Opening Times

Open 7 days a week until Sunday 3rd of November 2019. We reopen from Saturday 1st February – Sunday 8th November 2020.

House opening times 11am-5pm with last entry to the house at 4pm. Shop, grounds and café open 10:30am-5:30pm with last orders at the café at 5pm.

Weekend only opening from Saturday 14th November – Sunday 20th December.  We will also be open from Sunday 27th December – Thursday 31st December.

House opening time 11am-4pm with last entry to the house at 3pm. Shop, grounds and café open 10:30am-4:30pm with last orders at the café at 4pm.


Address: National Trust - A la Ronde, Summer Lane, EXMOUTH, Devon, EX8 5BD

Tel: 01395 265514



About National Trust A La Ronde

The House  A la Ronde is a sixteen-sided building full of creative treasures from around the world. The hexadecagonal building was the work of Jane and Mary Parminter in 1796. See the fantastic shell and feather designs throughout the house, find out about the creative designs and ask about the one and only male owner. With the 360’ touchscreen virtual tour every visitor can get up close to the shell ceiling and view it as intended by the Parminters from the Octagon. 
Around the grounds  At A la Ronde you can experience the original spiritual harmony created by the Parminter cousins within the orchard, hay meadow and gardens. Take in the spectacular view of the estuary and enjoy the garden games and croquet. The perimeter walk offers a lovely short walk for dogs on leads. Assistance dogs can access all areas. 
Tea-Room  Go through the key-hole shaped door to the cosy tea-room or sit outside to admire the view with delicious hot and cold light lunches, cakes and home-made scones.
Shop  Located in the original stables, visit the shop for heritage inspired and contemporary gifts, locally made food and keepsakes. Browse our wide range of locally produced treats and take away a taste of Devon. 
Pre-loved books  There is a pre-loved book shed located in the old wagon-shed next to shop full of fiction, children’s books, puzzles and reference books. Look out for your favourite author or perhaps discover some new ones.

All year around
Family fun
We have seasonal trails throughout the year that will take you around the estate with activities at each stop and a prize at the end. £2 per trail. Normal admission applies. 
Conservation in action
Get a glimpse behind the scenes and meet some of our conservation team as they care for A la Ronde and the collection, every Thursday 11:30am-1pm.

Offers & Prices

Admission for the house, grounds and tea room - Adult £10. 50 Child £5.25, Family (2 adults and 2 children) £26.25, Family (1 adult and 3 children) £15.75, Groups (15+) £9.90


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