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A magnificent Georgian mansion and tranquil garden lie at the heart of this historic parkland.

Saltram overlooks the River Plym and is set in a rolling landscape park that provides precious green space on the outskirts of Plymouth. Strolling along the riverside or through the woodland, you can almost forget that the city lies so close.

Saltram was home to the Parker family from 1743, when an earlier mansion was remodelled to reflect the family’s increasingly prominent position. It's magnificently decorated, with original contents including Chinese wallpapers and an exceptional collection of paintings (several by Sir Joshua Reynolds). It also has a superb country house library and Robert Adam’s Neo-classical Saloon.

Learn about some of the fascinating characters and family stories, including the correspondence between Frances, the first Countess, and Jane Austen.

The garden is mostly 19th century, with a working 18th-century orangery and follies, beautiful shrubberies and imposing specimen trees providing year-round interest.

Half-term activities at Saltram

Come and hunt for conkers this autumn

Come and hunt for conkers this autumn

25 October - 2 November

Autumn is well and truly underway here and Saltram has been transformed in to a colourful playground.

Falling leaves and conkers carpeting the ground make ticking more off your 50 things list child's play and we have afternoons of wild art and seed planting in the garden too.

Every day you'll find something to do through the holidays with indoor and outdoor trails, pumpkin carving, crafts and spooky stories on Hallowe'en.

What's coming up

  • Sat 11 October - Funghi foray searching for mushrooms on the estate
  • Sun 12 October - Sky Ride cycle around the park
  • Sat 20 October - TASTE 5km fun run
  • Sun 26 October - Dash of Silver charity run
  • October half-term - family activities every day
  • Fri 31 October - spooky stories in teh dark of the house
  • Until Sun 2 November - By the book exhibition in the house highlighting Saltram's impressive book collection

Treat yourself to tea

Have a break to soak up the atmosphere as you explore the garden by stopping off in our new Edwardian-style chapel tea-room for a cup of tea, a slice of homemade cake or a light lunch.

Open daily from 11am-4.30pm

Keep in touch

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