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Buckland Abbey

Buckland Abbey, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park PL20 6EY, England
+44 1822 853607
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Fascinating Building and Grounds - Strange Art Exhibition

I visited Buckland Abbey with my family this Summer after waking up at our holiday lodge to face... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
James N
Wells, United Kingdom
Beautiful grounds

Have visited the Abbey several times & enjoyed. Today I had the meanest NT sandwich, plastic white... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Buckland Abbey, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park PL20 6EY, England
+44 1822 853607
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited Buckland Abbey with my family this Summer after waking up at our holiday lodge to face the bleak Dartmoor drizzle. It's a stone's throw from Yelverton and well signposted (you're asked not to use SatNav on the brochure - I can only guess...More

Thank James N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have visited the Abbey several times & enjoyed. Today I had the meanest NT sandwich, plastic white bread & cheese not a hint of garnish! Also the art of exhibition totally spoils the historic atmosphere of this beautiful building. We had a wonderful walk around...More

Thank merafield1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful Abbey with wonderful grounds to walk. We joined as National Trust members here, and what a great first visit too. The exhibit was beautiful and the volunteers were so helpful with questions and information. We opted for the longest walk on the grounds (can't...More

Thank Lellaskyriver
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to look around and see the contrast of old and new with the art work that is around the place

Thank Katie H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful Abbey very interesting exhibits. The grounds offer a choice of lovely walks and the restaurant an excellent range of refreshments. Friendly staff as well

Thank David M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went to Buckland Abbey deliberately to see the modern artwork, I personally found it an utter joy. I didn't feel the art detracted from the other artefacts at all. The staff/volunteers were all really helpful and I enjoyed seeing the house too.

Thank FTP2013
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Have been to Buckland Abbey before and enjoyed it. Visited recently during the modern art/sculpture exhibition and was very disappointed. Clearly some bright spark thought it would be a good idea to mix such "art work" with the historical artfacts. Maybe the modern art is...More

1  Thank Nigel S
Reviewed 12 July 2017

NT volunteers full of information on the house and its history but had nothing to tell us, and nothing to read, about the modern art exhibition. Apparently you are just meant to experience it! Personally I found this very frustrating as I would have liked...More

1  Thank pamelak228
Reviewed 25 June 2017

As NT members and in the area we decided to visit Buckland Abbey on our return journey home. The staff/volunteers at reception were enthusiastic and helpful by advising a route to follow during our visit. They did warn us that several parts of the estate...More

2  Thank david p
Reviewed 22 June 2017

An incredible amount of history here, if you don't know about Sir Francis Drake this will open your eyes as to his roll in protecting the British empire, if not for his actions and leadership it would be the Spanish empire, there are also some...More

Thank Pat D
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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.
15 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