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Address: Buckland Abbey, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park PL20 6EY, England
Phone Number: +44 1822 853607
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Great walking. Lovely food

A National Trust property well worth visiting. Variety of walks . Superb setting. The catering side was one of the best NT venues we have been to & the outside eating area was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Devon
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30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A National Trust property well worth visiting. Variety of walks . Superb setting. The catering side was one of the best NT venues we have been to & the outside eating area was lovely. A children's play area on one of the walks with level access for pushchair.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The beautiful paintings on show meant I had to buy one and I love it . We had a very good lunch with the staff all very helpful.

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Thank NANCY94_11
Newhaven, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

We've been here many times before, so this was specifically for the Christmas displays. It was an exceptionally mild day for December, with low cloud and mizzle as we descended the valley; both on approach to the entrance, and when walking down from the carpark - all adding to the atmospheric setting of the ancient buildings. We went straight to... More 

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Thank David R
Rich B, Visitor Experience Officer at Buckland Abbey, responded to this review

Hello David - thanks for taking the time to write us a review regarding your recent visit. It's great to hear that our new winter opening arrangement was a hit with you. I must admit that Sally (our Head Gardner) and the local NAFAS groups have done an excellent job at interpreting the 12 days of Christmas in the Great... More 

Devon
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47 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

We visited Buckland today and thoroughly enjoyed it. The 12 Days of Christmas in The Great Barn was beautiful. The guided tour of the Abbey was excellent too. Look forward to returning in the Spring

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Rich B, Visitor Experience Officer at Buckland Abbey, responded to this review

Hello, thanks for taking the time to write us a review - it's great to hear that our new winter offer has been a huge hit with you. Hope you have a very merry Christmas and a happy new year, look forward to welcoming you back to the property in the spring. More 

Hampshire, UK
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We enjoyed our tour around the abbey, it's worth taking one rather than just looking around the rooms open to the public. They have really made an effort for Christmas, and there was plenty to keep kids entertained. We also had a very nice meal in the cafe.

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Rich B, Visitor Experience Officer at Buckland Abbey, responded to this review

Hi, thanks for writing us a review. It's great to hear you enjoyed your visit during our new opening arrangements for the winter. Between Feb-Nov all the rooms you viewed on your tour are open daily. We will still be running similar tours every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month. Hope you have a good Christmas with your family... More 

Taunton, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

I visited today with my two children. The barn was nicely decorated with a 12 days of Christmas theme. Nice buildings and grounds on a sunny day I suppose but only the downstairs section of the abbey was open. I was aware of this but was disappointed that the down stairs only seemed to consist of a Hall, Kitchen and... More 

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Thank Matt R
Rich B, Visitor Experience Officer at Buckland Abbey, responded to this review

Hi Matt - thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. It's great to hear that you enjoyed seeing the barn with its 12 days of Christmas decorations and also enjoyed looking at our buildings. Having this as our core focus for Christmas seems to have really worked - especially as its our 1st year of using the... More 

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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015 via mobile

We are NT members and always enjoy Buckland. The children love the house and especially the grounds. You can go for a walk, see wildlife, use the zip wire, have a paddle or simply have a coffee. The Christmas fair is really busy but always fun.

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Thank Fouronthemoor
Surrey
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119 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Set in the Walkham valley between Tavistock and Plymouth, this one time abbey became the home of Sir Francis Drake and houses many items relating to the his era, including his famous drum, said to beat if ever the country is in danger! There is now a an authenticated Rembrandt on display and the fascinating kitchen and grounds. An ideal... More 

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Chinnor, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

Great afternoon out..Staff very helpful and informative. Good shop and tea room. It was a bonus seeing the Rembrandt.

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Truro, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Buckland Abbey was an interesting place to visit. Once an abbey, it became the home of Francis Drake. There was lots of information about Drake's life, but disappointingly there was little information about the abbey or the monks which lived there, save one small room. The house probably only deserves 3 stars, but gets a fourth thank to the very... More 

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