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Discovery, tranquillity and history – an ancient gem in the Dartmoor landscape

When you visit Buckland, you follow over 700 years of footsteps; from the Cistercians who built the Abbey and farmed the estate, to seafarers Grenville and Drake who changed the shape of the house and the fate of the country.

The Abbey is part museum, part house, and filled with treasures such as the legendary Drake’s Drum. There’s no mistaking the magnificence of the Great Barn, which has remained virtually unchanged since it was built all those centuries ago.

You’ll discover meadows, orchards and woodlands where you can enjoy far-reaching views of the Tavy Valley. Our way-marked trails are a riot of colour through the seasons, with an unmissable carpet of bluebells in spring.

At the cider house, herbaceous borders provide seasonal interest and a secret ‘wild’ garden is a wonderful place for quiet contemplation (or a game of hide and seek).

Find your favourite spot and you’ll want to come back to Buckland time and again.

What's on?

We've got a fantastic programme of events for 2015. Don't miss out - check our events page for details.

Rembrandt revealed

The new 'Nave Gallery' houses our Rembrandt self portrait. Don't miss this fantastic opportunity to get up close to the painting, and to be part of our own work of art by sending us your selfies.

Find out more

  • Staying with us

    Cider Cottage sleeps 4 (and a dog) and enjoys its own private garden

  • Bringing your dog

    We now allow dogs on 3 of our estate walks. Pick up a handy guide on arrival

  • Groups and access

    Thinking of bringing a group, or need information to help plan your day? Find out more here

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Thank you

Whether you volunteer for us, make a donation or simply buy a cup of tea when you visit, your support is vital to our work. As a charity, we couldn't do it without you.

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