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Buckland Abbey

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Address: Buckland Abbey, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park PL20 6EY, England
Phone Number: +44 1822 853607
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Buckland Abbey

Home of Sir Francis Drake. Very interesting place to visit & lots to see, make sure you view the introductory video first as it sets the scene perfectly.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Home of Sir Francis Drake. Very interesting place to visit & lots to see, make sure you view the introductory video first as it sets the scene perfectly.

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Downtown Timperley
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Originally owned by Sir Francis Drake, amongst other notables, this is an excellent visit for all the family. Masses of exhibits, including Drake's Drum (or one of them) and especially suitable for kids interested in history.if you are already a member of the National Trust, entrance is free, otherwise there's a charge. Raining and you can't take the kids to... More 

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Hants
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We visited Buckland on a rainy day. Good parking but a walk down to the Abbey. There is a buggy that transports visitors down if need be. Nice cafe. Abbey was quite interesting but not huge amounts to see. We didn't make it round the gardens because of the rain. Worth a visit as the history of Drake was fascinating.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Drakes family home was very interesting and Wow a Rembrandt self Portrait to get up close to what a bonus. I would highly recommend a Visit. Even through the rain and mist the gardens looked inviting we will be back with a picnic on a nice day..and some money to take hame a plant or two from the garden shop.

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

A hidden gem. We spent a wonderful sunny afternoon here and my daughter loved dressing up in the clothes available. The walk up to the play area is lovely but the play area itself is slightly disappointing.

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Crediton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Called in late on a Sunday afternoon after spending the day at Cothele, another National Trust property in the area, (see review). The Abbey was closed but the tea room was still open so we treated ourselves to a lovely cream tea. We are National Trust members and we recommend the membership to everyone. It means that you can enjoy... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

We visited on a sunny Wednesday (5 adults ranging from 70+ - 20). We started with afternoon teas - not bad. We watched a short film relating the history of the Abbey which was very interesting and a great start to the visit. The older folk are not great history buffs but still found the Abbey interesting, particularly its links... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

We visited on a wet day in August the warm and friendly welcome made up for it. We only visited the indoor areas which were well layed out and to be honest we were sad we didn't have our nephew and niece with us as I think it would have improved the visit. Would definately return

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Hubby and I went here today and we went into the house but not the gardens, although they looked beautiful. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Happy to give us any info if we asked. Children were welcome. There's an area for them to dress up and interact. The weather was grey and overcast but warm so we were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Absolute a must too visit when staying in Devon ! Lovely Abbey inside and out .. The wooden stairs is awesome ! Also a lovely place too take pictures ! The staff over there is really friendly

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