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Historic Houses Exeter

Historic Houses in or near Exeter, such as Killerton and A La Ronde are listed below.

Killerton

Killerton, Broadclyst, Exeter, Devon

Broadclyst, Exeter 5.9 miles away

Killerton House was rebuilt in 1778 for the Acland family, to the design of John Johnson. Alterations to the original house were made later, which included, a rear extension and new side entrance. It houses the Paulise de Bush collection of 18th to... more

A La Ronde

A La Ronde, Summer Lane, Exmouth, Devon

Summer Lane, Exmouth 7.8 miles away

Wonderfully quirky A La Ronde in Devon is a sixteen-sided house constructed in the late 18th century on the instructions of two rather eccentric cousins Jane and Mary Parminter. Jane and Mary had just completed a Grand Tour of Europe and many believe... more

Castle Drogo

Castle Drogo, Drewsteignton, Exeter, Devon

Drewsteignton, Exeter 12.4 miles away

Designed by Edward Lutyens, Castle Drogo in Exeter is an imposing granite edifice created for millionaire Julius Drewe at the first part of the 20th century. In dire need of renovations, it is currently the subject of a fund-raising campaign by the... more

Tiverton Castle

Tiverton Castle, Park Hill, Tiverton, Devon

Park Hill, Tiverton 12.8 miles away

Originally built by order of Henry I in 1106, Tiverton Castle was then rebuilt in the 13th/14th centuries and altered down the ages. It is part Grade I Listed and part Scheduled Ancient Monument. Fascinating history. Once home of the poweful medieval... more

Knightshayes

Knightshayes, Bolham, Tiverton, Devon

Bolham, Tiverton 14.3 miles away

Knightshayes Court, designed by William Burges, is a gothic Victorian building dating from 1869, and a rare survival of his work. The house is entered under a carved porch by Thomas Nicholls. Much of the decoration was by J G Crace, with his... more

Forde Abbey & Gardens

Forde Abbey & Gardens, Chard, Dorset

Chard 28.4 miles away

Forde Abbey was a Cistercian monastery, founded mid-12th century, and has been a private home since 1543. The buildings seen today almost all existed when the monks departed. The interior was substantially remodelled in 1649-58 by Edmund Prideaux,... more

Buckland Abbey, Garden & Estate

Buckland Abbey, Garden & Estate, Yelverton, Devon

Yelverton 31.1 miles away

The one-time home of Sir Francis Drake, Buckland Abbey in Yelverton, Devon, is packed with fascinating memorabilia from the great man’s travels. Take a stroll around the furnished rooms and interactive museum galleries which narrate the tale not only... more

Dunster Castle

Dunster Castle, Dunster, Minehead, Somerset

Dunster, Minehead 32.0 miles away

Originally built in Norman times, Dunster Castle was remodelled in the late 19th century for the Luttrell family, who lived here for 600 years. Only the 13th century gatehouse has survived from the original building. During the civil war soldiers... more

Saltram

Saltram, Plympton, Plymouth, Devon

Plympton, Plymouth 33.7 miles away

Saltram House is a remarkable Georgian mansion that features some of Robert Adam´s finest rooms. There are exquisite plasterwork ceilings and some rooms are decorated with original 18th century Chinese wallpaper. The fine collection of paintings... more

Cotehele

Cotehele, St Dominick, Saltash, Cornwall

St Dominick, Saltash 34.2 miles away

Set in the heart of this riverside estate, Cotehele was mainly built between 1485 and 1627 and was the home of the Edgcumbe family for centuries. It is built of local granite, slate and sandstone. The interior, unlit by electricity, holds a... more

Arlington Court & the National Trust Carriage Museum

Arlington Court & the National Trust Carriage Museum, Arlington, Barnstaple, Devon

Arlington, Barnstaple 35.3 miles away

There’s an awful lot more to Arlington Court near Barnstaple in Devon than grand fireplaces and lovely architecture. This country house, a bold example of 19th century Green Revivalism, is stuffed with fascinating objects, thanks to the tendency of... more

Antony

Antony, Torpoint, Cornwall

Torpoint 38.3 miles away

If you’ve ever seen Tim Burton’s movie Alice In Wonderland, the enigmatically named Antony will seem rather familiar – it provided the setting whilst Johnny Depp’s off the wall Mad Hatter’s Tea Party was all filmed in the grounds. This early 18th... more

