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Address: Buckland Abbey, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park PL20 6EY, England
Phone Number: +44 1822 853607
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10:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 5:30 pm

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So much history, such helpful staff

Buckland has everything for a quiet, but stimulating, day out. Stunning historical buildings with such a background, brought to life by dedicated volunteer stewards who are so... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Dave R
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Bude, United Kingdom

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Bude, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Buckland has everything for a quiet, but stimulating, day out. Stunning historical buildings with such a background, brought to life by dedicated volunteer stewards who are so happy to share their knowledge and enthusiasm. When your mind reaches overload, the food in the old Ox Yard helps to you to re-charge, then a walk in the grounds is such a... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Beautiful house and gardens. Seeing a genuine Rembrandt was a bonus. Also enjoyed the Kitchen Garden which is stunning at this time of year

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I like history in a big way and Sir Francis drake had a beautiful abby to live in. The best part was the rembrant that they have found to be genuine is outstanding well worth a look.

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Chudleigh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Brilliant Abbey all built by the monks themselves - free car park and gardens - no dogs allowed. Nice cafe and shop

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

A return visit after many years. Disappointed that some of the gardens were bare in June. Enjoyed the Rembrandt painting and its story, but found the house and its contents confusing - the visitor video focussed on Drake rather than telling the story of the property.

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We enjoyed visiting Buckland Abbey when staying nearby, it was well signposted and easy to find and the satnav also found it well. Pretty hard sell by the National Trust people when we were buying our tickets, even after we said we would like to think about it; they also automatically put through the higher gift-aid cost without asking us... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We visited Buckland Abbey during our recent holiday to Devon was a lovely day out. Started off with Coffee and cake in the tea room before visiting the Abbey and gardens. We then explored one of the estate walks and had our picnic en route. Thoroughly recommend.

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Badsey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Interesting history and well laid out.The gardens are spaced out and you can walk around without bumping into people everywhere.

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Newton Abbot, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

I am doing the rounds of local National Trust properties and yet another great day out was had by myself at Buckland Abbey. Photography is my main hobby and I was made to feel welcomed lugging my camera complete with tripod into the grounds and house. I have never had any issues taking photos in our outside any NT location... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Grenville transformed the former abbey into a home, Francis Drake bought it after rescuing England, the National Trust sent an unknown Dutch painting there for display and it turned out to be a genuine Rembrandt. That is the story in a nutshell. The real story is how the volunteers bring those fragments to life. As with other National Trust properties,... More 

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Additional Information about Buckland Abbey

Address: Address: Buckland Abbey, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park PL20 6EY, England
Phone Number: +44 1822 853607
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Dartmoor National Park  >  Yelverton
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Monday 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 10:30 am - 5:30 pm

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