All Ages Indoor & Outdoor Historical Outdoor Fun

Killerton House National Trust

Killerton House, Exeter, Devon, EX5 3LE
01392 881345
Average time spent - 3 hours
Featured image for Killerton House National Trust

Things to do at Killerton House review

Killerton House is an elegant 18th-century house owned by the National Trust located in Bickleigh, Devon. With 18 acres of landscaped gardens to explore and more.

In the gardens, you can explore winding paths, climb an extinct volcano and discover an Iron Age hill fort. If you head off the beaten track there is Clyston Mill which is a working watermill. Plus a medieval house and a 1950s post office. There is plenty of open space to walk, cycle and play. They run family-friendly events, mostly during the summer.

At the highest point at Killerton, you’ll find a den building area. Make sure you keep your eyes open as you explore for swings hanging from their trees. There is another den building area at Park Wood, plus a playground and a lost house (this is a more strenuous walk).

Over the centuries there were various changes made to Killerton House, from turning the entrance hall into a large open space after a destructive fire, to changing the dining room into the music room. However, the Long Corridor, with its shallow domes, has been left untouched. You can see and explore some of the house today. There is also a picturesque chapel which was completed in 1841. Plus out in the gardens, nestled between the trees, lays a curious structure at Killerton House, known as the Bear’s Hut. It was built in 1808 as a surprise gift.

Covid 19 – Please check the website or social media of an attraction before visiting. Many places may be open differently and some remain closed. Reviews do not mention all of these changes or possible price changes. Most places still require you to pre-book online in advance.

FAQ and Further Information – Killerton House

Is there food and drink available?

There are a number of places where you can purchase hot and cold food and drinks. You are welcome to picnic in the grounds.

What are the main things to do?

Historic house you can explore, play area, den building, walks and structures to find. There are toilets and places to eat.

What are the ticket prices?

*FREE or Mid-range
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *FREE for members of the National Trust or Mid-range. An adult ticket costs around £10, children around £5.00. Under 5s are free. Other pricing options including family ticket are available.

Is there parking?

Parking is free for members of the National Trust. Non-members will have to pay to park, this costs from £2-4.

When are they open?

Killerton House is open almost all year round. For up to date opening times and dates please visit their website.

Dog friendly?

Dogs are not allowed in the house, garden or chapel grounds. Dogs must be kept on a lead elsewhere. Registered assistance dogs are permitted in all areas.

Are they accessible?

Killerton House National Trust
Killerton House National Trust
Killerton House National Trust
Killerton House National Trust
Killerton House National Trust
Photos credited to the National Trust

*This post contains affiliate links


Join in the conversation of find a great day out near you, join us on Facebook and Instagram 

Top attractions in Devon

  • Trago Mills Leisure Park
    Toddlers Primary Tweens Outdoor Outdoor Fun Railway

    Trago Mills Leisure Park

    Trago Mills Leisure Park, Stover, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 6JD

  • The Bear Trail
    All Ages Outdoor Outdoor Fun Adventure

    The Bear Trail

    The Bear Trail, Westcott, Cullompton, Devon, EX15 1RZ

  • Darts Farm
    All Ages Outdoor Seasonal Maize Maze Outdoor Fun Animals

    Darts Farm

    Darts Farm, Dart Farm Village, Topsham, Clyst St George, Devon, EX3 0QH

  • Super Tramp Plymouth Trampoline Park
    All Ages Indoor Indoor Fun Indoor Play Centres

    Super Tramp Plymouth Trampoline Park

    Super Tramp Plymouth Trampoline Park, 3 Breakwater Rd, Plymouth, Devon, PL9 7HJ

  • Becky Falls Ancient Woodland Park
    All Ages Outdoor Great Outdoors Animals

    Becky Falls Ancient Woodland Park

    Becky Falls Ancient Woodland Park, Manaton, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ13 9UG

  • River Dart Country Park
    All Ages Outdoor Adventure Sports Outdoor Fun

    River Dart Country Park

    River Dart Country Park, Ashburton, Devon, TQ13 7NP