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Historical Attractions in Devon


Discover Knightshayes - a great post-war garden, 19th-century parkland and grand Gothic Revival architecture by Victorian visionary William Burges.
With acres of glorious garden and park, surrounding a spectacular Gothic Revival house, Knightshayes is the complete country gentleman's dream.

The house is a rare example of the work of William Burges, whose lavish designs have always inspired extremes of opinion. Full of quirks and curiosities, it is a house of many faces.

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Exeter Cathedral

A vibrant community hub and a world-class heritage destination, Exeter Cathedral has been at the heart of Devon for nearly a thousand years. Now, as then, it offers a refuge for reflection, a place for prayer, and a stage for artists, performers and musicians. It has witnessed a fascinating history and remains home to a living faith, a place for learning and a retreat for relaxation. 

Exeter Cathedral is, at once, a centre of innovation and of ancient treasures; telling stories of the past while carefully conserving them for the future. Innovatively sharing its secrets to welcome a new generation.

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Gifted to the RHS by Lady Anne Berry in 1988, the garden consisted of a house, the 3.2ha (8 acre) garden around the house and 13ha (32 acres) of pastureland. Since then, it has evolved and developed into the garden our visitors see and enjoy today.

RHS Garden Rosemoor has a rich horticultural heritage and displays a variety of planting styles to inspire visitors for a glorious day out in Devon. It makes a beautiful backdrop for weddings and historic Rosemoor House is a lovely venue for a holiday.

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