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Overbecks Museum and Garden

Address: Sharpitor, Salcombe TQ8 8LW, England
Phone Number: 44 1548 842893
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Ranked #4 of 15 Attractions in Salcombe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Gardens, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
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Type: Historic Sites, Gardens, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks

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Bath, Somerset
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129 reviews 129 reviews
72 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Well worth a visit with an amazing garden (many exotic plants) and stunning views over the estuary. Formerly the home of a somewhat eccentic inventor, the house is kept as a museum with some of his inventions on display. Car parking is very limited: you may be lucky; some roadside parking available, or in the beach car-park below the house... More 

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poole dorset
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36 reviews 36 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Quite unusual displays and artefacts. Very knowledgeable guides with interesting stories to tell. Amazing views, worth going just for the gardens and the drive up!

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Falmouth,UK
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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This is unlike most National Trust houses which,for me,sometimes begin to look the same.Very interesting collections of birds,mammals,fish,eggs.A wonderful music machine which the knowledgable and helpful guides will demonstrate.The garden is very steep and quite small and I would hesitate to call this a day out but we spent a lovely couple of hours here.The tea room has a very... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
17 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We enjoyed the gardens and the house. We expected to stay just a short time, but ended up spending around 3 1/2 hours there.

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Devon, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Pleasant enough as always with the National Trust. Beautifully kept grounds and amazing views out to sea. Shame the house made for a very small tour as a good part of it belongs to the YHA. An abundance of taxidermy within the house, seemed to be the main theme running within the house, too much we felt - even fish... More 

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Somerset, United Kingdom
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156 reviews 156 reviews
33 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

A must visit (if only to get away from the yachting fraternity) if in the Salcombe area. Up an incredibly steep and narrow approach road, do not attempt to visit if you're in a motorhome, towing a caravan or driving an overly-large car ! But when you do get to Overbecks you will find a charming old house set amongst... More 

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Somerset, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This beautiful garden and small museum are very rewarding, the views up the estuary stunning from the terrace, but it's the tea-room/restaurant which earns the plaudits for me. The manager runs it with care, and my gluten-free requirement is always sated - the NT always has soup and a gf roll if nothing else, but here they have a greater... More 

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Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
22 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Not disappointed with this NT property which allows limited house access (the other part of the house belongs to the YHA) and extensive gardens. Lots of collectables of all animal varieties stuffed at a time when our ancestors didn't care or were aware of the damage it would have the natural ecosystem. Nice history too on how the family impacted... More 

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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
15 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Beautiful House and Gardens, albeit steep and windy road to drive up. The usual warm welcome from National Trust staff.

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Devon
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 via mobile

We walked around the coastal path from East Soar,via Bolt Head and up to Overbecks yesterday. We love this garden and as we live locally enjoy visiting at different times of the year. Well kept garden with stunning views across the Salcombe Estuary, lovely cafe and small shop. The staff are always very welcoming too.

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