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Buckland Abbey

Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park PL20 6EY, England
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Ranked #1 of 8 Attractions in Yelverton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Adelaide, Australia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
31 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Another National trust treasure. An abbey turned into a house made for an interesting combination. Definitely worth a visit.

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Chippenham, UK
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Very welcoming and helpful staff, especially having disabled elderly parents with us, they couldn't do too much to make the visit as easy and as accessible as possible. Lots of interesting things to see, some interactive areas, a good café lovely gardens. The Rembrandt exhibition was fascinating. Well worth the visit!

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed the house and grounds, lots to see, not at all dull. Lovely cup of tea in the cafe but disappointed with the fruit scone which was doughy and tasted of bicarb. I was offered a refund but declined as we only bought one and shared it so a bit embarrassed to accept - we are English after all!

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Caerphilly
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

Fascinating home of rags to riches Francis Drake. The history is well presented by the National Trust with one exception. The site dates back to Elizabethan times but the kitchen is furnished with 19th & 20th century stuff like colmans mustard tins. Wall carvings were brilliant but you have to look closely. The recent refurb of one section is brilliantly... More

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Dunstable, United Kingdom
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88 reviews 88 reviews
22 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

This wonderful National Trust Property is a few miles away from Plymouth and is well sign posted. There is a good sized, free car park and a buggy can transport the less able from the car park to the entrance. We were delighted to be able to hire a tramper. These are all terrain mobility scooters which are easy to... More

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Herefordshire
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44 reviews 44 reviews
6 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Interesting exhibits bring the period to life. Must see: recently discovered Rembrandt - beautiful painting. Friendly staff.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The abbey was beautiful and also the surrounding grounds,but really nothing much more to do and the gift shop very expensive,fascinating to learn of the history though

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Honiton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Wonderful setting for this truly historic building. As always with NT, the grounds were beautifully maintained, the volunteers knowledgeable and helpful and the visit most pleasant.

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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

A very serene and beautiful place to visit. The history of the Abbey is fascinating, and its location in Dartmoor makes you feel a 100 miles away from the hustle and bustle. The Abbey and Barn are well worth a visit and the gardens are enjoyable. Staff are very friendly and knowledgeable, and the cream tea in the restaurant is... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We visited the abbey during our stay in Dartmouth, it was a bit of a drive but well worth it. We had a spot of lunch first and I can honestly say the food was one of the best we've had In a national trust place. The abbey didn't disappoint either, really informative DVD to watch before you start, then... More

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