An opportunity to explore the historic landscape at Shilstone with our resident archaeologist, Abigail Gray, on Monday 11th September 2023 at 2:30pm.

Shilstone House occupies a truly exceptional site, at the head of a steep sided valley containing evidence of occupation from later prehistory to the present day. The landscape here is rich in archaeology and through both excavation and geophysical survey we have been able to reveal its history and development.

For this special guided tour our guests will spend the afternoon rambling through the terraced formal gardens, before leaping over the ha-ha, and into the nationally important water garden with its ornamental and cascading rills. Along the way, they will visit the walled kitchen garden, with its very own banqueting house, and see the remnants of the only known, late 17th century, Italianate water theatre.

The tour will last approximately one hour and thirty minutes, and will include steep slopes and rough ground. Sturdy footwear is essential. Please note this tour will be outside only and will go ahead in all weathers. 

Tickets are £15, and must be purchased in advance.
Please note that payments are non-refundable. Booking closes 5th September 2023. 

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Devon Rural Archive, Shilstone, Modbury, Devon, PL21 0TW

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