Montacute House

Montacute House, Montacute, Yeovil, Somerset

Montacute, Yeovil 39.0 miles away

Montacute House is an Elizabethan house adorned with elegant chimneys, carved parapets, heraldic glass and other Renaissance features. The magnificent state rooms include the Long Gallery which is the largest of its type in Britain, and is full of... more

Lytes Cary Manor

Lytes Cary Manor, Somerton, Somerset

Somerton 43.4 miles away

The home of medieval herbalist Henry Lyte, the limestone house that is Lytes Cary Manor has been inhabited since the 14th century. It was passed through a succession of generations of the Lyte family until the 18th century and has been expanded and... more

Sherborne Castle

Sherborne Castle, New Road, Sherborne, Dorset

New Road, Sherborne 47.5 miles away

Sherborne Castle is an historic country house, built by Sir Walter Raleigh in 1594 and extended by the Digby family whose stately home it has been since 1617. The rooms are a variety of styles from Tudor, Jacobean, Georgian to Victorian. Prince... more

The Bishop´s Palace and Gardens

The Bishop´s Palace and Gardens, Wells, Somerset

Wells 51.4 miles away

The home of the Bishops of Bath and Wells for 800 years, the medieval Bishop’s Palace and Gardens sits in the heart of the city of Wells. With its delightful moat, flagstone drawbridge and historic portcullis, the ancient building is picture-postcard... more

Athelhampton House & Gardens

Athelhampton House & Gardens, Athelhampton, Dorchester, Dorset

Athelhampton, Dorchester 52.7 miles away

With a lineage stretching back to the 1400s, it’s not surprising that a walk around Althelhampton House in Dorset is a living history lesson. Its Great Hall is its centrepiece, built in 1485 as the main accommodation for the house’s inhabitants and... more

Lanhydrock

Lanhydrock, Bodmin, Cornwall

Bodmin 54.6 miles away

Lanhydrock was originally a 17th century house which was almost totally destroyed in 1881 and is now one of the most fascinating late 19th century houses in England. Although the gatehouse and north wing survived, the rest of the house was rebuilt.... more

Cardiff Castle

Cardiff Castle, Castle Street, Cardiff

Castle Street, Cardiff 54.6 miles away

When an attraction is steeped in history it can sometimes seem a little daunting getting to grips with it all. But the curators at Cardiff Castle have done an excellent job in bringing 2,000 years of fighting, defending, merrymaking and grand living... more

Pencarrow

Pencarrow, Washaway, Bodmin, Cornwall

Washaway, Bodmin 56.3 miles away

You can’t beat an English country house for history and character and the gorgeous Georgian confection known as Pencarrow at the foot of the valley between Bodmin and Wadebridge is no exception. The home of the Molesworth family (as any fule kno –... more

Clevedon Court

Clevedon Court, Tickenham Road, Clevedon, Bath & Northeast Somerset

Tickenham Road, Clevedon 58.3 miles away

Clevedon Court is an outstanding 14th century manor house with parts of a massive 13th century Tower and Great Hall and much of the original building still evident. It has been home to the Elton Family since 1709. A large amount of the interior was... more

Stourhead

Stourhead, Nr Mere, Warminster, Wiltshire

Nr Mere, Warminster 59.4 miles away

Stourhead House is a Palladian mansion built in the 1720s, which was home to the Hoare family, who are the owners of Britain´s only surviving private bank. The entrance hall has a large collection of Hoare family portraits. The interior includes an... more

Tyntesfield

Tyntesfield, Wraxall, Bristol, Bath & Northeast Somerset

Wraxall, Bristol 61.1 miles away

Tyntesfield is a spectacular Victorian country house, remodelled by John Norton in 1864 for William Gibbs. It is an extraordinary Gothic Revival, with extravagant towers and turrets. The original interior is still intact with an unrivalled collection... more

Tredegar House

Tredegar House, Coedkernew, Newport (Gwent), Newport

Coedkernew, Newport (Gwent) 62.0 miles away

Tredegar House is one of the architectural wonders of Wales and one of the most significant late 17th century houses in the whole of the British Isles. For over 500 years it was home to one of the greatest Welsh families, the Morgan’s, later Lords... more

Longleat House

Longleat House, Warminster, Wiltshire

Warminster 63.5 miles away

Widely agreed to be one of the finest examples of high Elizabthean architecture, Longleat House, sitting in 900 acres of parkland, was built in 1580 and is the stately home of the 7th Marquess of Bath – a direct descendant of Sir John Thynn, who... more

