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5. Buckland Abbey

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Buckland Abbey

In the 13th century, Buckland Abbey was home to the Cistercian monks who built the Abbey and the incredible Great Barn and farmed the then vast estate. The Abbey, now a house with a combination of furnished rooms and interactive museum galleries, tells the story of how two seafaring adventurers, Sir Richard Grenville and Sir Francis Drake, changed the shape of the house and the fate of the country.

Discover the Buckland estate, the meadows, the orchards and the late spring bluebells. Enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the Tavy Valley and the far-reaching views. Facilities include a shop/garden shop, and cafe.

Don't miss
Witness 700 years of history and change in the Abbey.
Escape on one of our four woodland walks.
Try on a Tudor costume.

Making the most of your day
Spring brings Sheep Day, guided walks and Easter trails. Concerts, craft fairs (small entrance charge, including members) and living history during summer, followed by a large living history Christmas event. 

Buckland Abbey Address:
Buckland Abbey
PL20 6EY
England, UK

Buckland Abbey Opening Times:
12th to 21st February, Daily, 11.00 am to 4.30 pm
26th February to 7th March, 11.00 am to 4.30 pm, Friday to Sunday
13th March to 31st October, Daily, 10.30 am to 5.30 pm
5th November to 12th December, 11.00 am to 4.30 pm, Friday to Sunday
17th to 23rd December, 11.00 am to 4.30 pm, Friday to Sunday
Admission by timed ticket at busy times. Last admission 45 minutes before closing.

Buckland Abbey Admission:
Abbey, Gardens and Estate
Adult £8.60
Child £4.30
Family £21.30
Family (1 adult) £12.80

Gardens and Estate only    
Adult £4.40
Child £2.20

Reduced rate when arriving by cycle or public transport. Entrance to the Abbey for the price of a gardens and estate ticket during winter season, from 1st November.

T  +44 (0)1822 853607

   +44 (0)1822 853706 (Shop)

   +44 (0)1822 855024 (Restaurant)

F  +44 (0)1822 855448

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