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“visit to buckland abbey” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Buckland Abbey

Buckland Abbey
Ranked #1 of 10 things to do in Yelverton
Certificate of Excellence
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“visit to buckland abbey”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2013

we recently visited buckland abbey and had a wonderfull day out
the information given in each room was very good and gives an insite to this wonderfull building
well worth a visit

Visited September 2013
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
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“Another wonderful day out with the National Trust!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2013

A beautiful place to see. The grounds are wonderfully kept and the history of the house is amazing. Well informed guides in every room ready to answer every question.

Well done

Visited September 2013
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St Germans , Cornwall
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226 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
“Interesting property to visit at any time of year”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2013

Externally the house still retains many of the features of the original medieval abbey which was awkwardly converted to a house following the Reformation. Sadly not much of the original interior survived a fire in the 1930s. The gardens have recently been extended with the addition of the adjoining Cider House and well worth a visit. Do look out for the ancient granite cider pound in the middle of the lawn, once a common feature on Devon farms and also an interesting rare medieval pot quern with a carved face surrounding the flour hole. There is also an impressive small wrought iron side gate to the wild garden. The main Abbey gardens have a replica Elizabethan garden which is beginning to mature. There was until recently a splendid herb garden next to the barn subdivided into separate irregular enclosures with dwarf box hedges replicating the patterns of the Devon landscape, the box hedges fell victim to box blight and had to be removed. Efforts to replace these with dwarf Japanese holly (Ilex crenata) have not been successful. Some parts of the garden have uneven surfaces and paths which would be difficult for wheel chair users. There is a courtyard with a few disappointing art and craft stands and tatty second hand bookshop. It is a shame the National Trust has not used the space for more interesting worthwhile specialist crafts.
The restaurant serves the usual basic National Trust food and refreshments

Visited September 2013
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UK
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“On the edge of Dartmoor”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

We tapped the post code into satnav and off we went. A great little trip down some windy roads, into the edges of Dartmoor to Buckland Abbey, where Sir Francis Drake once lived. A very tranquil place, with lovely gardens (plural), as they have several different ones to see and explore. Some wonderful walks around the grounds, places to picnic with the family. The house itself is very interesting, especially the Rembrandt they didn't realise they had! Some nice crafty shops to explore. All in all a great place to spend a few hours

Visited August 2013
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“Great walks”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2013 via mobile

Living locally we come quite often.
We like to find the certain things on the trail walks. The zip wire is ace! The children like being tactile in the upper part if the house where you can try on the clothing etc.
Interesting stuff :0)

Visited April 2013
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