A family home and a great estate. Glorious landscape garden surrounded by parkland with fine 18th-century house.
We look forward to welcoming you to the gardens, house and parkland this summer. Enjoy a full day out with the children, pop in to walk the dog and enjoy a coffee, or stop by to take in nature, beauty and history.
You no longer need to book your visit to Killerton - just in time for spontaneous summer adventures.
Staying safe at Killerton: If you’re showing any of the symptoms of coronavirus, or if you've been in contact with anyone that has the virus in the last 10 days, please don’t visit.
Killerton Broadclyst, Exeter, Devon, EX5 3LE
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Countryside Mobility Explore one of the South West's most popular historic estates whatever your mobility using the all-terrain scooter available for hire at National Trust Killerton.
The Killerton Estate covers a massive 6,400 acres including a Georgian house, farmland, forest and parkland. The all-terrain Tramper allows you to easily explore the historic parkland taking in distant views across the Devon countryside before returning to the nationally important garden surrounding the house. Afterwards, you can treat yourself at the shop or cafes as well as visit the house (accessed using a dedicated transfer buggy).
Normal admission charges for non-National Trust members apply. Entry includes the full range of experiences (house & parkland). Parking is £2 for 2 hours or £4 all day for non-National Trust members. Use of the Tramper is free of charge on admission. National Trust members enter and park for free.
Booking - Killerton is a very popular property so it is strongly recommended that you call ahead to book the Tramper. This is particularly important for first-time users who will be provided with assistance to join Countryside Mobility and introduced to using the Tramper scooter.
Historic England An early C19 woodland garden and pleasure ground associated with the Veitch family, with an early C20 terrace designed by William Robinson adjacent to the house, set within wider parkland which developed from the late C17.
Visit Killerton by Bus (went it is safe to do so)
The nearest bus stop to Killerton is on the B3181 near Budlake. Buses run every 15 minutes, every day in daylight hours.
Budlake Killerton Turn (N bound from Exeter) https://bustimes.org/stops/1100DEC10572
Budlake Killerton Turn (S bound to Exeter) https://bustimes.org/stops/1100DEC10571
Wikipedia Killerton is an 18th-century house in Broadclyst, Exeter, Devon, England, which, with its hillside garden and estate, has been owned by the National Trust since 1944 and is open to the public. The National Trust displays the house as a comfortable home. On display in the house is a collection of 18th- to 20th-century costumes, originally known as the Paulise de Bush collection, shown in period rooms.
The estate covers some 2590 hectares (25.9 km2, 6400 acres). Included in the Estate is a steep wooded hillside with the remains of an Iron Age Hill fort on top of it, also known as Dolbury, which has also yielded evidence of Roman occupation, thought to be a possible fort or marching camp within the Hill fort.
Killerton House itself and the Bear's Hut summerhouse in the grounds are Grade II* listed buildings. The gardens are Grade II* listed in the National Register of Historic Parks and Gardens.
Dolbury is another local name for the Iron Age hill fort or enclosure at Killerton Park in Devon. It is referred to as such in several books and websites on Iron Age sites. The hill fort is situated on a hilltop some 128 Metres above Sea Level, the hilltop has a flat promontory jutting out northwards, still some 100 metres above sea level, around which the River Culm bends. The situation of the hill in the Culm Valley makes it very significant, although that can be hard to appreciate from the views afforded of it from the M5 motorway.