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Overbecks Museum and Garden

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Address: Overbecks Sharpitor, Salcombe TQ8 8LW, England
Phone Number: 44 1548 842893
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Not your usual NT property. Some really quirky displays of natural history and inventions. Staff very helpful. Gardens were really good with some amazing views of Salcombe and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Penzance, United Kingdom
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We would love to tell you about this place but our experience getting to it proved awful. We had a brochure which looked good. We were in Salcombe but it took us an hour by car to get there, just one mile. Traffic was very heavy in the small lanes and after countless manoeuvres and one 200 yard reversing we... More 

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Penzance, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Not your usual NT property. Some really quirky displays of natural history and inventions. Staff very helpful. Gardens were really good with some amazing views of Salcombe and the estuary

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

What a lovely place. Alot of the plants are tropical such as the banana tree. They can grow tropical plants because of the micro climate in Salcombe. Well worth a visit. The cafe is great too!

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Grantham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Super Gardens with stunning views. Cafe recommended too. Narrow, hilly roads to get there, but definitely worth the effort

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Letchworth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We love visiting National Trust properties but this was one just wasn’t our cup of tea. The setting is stunning with beautiful views over the Kingsbridge Estuary but the house is rather tired looking and the contents of natural history collections; birds eggs, stuffed fish and birds, fossils and so on is not our thing. However the tea room serves... More 

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an interesting visit here, arriving about midday on a Saturday in September. The gardens are fascinating with many diverse plants , well laid out on a steep hillside overlooking the sea. Quite spectacular. The volunteers were quite enthusiastic , but as often the case, somewhat naive in their approach to tourists, the man on the entrance booth was... More 

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying at Hope Cove, and to avoid the narrow roads and parking problems at Overbecks, we parked at the East Soar car park and walked along the footpath to Overbecks. This had the added bonus of calling at the East Soar Walkers Hut Cafe as well as superb views of Salcombe Harbour on the way. On arrival we... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful tropical gardens, lunch outside the house a delight, and great coffee- and I'm pernickety about my coffee.

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Yockleton, Shropshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Some lovely plants and settings here high above Salcolme. Missed the museum this time coming late in the afternoon. Good choice of time as the Salcolme road is narrow and busy. Car park is small and busy. The views are stunning.

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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We parked the car at East Soar, and found Overbeck's on our route. You get some amazing views over Salcombe. The sea was turquoise, and looked fantastic framed by the subtropical garden, which was awesome. We enjoyed the house too, interesting insight into the inventor and scientist Otto Overbeck. Would recommend walking in from East Soar if you can, limited... More 

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