National Trust Devon


From great houses and gardens such as Killerton and Arlington Court to dramatic Morte Point, to Finch Foundry to Lydford Gorge.

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killerton-house Killerton House. Built in 1778 for Sir Thomas Acland . Housing extensive costume collection. Fine hillside gardens, herbaceous borders, and terraced beds. Walks through the large estate, encompassing over 4000 acres of woodland. Getting there. On the Cullompton road 5 miles from Exeter.

arlington-court Arlington Court. Built in 1822 in a neo classical style, as the home of the Chichester family. Extended in the middle of the 19th century with the addition of the West Wing. Inside view the collections of Miss Rosalie Chichester, from sailing ships to shells to an amber elephant. With informal gardens and a Victorian conservatory See how the restoration of the Walled kitchen garden is coming on. 8 miles northeast of Barnstaple on the Lynton road.

coleton-fishacre Coleton Fishacre a few miles along the coast from Brixham is this real gem of a gentlemen's residence with a sun trap of a garden. suntrap of garden. Built in the 1920s for the D'Oyly Carte family now cared for by the National Trust.

greenway Greenway Garden reachable by foot ferry from Dartmouth to Dittisham hence across the River. A often steeply sloping woodland garden, once home to the authoress Agatha Christie. Tantalising views of the Dart. A stiff walk along the Dart Trail from Kingswear. Please note the house itself is undergoing restoration and not usually opened to the public.

lydford-gorge Take a walk in Lydford Gorge, see the White Lady Waterfall and the delights of the golden colours of autumn.

finch-foundry Finch Foundry Museum, Sticklepath.National Trust Fascinating 19th-century water-powered forge in working order. From 1814 to 1960 produced edge tools, from hay and manure forks to to shovels-cornish, clay and wing turf them, for agriculture and mining in the South West.

blacksmith forge Branscombe is one of those villages whose photograph is often seen on chocolate box lids. The Old Bakery, Manor Mill & Forge cared for by the National Trust. One can even buy examples of the blacksmith's work Open Easter to October.

morte-point Explore the Devon Coast, much of which is in the care of the National Trust. For example in the north of the County Woolacombe Sands. On the south north side of the Bay Baggy Point and with Morte Point (NT) to the north- 2 and a half miles of west facing golden sand backed by dunes,(NT) behind which are the grassy slopes of the Downs.

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