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9. Hartland Abbey

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Hartland Abbey

Only one mile from Hartland Quay, Hartland Abbey lies across a narrow, sheltered valley which winds its way to the spectacular Atlantic Coast. Within a designated ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ visitors may wander around the beautiful gardens and grounds which lead to the rocky cove. Peacocks and guinea fowl roam at will whilst donkeys and Black Welsh Mountain sheep graze the Old Deer Park.

Hartland Abbey is the lived-in family home of the Stucley family. Although it was built in the 12th century, remaining as a monastery for 400 years and passing through the female line three times, it has never been sold. Consequently, it contains collections of pictures, furniture and porcelain which have accumulated over many generations. The story of the Abbey mirrors local and national history at every turn. It has a friendly and lived-in atmosphere, so often absent in many of our nation’s historic houses, a point continually remarked upon by those who visit.

Hartland Abbey Address:   
Hartland Abbey
Hartland
Bideford
North Devon
EX39 6DT
England, UK

Hartland Abbey Opening Times:
Gardens and Grounds
12.00pm – 5.00pm

House
2.00pm – 5.00pm

Open Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday and Bank Holidays, between 21st March and 23rd May  
Open Sunday to Thursday between 26th May to 5th October

Gardens and Grounds 
Open daily except Saturdays between 21st March - 5th October

Hartland Abbey Admission:
House, Garden & Grounds    
Adults £8.50           
Wheelchair Users £3.50              
Children 5 – 15 years £3.00               
Children under 5 years   Free               
Family Ticket (2 adults and 2 to 3 children) £19.00               
Garden & Grounds only   
Adults £4.50
Wheelchair Users £2.00
Children 5 – 15 years £1.50
Children under 5 years Free
Family Ticket (2 adults and 2 to 3 children) £10.00

T  +44 (0)1237 441264/234

F  +44 (0)1884 861134

W  Hartland Abbey
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