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iVisit.... Killerton

  • Killerton Broadclyst, Exeter Devon, EX5 3LE United Kingdom (map)

Killerton is a warm and welcoming Georgian family home with a colourful history. On your visit you can see the annually changing fashion exhibition upstairs in the house, learn the history behind family portraits, listen to the country-house organ that is still played today and relive times past at the historical events.

Would you give away your family home for your political beliefs? Sir Richard Acland did just that with his Killerton Estate in the heart of Devon, when he gave it to the Trust in 1944. Today, you'll find a friendly Georgian house set in 2,600 hectares (6,400 acres) of working farmland, woods, parkland, cottages and orchards.

There's plenty of calm space in the glorious garden, beautiful year-round with rhododendrons, magnolias, champion trees and formal lawns. You can explore winding paths, climb an extinct volcano, discover an Iron Age hill fort and take in distant views towards Dartmoor.

More family home than grand mansion, the relaxed house holds the National Trust's largest fashion collection, with selected items exhibited annually. You can follow the development of colours and dyes at this year's exhibition  'Fashion to Dye For'.

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