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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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Worth the drive! !

It's a hell of a drive up but oh so worth it. Stunning gardens with the most incredible views. The museum is quirky and full of interest.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

It's a hell of a drive up but oh so worth it. Stunning gardens with the most incredible views. The museum is quirky and full of interest.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This is possibly my most favourite place on the planet - not the most amazing of houses or gardens in the National Trust but the views are utterley outstanding and a fun place for kids to run around and have mini adventures in the garden and of course try and find Fred the Ghost!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Such a lovely setting and the tropical gardens are beautiful. Will be going back for another look before the end of our holiday. Staff were so friendly and gave my children two different challenges which kept them entertained. The house had some interesting pieces. We had a lovely cream tea too which we thought was good value for money.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Walk there from East Soar for a fabulous view and exercise before enjoying the garden, with freshly made lunch or cream tea as well. Children love the few rooms in the house that are open.

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Middx London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

A fascinating NT property to visit but difficult to access. We were very lucky to find a parking place as the car park is tiny! The roads up to Overbecks are tortuous but the views are well worth it! The gardens are really beautiful and well maintained. It is a fascinating house/museum with an incredible collection . There is a... More 

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Boy, the roads are narrow around here. It must be the hardest NT property to get to, but well worth it. The views over the estuary are stunning, at least on a sunny day. A nicely sized garden that doesn't take an age to get round, with plenty of variety. The tearoom was splendid; well, the terrace was at least.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Don't visit expecting a massive car park for your 4 by 4. The world is not designed around them. But on a more serious note, this is not for the lesser mobile. If you need to park elsewhere it will be a fair walk and the gardens are up and down too. All that aside the house is interesting and... More 

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Windsor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We've been going to Overbecks for years. Beautiful gardens - brilliant to explore. Games on the lawns for the kids. Intriguing museum - my kids still love searching for the little ghost! This visit, though, I just want to say the Tea Room Manager went above and beyond to accommodate us - she was just lovely - thank you so... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The joy of this place outweighed the journey to get there - tortuous narrow lanes and holiday traffic - by a country mile. My better half and I have been NT members for well over 30 years and this place was one of the most spectacular settings we've seen and possibly the most magical. Spectacular coastal views across the wonderful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

Greatly enjoyed lunch on the terrace overlooking the bay. Was absolutely beautiful. We only had time to walk around the gardens, which were stunning. Take care driving and parking around the narrow roads!

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