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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.

Autumn at Saltram

A walk in Saltram park is the perfect Autumn day out

A walk in Saltram park is the perfect Autumn day out

The leaves have started falling and the temperature is cooling so it must be Autumn.

Changing colours in the park and garden create the perfect place for a seasonal stroll and we have plenty of walks to choose from. Pop into the Welcome Centre to pick up your map of hear about our favourite walks we think you should try.

How better to reward yourself after an Autumn stroll than a visit to the Park Cafe or Chapel Tearoom. The menus reflect the changing season with delicious treats, lunches and warm drinks for every taste.

Saltram has events, activities and exhibitions to see you through the Autumn months from a traditional apple day to half-term activities for all the family.

What's coming up

  • Listen out for Saltram's bats with teh Devon Bat Group © National Trust

    Bats about Saltram

    Join us on a nocturnal walk seeking out bats in the park with Devon Bat Group, Sat 12 Sep

  • Traditional apple and cider day at Saltram © Ann Mount


     Apples will be crushed, juice will be tasted and Morris men will dance, Sun 27 Sep

  • Discover Meissen, Worcester, Imari and more throughout the house. © National Trust / Ellen-Scarlett Ryan

    Our best China

    Saltram's most colourful porcelain collection will be on display in the house this Autumn 

  • Pumpkin carving is just one of teh many activities you can enjoy at Saltram © John Millar

    Half-term fun

     Autumn activities for all the family every day of the week at Saltram this half-term

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Sunny or soggy?

Michaelmas apple and cider day

There's apple and cider fun to be had at Saltram on Sunday 27 September with traditional crafts, Morris dancing, hot food and children's games.