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Buckland Abbey

Buckland Abbey, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park PL20 6EY, England
+44 1822 853607
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Decided to visit to see the market being advertised but joined the national trust whilst there... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Plymouth, United Kingdom
via mobile

We were staying in the Cider House B&B and sampled all the local produce on show at Buckland Abbey... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Michelle R
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Buckland Abbey, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park PL20 6EY, England
+44 1822 853607
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Decided to visit to see the market being advertised but joined the national trust whilst there. Went round the abbey and found it interesting with knowledgeable staff who were helpful and made you feel welcome. Market was pretty good as well and bought some good...More

Thank Scunnyinplym
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying in the Cider House B&B and sampled all the local produce on show at Buckland Abbey whilst being entertained with a brass band and delicious hog roast. Amazing place set in stunning Devon countryside. We will definitely be returning to explore this...More

Thank Michelle R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our second visit to Buckland Abbey. The first visit was in the spring time when all the daffodils were out. This time there was an exhibition by Andrew Logan of contemporary art. I particularly liked the display in the barn - fascinating. Doing the tour...More

Thank Valerie P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Short walk from the car park to the abbey. Very peaceful setting. The house had some historic items including Sir Francis Drakes drum. The kitchen had people dressed in costume and baking salt cakes. These were offered for tasting. The grounds were well kept. It...More

Thank Gill G
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lucky in that our visit coincided with a huge exhibition of location-specific contemporary art by Andrew Logan. The centrepiece of this was Goldfield, huge stalks of golden corn with field mice and butterflies, which filled the Great Barn. There were also many other...More

Thank jackrobson97
Reviewed 1 week ago

Only a handful of people, including us, turned up at Buckland Abbey on this wet Tuesday morning in November. We had had to book the tour at this time of year. So we got a guide almost to ourselves. He was a dry humoured Devonian...More

Thank stuart260437
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to visit. Nice house and Gardens. Staff friendly. Ideal for families. Plenty benches outside to rest or eat picnic

Thank Angela M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a fine Autumn day,we visited Sir Francis Drakes former home.Our lady guide provided a comprehensive and very impressive tour.The amount of historic information delivered was amazing to do with the original monks,additional developments of the buildings and ownership by Sir Richard Grenville and later,Sir...More

Thank John W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great day out with the history in and around the Abbey and the fab walks out in the countryside. Staff all very helpful on where to go and what to see along the way. The café was nice with good coffee and cakes in a...More

Thank johncZ4852NW
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Long queue to get in even if you are a member, this really needs speeding up. An art exhibition was on in many of the rooms which detracted from the history of the house/abbey. It was also incredibly busy as was half term, so go...More

Thank JBlargo
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22 February 2017|
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Response from Judi S | Reviewed this property |
I'm really sorry Karin, I've only just read your question, I am not aware of tours from Plymouth or Exeter, my suggestion would be to contact a Devon Tourist office.
16 April 2016|
Response from Caroline R | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure but they popping up everywhere else so I would imagine they would be