Killerton Circular Walk

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The walk starts in the hamlet of Columbjohn, where there is documentary evidence that it dates back to 1086. There used to be a large mansion there but now there is only a chapel and the remains of the gatehouse and a small cottage. In 1486 the manor was owned by Edward Courtenay, Earl of Devon. In 1580 the manor was acquired by Sir John Acland and held by the family for many years.

The Killerton Estate was originally mentioned back in 1242, then owned by the Kildringtons. The house at Killerton was not built until 1778/9 for the Acland family, one of Devon's oldest families. The gardens were created in 1770 by John Veitch, a leading landscape designer, who developed fantastic gardens using rare trees and rhododendrons all mixed in with the Devon countryside. The design all helps to create the walks in and around the parkland.

There is the added bonus of Killerton House which is just like going back in time for everybody to enjoy, so it's your turn; do not miss it.

England - South West England - Devon - Countryside

Features

Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Flowers, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Good for Kids, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Lake/Loch, National Trust, River, Stately Home, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland

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