The Castle Hill Estate

Castle Hill house and gardens are steeped in history and are, and have been for centuries, a home to the Fortescue family. Today it is loved and cherished by the Earl and Countess of Arran and is a wonderful North Devon visitor attraction. We'd like to tell you more.

We welcome you most warmly to our stunningly beautiful Palladian home in its wondrous Grade 1 landscape in North Devon. It gives us great pleasure to be able to share our romantic Woodland Gardens with you. Wander through rare trees along tranquil paths where magnolias, camellias, rhododendrons and azaleas grow in abundance together with profusions of daffodils, bluebells and carpets of Devon primroses. Meander beside water where Tarka the Otter's offspring gambol, with vistas to 18th century temples and bridges. Visit the Sham Castle with all round views to distant horizons. A peaceful descent brings you to our Millennium Garden, a summer haven of lavender and gentle colours.