of Wellington, the victor of Waterloo. The Monument is famous as the tallest three-sided obelisk in the world, reaching 174 feet. An ambitious construction, it commemorates a modern yet classical hero. The story of its origins and shambolic construction repeats itself in its conservation and repair story up to the present day.

Cothay Manor & Gardens (Medieval Manor House & Gardens)

Cothay Manor & Gardens (Medieval Manor House & Gardens)

23.95km from National Trust - Killerton House

A beautiful medeival house surrounded by 12 acres of gardens. Different garden rooms are arranged along a yew walk. There is also a bog garden, cottage garden and a river walk. The manor is Grade I listed on the National Heritage List for England, and its gate piers and wall to the north entrance of the house are listed Grade II.

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National Trust - Killerton House

Killerton House is the focal point of a substantial estate given to the National Trust in 1944 by Sir Richard Acland. The Aclands settled in this part of the country in the 16th century and earned the hereditary title of baronet by their loyalty to the King in the Civil War. The estate covers some 2590 hectares. Included in the Estate is a steep wooded hillside with the remains of an Iron Age Hillfort on top of it, also known as Dolby, which has also yielded evidence of Roman occupation, thoug