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Buckland Abbey

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Address: Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park PL20 6EY, England
Phone Number: +44 1822 853607
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An oasis of colour and culture!

Brilliant day out in beautiful gardens that were in full bloom! The Abbey itself was the real reason for the trip to learn about Sir francis Drake. The icing on the cake was the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Weeza27
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Brilliant day out in beautiful gardens that were in full bloom! The Abbey itself was the real reason for the trip to learn about Sir francis Drake. The icing on the cake was the Rembrandt exhibition which was just amazing. A fabulous day out for all the family.

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East Allington, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Very enjoyable day out, lovely gardens and very interesting location. The highlight for me was the chance to see up close a really beautiful self portrait by Rembrandt.

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cardiff
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47 reviews 47 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

Its all free! The cafe is good value, an excellent photographic exhibition. Its just so good and well run. The Abbey its self is outstanding.

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lazy_kitty
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56 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

We had a lovely stroll around the gardens. Lots of flowers blooming. Fantastic grounds n park to explore.

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Dover, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

The abbey itself is in a beautiful setting with absolutely amazing gardens.great for history buffs.staff are knowledgable and easy to talk too

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Reading, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We went here whilst on holiday in a Dartmoor when the weather wasn't good enough to go up on the moors. It was a spontaneous trip but actually one of the most enjoyable days we had. As always in NT properties the knowledge and passion of the staff really make it special. The restaurant was nice and the history of... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We were staying at the Cider House B&B right on the grounds of the Abbey. The Abbey is lovely, both inside and out. We explored the Abbey and the absolutely huge barn and the well kept gardens. We went on the 'blue-dot walk'. There are 4 walks that are extremely well marked on the map and with markers along the... More 

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East Sussex United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The garden was lovely and the Abbey was very interesting. We did the longest of the walks around the Abbey, it was beautiful and an easy walk to do.

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Paignton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We hired the tramper to do the estate walk. It costs £5 an hour, plus £2.50 if you are not already a member of the Countryside Mobility Scheme. There is only one walk accessible on the tramper - the 1 mile yellow walk - which takes you on stony paths down into the valley, through woods, then back up the... More 

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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

What an amazing place. Set on a relatively steep incline, wheelchair access to the main areas is still possible. The surrounding gardens, walks, tithe barn and abbey are certainly worth a visit. The abbey, once owned by Sir Frances Drake has been turned into a family home following it's monastic origins. The recently accredited self portrait of Rembrandt wearing a... More 

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