Devon Heritage

Explore Devon's rich and varied history

Devon is home to some fabulous historic estates, gardens and places of interest.  Visit and explore our varied and rich heritage.

A la Ronde is a 16 sided-house with wonderful views over the Exe Esturary. Built for the Parminter sisters to their unique specification and featuring a hand decorated shell encrusted gallery. Compton Castle in contrast is a large and dramatic medieval structure and home for 600 years to the Gilbert family. There are also a number of beautiful walks around the heart of Devon area, managed by the National Trust; explore their map for further information.

Exeter too, boasts a long and diverse story. Marvel at its journey with extensive exhibits focusing on local places and archeology at the award winning Royal Albert Memorial Museum in the city centre.  

Don't forget to make a trip to Exeter Cathedral and enjoy its Gothic splendour. Nestled in the heart of the city and surrounded by a beautiful green, the cathedral is open to visitors throughout the year and has an uninterrupted vaulted ceiling which is the longest of its type in the world.

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