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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.

Christmas at Saltram

Saltram is the perfect place to feel Christmassy this year

Saltram is the perfect place to feel Christmassy this year

The countdown to Christmas has begun and Saltram is set for a truly wonderful festive season.

Your perfect gift is waiting to be found in Saltram's shop and Chapel Gallery.

A festive menu can be enjoyed in the Park Cafe and Chapel Tearoom.

Experience all the delights of Christmas at Saltram from shopping to singing. 

What's coming up

  • Join us for a sing-along around the Christmas tree 

    Christmas carols

    Choirs and sing-along 21 December, 2-4pm & 6pm

  • Christmas Cracker menu and festive hot pot lunches served daily  © National Trust

    Winter warmers

    Festive lunches in the Park Cafe 1-22 December, 12-2pm

  • Cycle with friends around Saltram Park © National Trust

    Pedal Power

    Monthly Sunday social cycle rides from 11am in the park, 11 Jan

  • Stay warm by the fire before heading to the Park Cafe for cider and dancing © M Smith


    Blessing Saltram's orchard in style on Sat 17 January, 6-9pm

  • Discover Saltram house every day of the week © NT images

    Saltram every day

    The house opens daily from 28 Feb, 11-4.30pm

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Sunny or soggy?

Festive afternoon tea

Enjoy mince pies, spiced scones and festive savouries in the tea-room

Have a break from your Christmas shopping and soak up the atmosphere in the Chapel Tearoom with a festive twist on afternoon tea.

Open winter weekends 12-4pm, available for group bookings.