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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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10:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 5:30 pm

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Buckland taught me a very useful lesson: even though I did not really respond to the house and its contents, I met another couple who exclaimed that it was their very favorite... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Farmington, Connecticut

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Farmington, Connecticut
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278 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Buckland taught me a very useful lesson: even though I did not really respond to the house and its contents, I met another couple who exclaimed that it was their very favorite place of all time to visit. When I asked why, they responded, “Why?! Because of the Drake connection, of course! We are mad about Sir Francis Drake and... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Drake's house is well set out including the opportunity to play games as they did aboard ship. Also the opportunity to dress up. There is an excellent craft shop run by a husband and wife selling gorgeous embroideries and pictures. Down side was the steep hill getting in and out of the site.

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Northwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Lots of emphasis here on the one time owner Sir Francis Drake and his exploits which was fantastic - once again the Tudor dressing up clothes and the old board games were a big hit!! I liked the herb gardens - lots of ideas there - and the great barn was an amazing survival! The house itself though was a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We only came to the manor to explore the many footpaths with our dog, we've been subsequently told the property is a must- so next time! The walks however were beautiful, we took the 'blue' path following the river, which was breathtakingly beautiful, we didn't meet a soul either, despite the car park being full. A lovely day out!

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Cardiff
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Fabulous surroundings and as per usual excellent information from NT staff. Never fails to disappoint. Membership is the best thing we've done. Cream tea was also to die for!

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Good example of how a building has evolved over its life from monastic beginings to the home of Francis drake awesome history and a lovley place. Great interpretation on its history and tudor life. Lovley gardens . Beautiful place to spend a summers afternoon

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Poole, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

A delight from start to finish. Although called an Abbey, it was converted into a house, where later, Sir Francis Drake lived. It’s tucked away in a valley (transport available if required). It is worth watching the 8 minute video before entering the house. There is the original self portrait of Rembrandt exhibited, which you can get quite close to,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Loved the friendly and helpful staff. Seemed really proud to work there. This was not really of the standard that you expect from a National Trust property. I may have been spoilt by visiting the Eden Project the day before but large empty flower beds in the formal garden were a dissapointment.

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Geneseo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

It was raining, so we took a detour form our planned destination to walk around the Abbey. I was amazed at it's beauty and simplicity. Seeing an original Rembrandt and learning more about Sir. Francis Drake was a bonus! The food sold on site was delicious and affordable. I finally had a famous Cornwall Pasty! It was very good! I... More 

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Congleton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Plenty to see in the house but not suitable for disabled as they would be unable to reach the upper levels. This is not a criticism as many historic building were not designed for the disabled, It is a liitle confusing inside the building & I did miss some of the rooms. The shuttle service from the car park is... More 

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Additional Information about Buckland Abbey

Address: Buckland Abbey, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park PL20 6EY, England
Phone Number: +44 1822 853607
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Dartmoor National Park  >  Yelverton
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Monday 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 10:30 am - 5:30 pm

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