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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.

Join the Saltram family

Find out about becoming a Saltram Room Guide at our open day in January

Find out about becoming a Saltram Room Guide at our open day in January

Do you love Saltram? We have over 200 volunteers who do and collectively gift more than 38,000 hours to Saltram each year.

Our family keeps on growing and with Saltram House opening for longer in 2015 we're hoping that more supporters will help us continue our work, all year round.

This January we'll be throwing open our doors and inviting you to meet our Room Guides who'll be here to share their stories and experiences about volunteering at Saltram.

If you would like to know more about becoming a volunteer Room Guide at Saltram then pop along on Friday 23 January between 10-4pm.

What's coming up

  • Try something new and become a Room Guide at Saltram this year © Arnhel de Serra

    Volunteer Open Day

    Room Guide recruitment on Friday 23 January, 10-4pm

  • Cycle with friends around Saltram Park © Arnhel de Serra

    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

  • Family trails inSaltram house during half-term © National Trust

    Half-term in the house

    Saltram house open for half-term weekend fun, 14/15 & 21/22 February

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

    Saltram every day

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

Keep in touch

Did you know that you can keep up to date with what's happening at Saltram by following us on social media?

You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

Sunny or soggy?

Saltram all year

Soon you'll be able to enjoy Saltram House for longer, all year round.

From Saturday 28 February the house will open 11am-4.30pm and will only close for Christmas Day and Boxing.