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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.

Easter at Saltram

Become an Eggsplorer

2014 Cadbury Easter Egg Trail Logo © Cadbury

Join us at Saltram over Easter weekend for a Cadbury Easter Egg Trail in the garden. Make like Monty, the intrepid archaeologist and  5th Earl of Morley and become an 'Eggsplorer'. Collect your trail and pith helmet from base camp, then venture off around the garden looking for treasure. You'll even get a Cadbury chocolate Egghead as a reward at the end.

Trails running in the garden Friday 18 - Monday 21 April, 11.30 - 3pm. Free garden admission to members and under 5s, £2 per trail.

Family holiday fun

2014 Cadbury Easter Egg Trail Logo © NTPL/NTPL

Beat the boredom this Easter holiday with fun for all the family every day of the week at Saltram. There are trails for children to complete around the house and garden, tours for everyone to enjoy, and Easter craft activities.

Enjoy the sunshine and get outdoors in the park and garden, treat yourself in our café and shop, and be inspired with a wander round the house.

Find out more about what's happening at Saltram over Easter.

Blooming marvellous

2014 Cadbury Easter Egg Trail Logo © NTPL/National Trust/David Levenson

Step out at Saltram this spring and linger amongst the daffodils. There's lots to explore in the garden at this time of year, so why not spend a relaxing day wandering around this beautiful and tranquil space. Get some fresh air, enjoy the flowers and see if you can spot a frog or two.

Anyone for tea?

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The start of April saw the opening of a brand new dining experience at Saltram. Why not treat yourself to a traditional and delicious afternoon tea in the beautiful surroundings of the Chapel Tearoom, situated in the midst of Saltram's garden? Then pop upstairs to find an exciting range of local crafts for sale in our newly reopened Chapel Gallery.

Open daily 11am - 4.30pm

A warm welcome

Interior of the new welcome centre at Saltram © NTPL/Fiona Macmillan

Our exciting new welcome centre is now open in the stables at Saltram. Here visitors can find all the information they need to plan their visit to Saltram's house, garden and park. Our friendly team would love to meet you - why not pop in and say hello?

The new welcome centre is part of a series of proposed improvements to Saltram. Find out more about how we're making Saltram fit for the future.

What's coming up?

  • Family fun during the Easter holidays, 5-21 April
  • Cadbury Easter Egg Trails in the Garden, 18-21 April
  • Treat yourself to afternoon tea in the new Chapel Tearoom
  • Browse our stunning collection of local arts and crafts in the Chapel Gallery
  • Contact 01752 333500 for bookings and more information

Join the chat

You can now find us on Facebook and keep up to date with all our latest news and events, share photos or feedback from your visit.

Fit for the future

We have a few changes coming up here at Saltram. You can read about our proposed improvements and the help we are seeking to fund this work by the introduction of a non-member parking charge.