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Buckland Abbey

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Not an Abbey-just a house

Whilst staying at an hotel at Yelverton my wife and I decided to visit the Abbey. I had heard... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
John I
Bristol, United Kingdom
Historical Landmark

Visited for the historical value and owners of the Abbey including Sir Francis Drake, a boyhood... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Harry S
Aldershot, United Kingdom
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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“great barn”(47 reviews)
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Buckland Abbey, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park PL20 6EY, England
+44 1822 853607
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All reviews sir francis drake national trust great barn self portrait the kitchen top floor cider house well worth a visit on display estate walks nt property family home nt members car park zip wire art exhibition steeped in history
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Whilst staying at an hotel at Yelverton my wife and I decided to visit the Abbey. I had heard about it but knew nothing of its history. To my (naïve) surprise there was no Abbey, just a magnificent house. It was a complete eyeopener to...More

Thank John I
Reviewed 6 days ago

Visited for the historical value and owners of the Abbey including Sir Francis Drake, a boyhood hero. Now owned by the National Trust. The weather had been appalling so I decided to tour the ground first. Well kept and retaining a 'wild' feeling, the gardens...More

Thank Harry S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although local to me, it's many yeasts since I last visited Buckland and really had forgotten how interesting theplace is; from the various displays, exhibitshtgh and the property not to IOC mention of course Drakes Drum. At this years last night of the proms. Drakes...More

Thank 898hazelw
Reviewed 1 week ago

Buckland Abbey is well worth a visit. Only three stars given as it's main focus, naturally, was Sir Francis Drake. The displays were very informative and there was lots to read and to look at (mostly in glass cases), so it had the feel of...More

Thank Chris P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited Buckland over half term October 2018. All the years I have been coming to Plymouth I have never visited this National Trust site before and yet it is amazing. I loved to seeing history in action from medieval monastery, Elizabethan home of Sir...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The home of Sir Francis Drake, it’s a great place to go to find out more about his exceptional life with the excellent top floor exposition. The house is otherwise less than exceptional unless you are particularly interested in how a large abbey was turned...More

Thank Martin T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited with our dog and took full advantage of the fabulous walks around the estate. The restaurant/cafe was ok although the service was very slow and shelves almost empty at 1.15. The staff were helpful and friendly -well worth a visit.

Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Characterful National Trust proper set in spacious grounds with plenty of walks and things to take in. The property itself has a curious internal layout, and the insides are full of information and displays of it's most famous resident Sir Francis Drake, large cafe and...More

Thank Phil C
Reviewed 10 October 2018

It would be easy to spend a whole day at this interesting venue. The property is fascinating & the estate walks really interesting. There’s something for everyone. We would really recommend a visit to this property.

Thank mrsporlock
Reviewed 7 October 2018

Watch out for the huge egg in the barn !! some of the paths were a bit difficult for a mobility scooter but we got by ok.

Thank Geoff R
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26 April 2018|
Response from VON777 | Reviewed this property |
Guides dogs only I believe but that may just be the main house...
23 April 2018|
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Response from Des H | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Sorry, I have no idea. Des