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When you visit Buckland, you follow over 700 years of footsteps; from the Cistercians who built the Abbey and farmed the estate, to seafarers Grenville and Drake who changed the shape of the house and the fate of the country. The Abbey is part museum, part house, and filled with treasures such as the legendary Drake’s Drum. There’s no mistaking the magnificence of the Great Barn, which has remained virtually unchanged since it was built all those centuries ago. You’ll discover meadows, orchards and woodlands where you can enjoy far-reaching views of the Tavy Valley. Our way-marked trails are a riot of colour through the seasons, with an unmissable carpet of bluebells in spring. At the cider house, herbaceous borders provide seasonal interest and a secret ‘wild’ garden is a wonderful place for quiet contemplation (or a game of hide and seek).

Find your favourite spot and you’ll want to come back to Buckland time and again.


Dog Friendly Yes, dog friendly - Dogs are more than welcome to take their owners on a walk around the estate. Dogs also allowed outside the Ox Yard restaurant, Unfortunately, dogs are not allowed inside the restaurant, in the formal gardens or inside the Abbey – but are allowed to go everywhere else.

Estate, Gardens, Restaurant and Shop

11 Feb 2017 - 29 Oct 2017, 10am-5pm. Daily.


11 Feb 2017 - 29 Oct 2017, 11am-5pm. Daily.

Last admission to the Abbey is 30 minutes before closing.

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Turn off A386, ¼ mile south of Yelverton

We don't advise that you use a Sat Nav to find us, but if you do please set your postcode to arrive at Buckland Abbey via Yelverton. Please follow the brown signs.

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Buckland Abbey
Devon PL20 6EY

01822 853607

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