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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.

Summer at Saltram

Saltram garden is the perfect place to enjoy the sunshine with the family

Saltram garden is the perfect place to enjoy the sunshine with the family

The holidays are here and the sun has got it's hat on so join us at Saltram for the perfect day out this summer.

We have events and activities every day of the week with organised games on the lawn, teddy bear's picnics, cooking in the great kitchen, garden games and so much more. In fact, with so much going on we thought we'd make it easy for you to organise your day out with a handy fridge planner to download.

Saltram's costume volunteers showcase 250 years of fashion in our fashion show on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 August.

The first of Saltram's Trust10 running events kicks off in the park on Sunday 23 August at 9am. Find out how to register here.

The August Bank Holiday sees the very best that Saltram has to offer for families with lawn games, dressing up and the teddy bear's picnic trail.

What's coming up

  • Saltram's characters spanning 250 years will take to the runway  © National Trust

    Fashion show

    The Orangery hosts a runway of 250 years of fashion on Sat 22 & Sun 23 August, 1.30pm & 3...

  • The park will host novice and seasoned runners alike for the Trust10 run © National Trust

    Trust10 run

    The start of Saltram's monthly 10k runs kicks off on Sun 23 August

  • Game on! in the garden is just one of the planned activities this summer © National Trust

    Summer holiday fun

    With family activities every day of the week through August, add Saltram to your summer planner

  • Get outdoors and closer to nature in Saltram park © Gwen Aspinall

    Wild in the woods

    Forest school fun in the park Fri 28 August

  • 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

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Sunny or soggy?

Wild in the Woods

There's still time to squeeze in some summer holiday fun in the great outdoors with our Forest School leader in Snowdrop Woods. Friday 28 August, 10am-2pm.