Saltram - fit for the future

A magnificent view of the Plym Estuary at Saltram in Devon © ©NTPL/Joe Cornish

A magnificent view of the Plym Estuary at Saltram in Devon

For almost 60 years, the Trust has cared for Saltram and welcomed hundreds of thousands of people to its splendid Georgian house and surrounding Grade II listed parkland. The number of people spending time here has almost trebled in the last 25 years – if we do not act now Saltram could become a victim of its own success. We need to address the inevitable wear and tear and make it fit for the future.

Our plans

Car parking is increasingly coming under pressure and traffic is taking its toll on the roads and parkland. We plan to improve the car park and provide more clearly defined parking bays. We are working with the local council and Sport England to see what further public transport could be offered as well as new cycling facilities so people can get here without cars.

Plans also include a new Chapel Tea-Room and Gallery in the garden, a new Welcome Centre and improved signage to help you get around. We will increase the number of toilets and improve the play facilities across the park. Given the importance of the parkland, great care will be taken over the conservation and interpretation of the land and the protection of its wildlife.

Public support

If you are already a member of the National Trust, we would like to thank you for supporting our work. We would also encourage people who love Saltram but who have not yet become members to join us. The team in the Welcome Centre would be delighted to talk to you about becoming a member which would give you access to the entire site, as well as all other National Trust properties and car parks, for free.

To help us make these crucial improvements, non-members will be asked to pay a £2 parking fee. This will apply whether you stay for a few hours or a day.

We are committed to safeguarding the future of this historic site and making everyone’s visit as enjoyable as possible – conserving and caring for this special place for ever for everyone. We hope you will support us.