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10th April - 30th September daily except Saturdays, 11am - 5pm.
October - March every day except Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4pm Reduced admission
£3.00 Adults & Seniors, Children under 16 Free
Refreshments available for groups of 20+ by prior arrangement.
April - June June - August
Rhododendrons, camellias, magnolias, azaleas. Millennium Garden with lilies, agapanthus, phlox, penstemon.
Adult £6.00; Senior Citizens £5.50, Children £2.50 (under 5's free), Family £15.00 (up to 3 children), Groups of 20+ people £5
Friends: Single £20; Couple £35, Family £40
Some facilities for disabled.
Light lunches available from the tearoom/kiosk.
Refreshments/lunches for groups of 20+ available if pre-booked
See own website for events.
Country House Sale - 14th May
Outdoor Theatre Season
Danny the Champion of the World - Friday 3rd June at 5pm
Gulliver's Travels - Wednesday 27th July at 5pm
The Scarlet Pimpernel - Thursday 11th August at 6pm
All tickets available from The Plough Arts Centre (see website)
Highbullen, Chittlehamholt Northcote Manor, Umberleigh
Stumbles, South Molton The George, South Molton
Stags Head Inn, Filleigh The Jack Russell, Swimbridge
Filleigh - Church
- South Molton
Quince Honey Farm
Pannier Market (Thurs & Sat)
Museum (in summer).
The parkland, studded with grass terraces and statues leads down to the river and lakes. On the east side of the house is the Millennium Garden, designed by Xa Tollemache, featuring large herbaceous borders edged with box and lavender and an illuminated topiary water sculpture designed by Giles Rayner in 2002. Following the path, the visitor then comes to the formal terraced lawns in front of the house where the eye is intentionally drawn to the Triumphal Arch at the end of a tree-lined avenue.
The path to the west side of the house leads to the woodland gardens full of rhododendrons, camellias, magnolias, azaleas, hydrangeas and eucryphias, together with many beautiful shrubs and rare trees growing by the river, along the network of paths and in the Easter Close.
The final climb brings the visitor to the Castle, perched on the hill behind the house, with wonderful views to Exmoor, Dartmoor and Lundy Island.
Castle Hill was built in 1730 as the Earl Fortescue's family home in Devon. The Palladian House, in which his descendants, the Earl & Countess of Arran are living is set in 18th century parkland. Each generation of the Fortescue family has added to the temples, follies and other features of the park and gardens.