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Overbecks Museum and Garden

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Address: Sharpitor, Salcombe TQ8 8LW, England
Phone Number: 44 1548 842893

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What an absolutely lovely place. The best view on entry of any national trust property we have been to. Nice gardens to wander around and a few rooms in the house. The tea room... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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Ely, England, United Kingdom
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Ely, England, United Kingdom
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100 reviews 100 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

What an absolutely lovely place. The best view on entry of any national trust property we have been to. Nice gardens to wander around and a few rooms in the house. The tea room was lovely and the staff friendly.

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Bideford, United Kingdom
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97 reviews 97 reviews
28 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

As others have mentioned, the approach to the house is somewhat stressful and when you arrive, you must hope to be able to park. We were fortunate in that someone must have just left. Once there, though, the gardens were glorious and when the morning mists lifted, the views were picture perfect. I would put up with the dicey access... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
32 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Bonus - we managed to park on the hill close to the entrance - otherwise we would have had a climb up a steep hill. On a glorious June day, we enjoyed the scenic views, the gardens, the café and super guide who explained and demonstrated the Polyphon in the house.

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Penzance, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful views and gardens. But as many have mentioned the access is horrendous and just managed to park when someone else moved. Followed brown NT signs as advised but ignored on leaving and went on much easier route avoiding hairpin bends etc. Why does NT Greenway have booked parking for large car park and here with just a few spaces... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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111 reviews 111 reviews
13 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I checked the national trust website before driving to Overbecks. Their website advised that there was a small amount of parking available on site or to park at North Sands and walk. No distances were mentioned and I just assumed it was a short distance. So, dressed nicely in a skirt and beautiful suede loafers, I parked at North Sands... More 

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London
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26 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Really excellent garden with numerous different species including very clever use of walls and shading to grow exotic plants. House a bit underwhelming Very nice staff.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Overlooking the inlet at Salcombe, Overbecks is a true gem for garden enthusiasts. Guided walks both around the garden and inside the house/museum were well paced and interesting. The recommended crab sandwiches bulges with fresh crabmeat - no wonder the pair of mallard ducks stare at you - thank goodness I don't have anatidaephobia Try to work out parking at... More 

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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87 attraction reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We used to go frequently to Overbecks but moved away some 15 years ago. We went back to take a trip down Memory Lane and Overbecks still shines! We loved the new rooms, the tea shop, the newly-opened paths and of course the views. We even bought a miniature of the garden statue as a souvenir. This little place is... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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168 reviews 168 reviews
36 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Very relaxing few hours, in enchanting gardens, Have a word with the gardeners, who have lots of time and are very knowledgeable.

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Hilperton, England
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

As a NT property it's all in pristine condition and the exotic plants in this sub-tropical garden are superb. There are a series of 'garden rooms' that lead one to the other on this steeply terraced site. The museum is well worth a visit too and there is the usual café and NT shop

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Address: Address: Sharpitor, Salcombe TQ8 8LW, England
Phone Number: 44 1548 842893
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Salcombe

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