National Trust Killerton House and Park

A fine 18th century Georgian house surrounded by 6000 acres of working farmland, woods, parkland and orchards. You can take beautiful walks by the River Clyst and visit the working watermill, explore the gardens or visit the beautiful house. Café and shop. Admission fee applicable both for house and parkland area. Dog friendly walks and café.
Approx distance from Talaton 9 miles
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Bicton Park Botanical Gardens

These very impressive gardens span nearly 300 years of horticultural history. Along with the grade 1 listed landscaped park, the attractions include an indoor and outdoor childrens play area, a maze, restaurant and shop. Open all year with the exception of Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
Distance from Talaton approx. 12 miles



Set at the meeting of two valleys, Branscombe is an idyllic village said to be the longest in the Country. Dotted with quaint thatched Cottages and terminating in a delightful pebbly beach, this village is definitely worthy of its reputation. It has a number of historic buildings including the National Trust Forge and Bakery. The South West Coastal path passes through the village, from Beer to the east and Sidmouth to the west.
Distance from Talaton approx. 14 miles
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Beer Quarry Caves

Quarrying of the famous Beer stone since Roman times until the early 20th Century has provided stone for 24 Cathedrals including St Paul’s and Exeter. These works have created a vast complex of intriguing underground caverns which can now be enjoyed via a guided tour. Open between April and October, please see website for specific details.
Distance from Talaton approx. 14 miles
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Exeter Cathedral

One of the finest Cathedral’s in England and a glorious example of Gothic architecture is open daily. Admission charges apply. There is a shop and café onsite.
Distance from Talaton approx. 15 miles
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Royal Albert Memorial Museum

RAMM is one of the most visited attractions in Exeter. It is a showcase both to the history of Exeter and Devon, along with a significant number of interesting and diverse Collection’s dating from the 18th and 19th Centuries.
Distance from Talaton approx. 15 miles
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National Trust Knightshayes Court

A splendid Gothic Revival House managed by the National Trust surrounded by acres of glorious gardens and Parkland. There are great woodland walks and a café. Much of the parkland is dog friendly and accessible without entrance fee. Car park charges apply.
Approx. distance from Talaton 20 miles
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Powderham Castle

Located within easy reach of Exeter, this beautiful castle overlooks the River Exe. Six hundred years of history are contained within the wall of one of England’s oldest family homes. Guided house tours; walled garden children’s play area. Open from April to Oct with exception of Saturdays, please check website for specific details.
Distance from Talaton approx. 23 miles
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House of Marbles

A glass, marble and games museum alongside childrens outside play area, restaurant and shop are amongst the attractions provided by the House of Marbles. No entrance fee and ample parking
Distance from Talaton approx. 29 miles
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Buckfast Abbey

Located alongside the river Dart, Buckfast Abbey, a working monastery is a very popular destination for visitors. The Abbey Church is likely to be the focus of any visit along with the tranquil Gardens. There is a restaurant, gift and book shop.
Distance from Talaton approx. 36 miles
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Exeter Cathedral

Exeter Cathedral is one of the great cathedrals of England, and one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture anywhere. Its visual beauty is a story in stone and glass, embroidery and wood of the faith that built it. Visit website

Exeter’s Red Coat Guided Tours

Operating throughout the year except Christmas Day and Boxing Day, these FREE guided walking tours are the perfect way to explore Exeter. No booking is required, simply choose a tour, meet your Red Coat Guide and spend 90 minutes discovering Exeter. Visit website


Beer Quarry Caves

Extractions of the famous ‘Beer Stone’ first took place in Roman times and continued for centuries. The stone has been used to construct some spectacular structures, including Exeter Cathedral, Westminster Abbey and The Tower of London. Visit website

Bicton Gardens

The magnificent 63-acre (25 ha) historic park is superbly landscaped with lakes and fountains. It also contains more than 1,000 trees including 300 species and 25 champion specimens together with many flowering plants. Bicton Park is renowned for its 18th century Italian Gardens. Visit website


Branscombe: the Old Bakery, Manor Mill and Forge

Step back in time to discover a restored mill and working forge in this pretty village. Nestling in a valley that reaches down to the sea, these thatched buildings date back more than 200 years. Visit website

Buckfast Abbey

Buckfast Abbey forms part of an active Benedictine monastery at Buckfast, near Buckfastleigh, Devon, England. Dedicated to Saint Mary, it was founded in 1018 and run by the Cistercian order from 1147 until it was destroyed under the Dissolution of the Monasteries. Visit website



Guided tours of the house recount its history dating back to the early 15th century. Visitors will see the Long Gallery, the Roof Chamber with its Elizabethan timbered roof, and the Court of the Sovereigns, described by Simon Jenkins as one of the ‘€œtreasures of Devon€’. Visit website