Kingston Lacy

Kingston Lacy, Wimborne Minster, Dorset

Wimborne Minster 65.9 miles away

Kingston Lacy is a 17th century house that was the home of the Bankes family for over 300 years, and replaced the ruined family seat at Corfe Castle. The house contains an outstanding collection of paintings and other works of art including work by... more

Trerice

Trerice, Kestle Mill, Newquay, Cornwall

Kestle Mill, Newquay 69.9 miles away

Trerice is a small Elizabethan manor house in a secluded setting. The highlight of the interior is the magnificient great chamber with its barrel ceiling. It houses fine fireplaces, oak and walnut furniture, interesting clocks, needlework and Stuart... more

Dyrham Park

Dyrham Park, Dyrham, Bath, Gloucestershire

Dyrham, Bath 72.9 miles away

Dyrham Park is a 17th century mansion built in the baroque style between 1692 and 1704 for William Blathwayt, Secretary of State to William III. The rooms have changed little since they were furnished by Blathwayt. Due to his royal connections, the... more

Wilton House

Wilton House, The Estate Office, Salisbury, Wiltshire

The Estate Office, Wilton, Salisbury 77.3 miles away

Wilton House has been the ancestral home of the Earls of Pembroke for 450 years and was rebuilt, after a fire in 1647, by Inigo Jones and John Webb. There were further alterations by James Wyatt in 1801. The magnificent 17th century state rooms... more

Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum & Village

Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum & Village, Lacock, Chippenham, Wiltshire

Lacock, Chippenham 78.1 miles away

Lacock Abbey was founded in 1232 and converted into a country house in the mid-16th century, the cloisters and monastic rooms of the Abbey have survived largely intact. On the closure of the monastery it passed to William Sharington. The Strong Room... more

Mompesson House

Mompesson House, The Close, Salisbury, Wiltshire

The Close, Salisbury 79.5 miles away

Mompesson House, an elegant and spacious 18th century house in Cathedral Close, was built for Charles Mompesson in 1701. It has magnificent plasterwork, a fine oak staircase and good quality period furniture. The house also contains the Turnbull... more

Salisbury Cathedral

Salisbury Cathedral, 33 The Close, Salisbury, Wiltshire

33 The Close, Salisbury 79.5 miles away

Salisbury Cathedral: Be inspired by the peace and beauty of one of Britain´s finest medieval cathedrals, Salisbury offers a warm welcome to all who visit. Set within eight acres of lawn and surrounded by historic buildings and museums within the... more

Bowood House & Gardens

Bowood House & Gardens, Estate Office, Calne, Wiltshire

Estate Office, Bowood House, Calne 81.9 miles away

The Marquis of Lansdowne, owner of Bowood House and Gardens in Wiltshire, says he aims to provide something of interest for ever age of visitor and he has managed to do that in spades. Bowood, built during the 18th century to the designs of Henry... more

Chavenage House

Chavenage House, Chavenage, Tetbury, Gloucestershire

Chavenage, Tetbury 87.3 miles away

A Cotswold manor pretty much unaltered for the last 400 years, Chavenage House in Gloucestershire is probably best known as Candleford Manor in the popular TV series Larkrise to Candleford. It was built in the classic Elizabethan E shape that it is... more

Godolphin House

Godolphin House, Godolphin Cross, Helston, Cornwall

Godolphin Cross, Helston 89.3 miles away

Godolphin House, a privately owned Tudor and Stuart Grade I mansion was begun in the 14th century, with additions made in later centuries - by the end of the 17th century there were over 100 rooms. The Godolphin family wealth came from the tin... more

Mottisfont

Mottisfont, Romsey, Hampshire

Romsey 89.9 miles away

Mottisfont Abbey is a 12th century Augustinian priory which was converted into a private house after the Dissolution of the Monasteries and still contains the spring or `font´ from which its name is derived, and the cellarium from the old priory. The... more

Palace House & Beaulieu Abbey

Palace House & Beaulieu Abbey, John Montagu Building, Beaulieu, Hampshire

John Montagu Building, Beaulieu 91.2 miles away

Palace House, once the Great Gatehouse of Beaulieu Abbey, is the family home of Lord Montagu since 1538. The house contains splendid rooms full of fine portraits, pictures, furniture, photographs and many treasures collected by past generations from... more

Rodmarton Manor

Rodmarton Manor, Rodmarton, Cirencester, Gloucestershire

Rodmarton, Cirencester 91.5 miles away

Rodmarton Manor is one of the last country houses to be built and furnished by hand between 1909 and 1929, using local stone, timber and local craftsmen. All the furniture was made especially for the house, to the Cotswold Arts and Crafts ideals.The... more

