'Would you give away your family home for your political beliefs? Sir Richard Acland did with his estate, one of the largest the National Trust has acquired at 2,590 hectares (6,400 acres) with 20 farms and 200-plus cottages.
Killerton House, built in 1778-9, brings to life generations of the Aclands, one of Devon's oldest families. The historic fashion exhibition, 'Elegance', explores the fabulous and luxurious dress of the past 200 years. The gem of Killerton, beautiful year round, is the garden created by John Veitch, with rhododendrons, magnolias and rare trees surrounded by rolling Devon countryside
* Feel at home in the relaxed atmosphere of the house.
* Escape into the garden with majestic trees and sloping lawns.
* Discover the rustic summerhouse Â– the Bear's Hut.
Discover 'Killerton's Characters'. Try on replica costumes. Browse in the second-hand bookshop. For families: Tracker Packs, play area, Discovery Centre (school holidays), trails. Waymarked walks and orienteering routes. Dogs: Dogs welcome on leads in park and estate walks only. Dog bowls and posts available'
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