A rare opportunity to explore the historic landscape at Shilstone with our resident archaeologist, Abi Gray, on Tuesday 8th June 2021 at 2pm. 

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.

After the tour there will be tea and cake served at the Archive.  

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.  

Tickets £12 and must be purchased in advance. Booking closes on Friday 4th June 2021. 
To purchase a ticket please call us on 01548 830832 or email office@dra.uk.net

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Where we are

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

Call us: 01548 830832

Email us: office@dra.uk.net