Poltimore House

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  • Address: Poltimore House, Poltimore, Exeter, Devon EX4 0AU, United Kingdom
  • Phone: +44-1392248938
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Historical Site, Family And Kids, Architecture , Heritage Building

Poltimore House is of utmost importance to Exeter and Devon, historically and architecturally.

It was an extremely beautiful place in 1900 and there have been various attempts to restore it to its exact original form. It was home to the Bampfylde family for around five centuries. In 1921 it went on to become Poltimore College, a girls' school. In 1940, it became the war-time home of Dover College for boys. From 1945 - 1975 Poltimore served as a hospital, Poltimore Hospital which was initially private and went into the hands of National Health Services.

After a short span it was increasingly neglected and vandalized, slipping rapidly into decay. Fortunately, efforts from English Heritage, East Devon District Council and eventually the Buildings at Risk Trust saved it from complete destruction. Since 2000, with its acquisition by the Poltimore House Trust and with the aid of East Devon District Council, its future has looked a lot more secure.

This historic house has over the years attracted many people and groups. The enthusiasm for finding a permanent solution to restore Poltimore House and its grounds continues. But even in its present condition, it is a beautiful place to visit.

Poltimore House Travel Tips

  • It is enriched with history and holds a very prominent place in the heart of Devon and Exeter`s cultural map. Before going, do read up on its history.
  • Book events in advance to avoid disappointment later.

Entrance Ticket Details For Poltimore House

  • Please refer to the official website to know more about the free events and chargeable events as they are updated regularly.

Poltimore House Hours

  • Please refer to the official website to know more about the timings of the events as they are updated regularly.

How to Reach Poltimore House

  • 6.9 miles from Exeter St David`s. 5.5 miles from Exeter Central.
  • A car can be rented.

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  • Poltimore House Address: Poltimore House, Poltimore, Exeter, Devon EX4 0AU, United Kingdom
  • Poltimore House Contact Number: +44-1392248938
  • Time required to visit Poltimore House: 03:00 Hrs
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  • 6.86% of people who visit Exeter include Poltimore House in their plan

  • 43.48% of people start their Poltimore House visit around 2 PM - 3 PM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Poltimore House

Monday, Thursday and Saturday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Poltimore House

People normally club together Killerton House and Northcott Theatre while planning their visit to Poltimore House.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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