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.
10 March - 31 October 2010
11am - 4.30pm
Garden open all year round 10am - 7pm (or dusk)
- Toilet WC
- Picnic site
- Car parking
- Disabled access
- Baby changing area