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Gardens in North Devon

North Devon has some excellent gardens to visit.  RHS Rosemoor and Castle Hill are two great local gardens to explore, but you will also find Hartland Abbey and Gardens, Tapeley Park Gardens and Marwood Hill Gardens all in the local area.

RHS Rosemoor

RHS Rosemoor in Great Torrington, offers a relaxing day out as you explore this enchanting 65 acre garden. Rosemoor is a beautiful garden, carefully planted to retain the essence of rural North Devon within a dramatic backdrop of steep wooded valley sides.

In all seasons Rosemoor has colours, scents and textures to stimulate your senses in both formal and informal gardens, plus woodland walks, water features and open spaces.

Castle Hill Gardens

Castle Hill is truly a Garden for All Seasons.  This family friendly 50 acre garden near South Molton surrounds the magnificent Palladian house, seat of the Fortescues since 1454.  The house was built in 1730 as the Earl Fortescue’s family home in North Devon. Today, Castle Hill is home to his descendants, the Earl and Countess of Arran. It is set in a spectacular 18th century parkland landscape punctuated with statues, follies and temples built by each generation of the Fortescues.

Younger visitors can head for the Tanglewood Tree for a chance to climb on one of the oldest trees in the garden plus there is a variety of things to see and activities for children to enjoy.

You can take a picnic and after a walk around the gardens you can enjoy a cream tea or local ice-cream at the garden kiosk.  Dogs on leads are welcome.

Golf Feature

Highbullen Golf

18 hole golf course

USGA specification golf course set in rich wooded parkland

Weddings Feature

Highbullen Weddings


A perfect Devon countryside wedding venue

Leisure Feature

Highbullen Leisure

leisure facilities

Enjoy an extensive gym, 20m pool, exercise studio and tennis

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Sunday Lunch

Every Sunday at Highbullen Hotel, from midday to 3.30pm, we are serving some great Devon Sunday lunches in The Devon View Restaurant. Prices are :

2 courses £15.95 per person

3 courses £19.95 per person

For Children (under 12) – 2 courses £7.95, 3 courses £9.95.

Highbullen Spring Break

For the extra-special price of £94.50 per person per night, 2 people can stay overnight in a standard room with full English breakfast the following morning, a 3-course dinner for 2 in the award winning Devon View Restaurant and full use of our leisure facilities including 18 holes of golf on our fabulous course and access to our all-weather tennis courts.

Plus receive a ticket per person to RHS Rosemoor or Castle Hill Estate Gardens.

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Traditional Sunday Lunch

Every Sunday at Highbullen Hotel from midday to 3.30pm, we are serving Sunday lunch in The Devon View Restaurant.
Prices are:
2 courses £15.95 per person
3 courses £19.95 per person
For Children (under 12)
2 courses £7.95
3 courses £9.95 More >