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Address: Buckland Abbey, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park PL20 6EY, England
Phone Number: +44 1822 853607
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11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Last time we enjoyed the house and buildings, but this time we ventured further into the estate and did the hilly walk at the double taking half the suggested time. The walks... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Lewis H
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Last time we enjoyed the house and buildings, but this time we ventured further into the estate and did the hilly walk at the double taking half the suggested time. The walks could be a challenge for some visitors but there was a buggy driver who seemed helpful so they are making the effort to be accessible. We like the... More 

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Thank Lewis H
Guildford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second visit to Buckland Abbey - first time we enjoyed the house and this time we ventured further around the estate. The walks would challenge anybody with mobility issues, but we did the hilly 1 hour 'easy' route in about half that time. There is interesting historical information inside the house and the barn-like structure being done... More 

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Thank Rachel H
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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282 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thank you to Vivian for giving us a great informative tour of the home of Sir Frances Drake, loved the video. Warm, friendly cafe staff. A perfect afternoon.

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Thank caribbeanskipper
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited during a short stay in Devon and were really impressed. We are NT members so visit a lot of properties. This is one of the very best. Partly a museum about Sir Francis Drake and his time. Really well displayed and explained with recreations of areas of a ship giving some feel of what it was like. Several... More 

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Thank Alan M
Berkshire, England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely day at Buckland Abbey, very interesting and well presented, good for all ages. The gardens are very pretty and we were blessed with good weather so was able to enjoy all the gardens. The only disappointment of the day was the restaurant as having chosen from the menus and queued for quite a while to be... More 

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Sydney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

Loved it. Our favourite National Trust property so far, and has added bonus of a great mini film, and a Rembrandt too!

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Littlehampton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

There is plenty to see here and you can learn about Sir Francis Drake and Sir Richard Grenville as well as Rembrandt and self portraits. Knowledgeable and friendly staff on hand to impart information and to help you if you need help. You can see both furnished rooms and museum galleries. There is a cider house garden including a walled... More 

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Havelock North, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

Visited the Abbey expecting a ruin like so many others. However, although not fully original with plenty of changes over the centuries, this is a brilliant place to visit. Not cheap but plenty to see. Loved the association with Francis Drake and the old monastery details. Hadn't expected to see a room virtually unchanged since Tudor times - we were... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

This is a stunning property with a tremendous history. It also happens to have a very pleasant restaurant. A must-see on any visit to Dartmoor.

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Cornwall UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

A superb place for a family day out with lovely walks in the grounds and fascinating history to explore in the well preserved buildings. Typically NT. Typically good!

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