Buckland Abbey

Buckland Abbey

Last Updated on February 21, 2024 by Suzy

Things to do at Buckland Abbey review

Buckland Abbey is a National Trust property located near Yelverton in Devon. It is a Grade I listed 700-year-old house that is noted for once being the home of Sir Richard Grenville the younger and Sir Francis Drake.

It was originally founded as a Cistercian abbey in 1278 and there is a 15th-century Tithe Barn which survives to this day. The abbey was converted into a Tudor house during the Dissolution and it was largely restored in the mid-20th century and has been open to the public since 1951.

In the gardens, there is a formal Elizabethan garden and a walled kitchen garden. There is a natural play area that has been created with wood from the estate. There are ancient woodlands to explore with circular walks. You can enjoy far-reaching views of the Tamar Valley and the Abbey complex.

FAQ and Further Information Buckland Abbey

Is there food and drink available?

There is a cafe serving food and drinks. You are welcome to picnic outdoors.

What are the main things to do?

Grade I listed 700-year-old house that was once an Abbey with gardens and a natural play area. There are toilets and a cafe.

What are the ticket prices?

*free, or Mid-rangeu003cbru003e*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *free, for members of the National Trust or Mid-range for non-members. Adult standard ticket £13, children £6.50, winter prices are cheaper. Under 5s are free, and family tickets are available.

Is there parking?

There is free, parking.

When are they open?

Buckland Abbey is open for most of the year. For up-to-date opening times and dates please visit their website.

Dog friendly?

Dogs are welcome outdoors.

Are they accessible?

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