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Buckland Abbey

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Nice place to simply pop by

Nice place to pop by on a sunny day if your a national trust member. Nice grassed area for a picnic... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago

We were visiting not only to see the House but also to have a look at Drakes Drum. Huge... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ashburton, United Kingdom
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Buckland Abbey, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park PL20 6EY, England
+44 1822 853607
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All reviews sir francis drake national trust great barn self portrait the kitchen top floor well worth a visit estate walks cider house on display nt property nt members steeped in history interesting house car park ox play area
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Nice place to pop by on a sunny day if your a national trust member. Nice grassed area for a picnic and having kids run around with some British History. Would recommend for a short visit. Cafe is a little pricey but Tea is reasonable.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Buckland Abbey which was Sir Francis Drakes home for many years is in near perfect condition. The visit was informative, and there were many things to be seen of interest including some hand written correspondence. The garden area was very pleasant and overall it...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Olsen P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The history is there first as an Abbey then as the home of Sir Francis Drake but it lacks atmosphere very little in the way of original furniture remains, yes there are some interesting pieces but hard to imagine it as a home. Set out...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Neil H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were visiting not only to see the House but also to have a look at Drakes Drum. Huge disappointment as the Drum has apparently been on loan from the City of Plymouth and they have now reclaimed it for a museum. Politics aside, this...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank sallyr348
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a couple of hours to spare and as National Trust members dropped into Buckland Abbey. We only had time to visit the Abbey and the grounds but we were disappointed that there wasn’t much to see inside the Abbey. We did visit at...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank SamHTravels
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They abbey opens at 11am so gives time to explore the grounds and gardens. The tea room is open at 10am so time for coffee before entering the abbey. Dogs are welcome in the grounds. Fancinating abbey with so much history. A huge statue of...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 17, 2019

Although poor weather isn't the fault of the National Trust do bear in mind that during high winds the walks are all closed. The abbey is really interesting and the guides were very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Unfortunately we had a dog with us and with...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Trevor Q
Reviewed March 11, 2019 via mobile

We arrived at Buckland Abbey at 4.25 as it was displayed that last admission at 4.30. As we got the Abbey Entry it had already been locked. At the Exit door we saw some visitors coming out so we entered there. The staff were about...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 64GabiSh
Reviewed March 8, 2019

During my stay at cottage in lovely village of Milton Coombe, I walked across fields (10 minutes) to arrive at Abbey shortly after 9.15 a.m., when I learnt Abbey would open at 11 a.m. Signs for walks within the estate were coded white, red, blue...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank griffitc
Reviewed March 1, 2019 via mobile

Ann and Richard were so lovely and helpful, great wood carvings, paintings and craft works all in a beautiful setting if the abbey's grounds, will visit again, loved it so relaxing.

Date of experience: February 2019
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April 26, 2018|
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Response from VON777 | Reviewed this property |
Guides dogs only I believe but that may just be the main house...
April 23, 2018|
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Response from Des H | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Sorry, I have no idea. Des