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Overbecks Museum and Garden

Sharpitor, Salcombe TQ8 8LW, England
44 1548 842893
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Ranked #5 of 9 attractions in Salcombe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Gardens
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English first
Monmouth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Whether at the start or end of a beautiful cliff top walk or as a stand-alone visit, Overbeck's is a must for those who love gardens and/or have an enquiring mind and a fascination for all things nautical, collectable and inventive. This is a charming place - as the name correctly suggests, more a museum than a house, with a... More

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

The garden is certainly worth a visit, the house is included in the price, but is best used as a shelter if wet. Unusual, sea breeze safe, plants and lovely views over the bay. Small shop, and nice restaurant.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

This place is out of the way and you have to take some very narrow and windy roads to get there. Parking is limited so get there early if you can. The house is a quaint property over looking the estuary and down into Salcombe. For us the gardens were the main attraction there and with the meandering paths you... More

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Painswick, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
9 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Amazing location before the trees outgrew the sea views. Worth the walk from town, plus a cup of tea. Nice gardens

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London
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13 reviews 13 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I visited on a sunny day so saw the garden and views at their very best.The house is interesting but the garden is the best part. All the staff I met were friendly and very helpful they have great in depth knowledge of the property and it's history. The steep path up to the property and changes in levels in... More

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Really unusual house formerly owned by an eccentric character, lovely tea rooms with home made fare. Step outside though and this place comes into its own with a wonderful terraces garden and a view money just couldn't buy. Worth the climb

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Bethersden, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Have been visiting Overbecks on and off for a lifetime. the last visit was over three years ago. This really is one of my favourite spots on earth, and the fear is that on returning, it will somehow let me down by not living up to expectations. It never fails to please, and exceeded expectations this time. If you are... More

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5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My boyfriends and are both national trust members and this was the first visit we have made to this particular garden. I love Sub tropical gardens so on reading about the type of garden it was a definate must visit for me whilst staying in the area. We decided to park on some free roadside parking and walk, the hill... More

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warwick
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This is a beautiful place with incredible views (and scones the size of a house in the restaurant!), and good for the kids to run around in. Unlike many NT places, they are pretty relaxed about taking your own picnic too. The approach is pretty hairy - Alp d'heuz on an English scale - and the car park is pretty... More

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UK
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180 reviews 180 reviews
98 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Worth the drive up, would suggest you get there early to get a parking space near the entrance, otherwise it's a long hilly walk, but I have to say, when you get there it is worth it, wonderful views back to Salcombe and out to sea. The gardens are magnificent. If you time it right you can join the garden... More

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