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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.

Saltram summer fete

Browse the food stalls selling local produce at our summer fete

Browse the food stalls selling local produce at our summer fete

Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 July, 10am-4pm

Enjoy the sunshine at Saltram this July with our summer fete. Come and join us for a weekend of summery festivities in the garden and stables.

Treat yourself to a spot of retail therapy with a stunning array of handmade crafts on sale, as well as local food stalls with Tamar Grow Local. Play traditional games on the garden lawn, listen to a talk in the Orangery, and watch a performance from the Arrow Barrows on Sunday.

Members free. Garden admission for non-members (adult £5.70, child £3)

What's coming up

  • Thu 19 June - Thu 31 July - Synaesthesia exhibition by Plymouth College of Art and dBs Music in the Orangery
  • Fri 4 July - 'Pirates of Penzance' outdoor theatre production in the garden by Illyria theatre company
  • Fri 11 July - Scandal and Romance costumed candlelit performance around the house
  • Sat 2 August - 50 things activity day in the park and garden
  • Sun 17 August - 'George's Marvellous Medicine' outdoor theatre production in the garden by Illyria theatre company
  • Until Sun 2 November - By the book exhibition in the house highlighting Saltram's impressive book collection

Sunny or soggy?

Two-wheeled adventures

Go loopy

Go loopy along Saltram's circular cycle trails © NTPL/John Millar

Did you know that Saltram is on NCN Route 27. One of our cycle loops takes you along the estuary on Route 27 and offers lovely views on a mostly gentle, tarmacked path passing the Park Café. Our second loop is more gnarley with an 'offroad' section through the beautiful dell.


Morning wobblers

Wobble care free around Saltram's garden © NTPL/John Millar

Learn to ride your bike in Saltram's beautiful garden. With easy, flat paths away from traffic and animals, children can safely wobble their way around the garden.

Under 5s on Wednesdays, 10-11am through July & August

Under 11s on Sundays, 10-11am through July & August

Members and under 5s free, garden admission applies.

Top tips

Make sure to rest and take in teh beautiful views at Saltram © NTPL/John Millar

Here are some of our top cycling tips for Saltram:

• Wear a helmet
• Make sure your bike is in full working order
• Don’t go alone
• Take it steady the first time round – there could be some hard sections along the way
• Take in the amazing views during your ride
• Stop for rests if you need to
• Keep a good distance from your friends in case they need to break suddenly