Stately Homes & Manors in Devon
Devon has some breathtaking stately homes and manors which are open to the public to visit.
Visiting a grand old Devon country house is a great way to spend a day. Not only can you step back in time, but you also have the chance to see how the otherside live! There are a host of stately homes and manors across the county with incredible histories, some were used during the Civil War and still retain decor from this period, others were redeveloped from monasteries after the Dissolusion. Whatever the house, you'll find that they are all in magnificent locations and often surrounded by lovely grounds to explore.
Devon's Castles and country estates
Devon has some incredible architecture and a host of fascinating buildings, from the youngest castle in the UK to ancient manor houses and homes that have been inhabited by the same family for over 400 years! Whether you want to explore the grounds, which are often vast and full of wildlife, or you want to see how families lived in years past and having a good explore around their former homes, you can make a whole day out of a visit. Many of these stately homes and grounds have been opened as tourist attractions, even those that still operate as family homes, so you'll find that there are all the facilities you could need for a fmaily day out and most have refreshments on offer too. What could be better than enjoying a Devon cream tea with a grand Elizabethan manor in the background?
Whatever you like when it comes to heritage attractions, there is something for everyone, from huge National Trust properties that are open all year round, to private homes that only welcome visitors on select days, to castle ruins and more.