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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
Bristol, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

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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Torbay
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Lovely day out, beautiful gardens and house. Especially the Rembrandt picture estimated at 30m. And the gardens were gorgeous and so well maintained. Staff were well informed too.

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Surrey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

This was not top of our list for things to do, so it was a great surprise to find Sir Francis Drake's country house was a brilliant visit, wonderfully interesting, with extremely helpful and enthusiastic staff and volunteers. Regretted not having allocated longer to look round the house and gardens. Situated a short drive from Plymouth, its convenient and not... More

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Penzance, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Lovely old house with connections to a Drake. Also see the newly discovered artwork worth 3 million!

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Outside Basingstoke
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80 reviews 80 reviews
42 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This NT property has much to interest visitors. If it's fine, you can wander round the gardens or take longer walks in the estate. Indoors, having marvelled at the size of the barn, you find the Rembrant (sic) taking pride of place with an explanation of how it's recently been attributed to the master. Upstairs are artefacts of Sir Francis... More

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Unfortunately it was raining for most of our visit so we only managed the indoor tours. Granddaughters loved the dressing up sessions, Grandad was a pirate. Nice to know that as NT members we own a genuine Rembrandt. Gift shop was a little on the expensive side but there was a good selection. Cafe was relatively cheap and food was... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Fantastic place - and you'll never see a Rembrandt this close again - unless you own one yourself! Don't miss this if you're close to Dartmoor

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

We visited buckland abby with familey as some of us where national trust members. Though it was only £10 for each adult non member. There are a few walks to do around the grounds, we did the green walk this was about 3 miles which passed a kids play park with a zip wire in it. We had to have... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

It's a National Trust property so if you are members car parking and entry is free for the family. The surroundings are beautiful by themselves but when you also have the historical buildings of the estate to go with them then it is even more worth the trip. As it is summer holidays there is lots for children to do.... More

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Bourton-on-the-Water, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

House and gardens were beautiful, staff very helpful. Did a walk across the estate, the views were amazing.

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