National Trust Visit – Killerton Estate
Venue Killerton Estate Broadclyst, Broadclyst Devon
Date 26th. February 2019
Meet in the car park Killerton 11.00 a.m.
A visit to Killerton Estate, with lunch in the award winning restaurant situated within the house.
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.
Off the beaten track, you can discover three of Killerton’s hidden gems. Nestled by the River Clyst sits Clyston Mill, a working watermill. In the heart of Broadclyst you’ll find Marker’s, a medieval house steeped in history, and just a stone’s throw away from Killerton House is a 1950’s post office with charming cottage.
Every day, the team of chefs create special dishes inspired by the seasons. Tucked away in the Georgian mansion, the restaurant is a unique find, offering full service bistro style dining. Come and see why we’re so special.
If you would like to enjoy an interesting day out please sign up on the e-board – further details and information will be sent to those who decide to come along