The Merchant's House

The Merchant's House, 132 High Street, Marlborough, Wiltshire

132 High Street, Marlborough 92.4 miles away

The House of Thomas Bayly was built following the Great Fire of Marlborough in 1653. Over the years 1653-1700 a fine timber and brick building was constructed, its interior panelled, brilliant with wall paintings and a commanding oak staircase. ... more

Lydiard House

Lydiard House, Lydiard Park, Swindon, Wiltshire

Lydiard Park, Lydiard Tregoze, Swindon 93.7 miles away

The ancestral home of the Viscounts Bolingbroke, Lydiard House near Swindon was once a thriving country estate visited by the great and good of England and still today its Palladian splendour is evident. Wander around the lovely rooms stuffed with... more

Picton Castle

Picton Castle, Rhos, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire

Rhos, Haverfordwest 94.4 miles away

A beautiful hybrid, Picton Castle consists of a 13th century castle with splendid Georgian wing added in 1790s. Guided tours span nearly 800 years, starting in the medieval castle, elegantly remodelled with plaster and fireplaces by Sir Henry Cheere,... more

St Michael's Mount

St Michael's Mount, Marazion, Cornwall

Marazion 94.8 miles away

St Michael´s Mount can be approached by a causeway at low tide and ferry at high tide, was originally the site of a Benedictine priory dating back to the 12th century. After the Civil War it was acquired by the St Aubyn family who still live in the... more

Osborne House

Osborne House, East Cowes, Isle of Wight

East Cowes, Isle of Wight 99.0 miles away

Osborne House was built for Queen Victoria and Prince Albert as a private home. It was designed by Prince Albert and built by Thomas Cubitt in Italianate style. Many of the rooms have been preserved and unaltered since the death of Queen Victoria,... more

Avington Park

Avington Park, Winchester, Hampshire

Winchester 103.3 miles away

The Palladian mansion Avington Park, overlooking the River Itchen near Winchester, is the quintessential English country retreat. From its beautifully painted main hall and Clermont's striking tempura painted designs filled with gold leaf in the... more

Highclere Castle

Highclere Castle, Highclere, Newbury, Hampshire

Highclere, Newbury 103.7 miles away

Highclere Castle is the ancestral home of the Earls of Carnarvon. In the 1830s the 3rd Earl commissioned Sir Charles Barry to transform the original Georgian house into this soaring pinnacled mansion. The splendid State Rooms are rich in treasures... more

Buscot Park

Buscot Park, Estate Office, Faringdon, Oxfordshire

Estate Office, Faringdon 105.1 miles away

The home of Lord Faringdon, 18th century Buscot Park in Oxfordshire is one of those glorious English country estates that whisk you back through the centuries as you wander in awe at the beautiful paintings and plates, pots and urns, furniture and... more

Hampton Court Castle & Gardens

Hampton Court Castle & Gardens, Near Hope under Dinmore, Leominster, Herefordshire

Near Hope under Dinmore, Leominster 106.3 miles away

Historic buildings, glorious grounds and days out go hand in hand in history-soaked Britain and stunning, ivy-clad Hampton Court Castle is no exception. Surrounded by 1,000 acres of green and glorious Herefordshire countryside grounds, this 15th... more

Kelmscott Manor

Kelmscott Manor, Kelmscott, Lechlade, Gloucestershire

Kelmscott, Lechlade 106.4 miles away

Kelmscott Manor is a Grade I listed Tudor farmhouse adjacent to the River Thames, dating from 1570 and situated on the edge of the village of Kelmscott, near Lechlade. William Morris (designer, writer and socialist) chose it as his summer home,... more

Hinton Ampner

Hinton Ampner, Alresford, Hampshire

Alresford 106.5 miles away

Hinton Ampner house was completely destroyed by fire in 1960, along with Ralph Dutton´s collections of fine English furniture and Italian paintings. Rather than abandon the ruin, he set about building a new house. The furniture is mostly French and... more

Shaw House

Shaw House, Church Road, Newbury, Berkshire

Church Road, Shaw, Newbury 107.9 miles away

Shaw House was built in 1581 by Newbury clothier Thomas Dolman. This fine Elizabethan building has enjoyed a colourful past from a Duke’s country retreat to a school. It was recently restored through a £6million project and the stories and characters... more

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