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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

St Nicholas joins again this year at our Christmas Festival

St Nicholas joins again this year at our Christmas Festival

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

  • Visitors enjoy local food producers in the front of the house at Saltram’s  © National Trust/Rebecca Wickes

    Christmas Festival

    Local craft and food stalls 29 & 30 November, 10-4pm

  • 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

  • Christmas memories is the theme inside teh house this December © National Trust / Paul Harris

    Home for Christmas

     The house decorated for Christmas 6 & 7 and 13 & 14 December, 11-3.30pm

  • Take a stroll through teh winter garden and happen upon local choirs © National Trust / Martin J. Stott

    Christmas carols

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

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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.