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Buckland Abbey

Yelverton, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park PL20 6EY, England
44 1822 853607
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Ranked #1 of 8 attractions in Yelverton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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English first
Rye, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

A good cream tea at a reasonable price. Home made jam (lots) & clotted cream (lots). Good strength tea. The courtyard setting was very pleasant

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Had a lovely morning here yesterday, finding it was quite hair raising as we travelled some very thin country roads... then suddenly there it was! We really enjoyed the Abbey and visiting the grounds. There are some dog walks to go on too, though we didn't have our pooch with us. The Abbey has a Drake Museum/display inside, which was... More

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Evesham, England, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

enjoyed our visit to the Abbey staff and guides most helpful and engaging. thought the interpretation at the top of the ship etc was really good. lots for children to get involved with too. And the Rembrandt- well just magnificent.

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Devon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Very easy parking in a peaceful and tranquil setting. The Rembrandt exhibition is extremely well designed and thought out so you can get very close to the painting. The gardens are a delight, the food was excellent and the exhibits were interesting and fresh looking.

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I use a wheelchair and some of the paths are not suitable, I couldn't go to the upper part of the house as there is no lift. Alright for an hour, the soup was lovely.

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Jez M, General Manager at Buckland Abbey, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for your comments, I'm sorry that you were a little dissapointed with your visit, but I can understand why. Certainly the topography of our site does not make us particualry wheelchair freindly, it's certainly a challenge. What we do do is ensure that we always have a buggy avaiable run by one of our super helpful... More

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We had a lovely afternoon with family going round abbey and gardens. Lunch of hot dogs and sandwiches really nice and the staff so helpful.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We had a lovely afternoon going round abbey with friends and lovely hot dogs and sandwiches for lunch enjoyed by all

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Having said small I should mention that the Great Barn is anything but small! Lovely NT property full of interest, not least the Rembrandt self portrait, newly discovered to be by him rather than 'school of'. Nice little exhibition and also good for children on the top floor as it reconstructs what it was like to be on Drake's ship.... More

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Dawlish, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

A lovely place to visit. We saw the Rembrandt painting, Drake's drum and many other rooms including the small chapel. In the courtyard area, there are a few small shops to browse. The tea-room is spacious as well as having outdoor tables to sit at. At the time of our visit, the Great Barn had a vintage weekend event with... More

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Lancashire
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Visited while in the area. As members, it's always worth having a look given that you have free access to the properties. We weren't disappointed. It's rather grand, although there isn't a lot to see inside other than the Drake exhibits and the newly discovered Rembrandt (first time I've seen a famous painting in real life!)

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