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Overbecks Museum and Garden

Sharpitor, Salcombe TQ8 8LW, England
44 1548 842893
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Ranked #4 of 9 attractions in Salcombe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Gardens
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

We visited Overbecks on a warm sunny Sunday. It is a little tricky to find but worth the effort. The staff were welcoming and knowledgeable. The gardens are perfect to stroll round and not too large to walk around using the useful map, so you don't miss anything. Make sure you leave time for lunch on the sunny terrace taking... More

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

If you use the sat nav to get to this property be prepared for very narrow lanes with high hedges, they love them in Devon. There are passing places but you may need to reverse a few times on your way there. If you don’t like the narrow lanes, use a map to navigate there on the larger roads. This... More

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Plymouth
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78 reviews 78 reviews
26 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

I've driven up & down a good few alpine passes and the route to here is in that league, at least in the alps there are few trees and buildings to obscure that coach coming the other way!! Well worth it though. On Saturday there were two guided tours withe Malcom, noon and 3pm. I'd recommend them as he was... More

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Gerrards Cross, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

The long uphill road has no passing places so be prepared for a long uphill walk, or frustrating journey up to an already full car park. The gardens are so so, the view can be seen elsewhere for free, and the house disappointing, unless you like dead insects. I prefer the Connaught gardens in Sidmouth, and they are free and... More

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Poole, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Fascinating history to this house and well worth a visit. If disabled read the Access guide first. Some of the friendliest staff I've met in any NT property. Wonderful locally sourced crab sandwiches! Outstanding views in both directions and gardens to die for!

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Nottingham
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27 reviews 27 reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

If you are near to Overbecks do not miss this beautiful gem restored and looked after by the wonderful National Trust. The views down to the estuary & sea are breathtaking, the gardens beautiful & the house, with a short but interesting tour, is not to be missed.

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Bedfordshire
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62 reviews 62 reviews
6 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Lovely views and an interesting story. Gardens limited as are available rooms to visit. Make sure you are there for the guided tour which was at 12 on our visit. Not the best value for money.

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

Struggling for something nice to do on Father's Day we ventured to this picturesque gem in Salcombe. We started our 'explorartion' with a lovely meal out in the garden, in the sunshine. The very friendly staff in the restaurant helped us choose from a small but lovely selection of food. My dad thoroughly enjoyed the Slacombe crab sandwiches (crab salad... More

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Harpenden, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

The generosity of Ottoman Overbeck in leaving this beautiful house and gardens to the National Trust for all to enjoy is wonderful. Crab sandwiches to die for!

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Devon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Excellent views with beautiful gardens, though you need to be aware these can be quite steep in places and a lot of steps. However the tea and homemade cakes outside on the terrace make it all worthwhile.

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