Winter walks

This year, Buckland Abbey will be open until 2 January (excluding 24-26 December), and also on weekends until 11 February 2017. Join us for woodland walks, warming drinks and Wassail.

What's open?

Work off that Christmas dinner with a walk around the estate or enjoy the peace and quiet of the garden on a frosty day. Warm up with a hot chocolate or a bowl of soup in the restaurant, and browse for some gifts in the shop. The First Nowell Christmas display will be open in the Great Barn, and the decorated Abbey too.


Come along on 8 January at noon and scare away evil spirits in the orchard at the annual Wassail. Don't forget to bring along noisy objects and sturdy footwear. Join in with a bit of morris dancing, toast the trees and sing some traditional songs - who knows, you may be crowned Wassail king or queen. Wassail is a free event (normal admission applies). Refreshments will be available from the restaurant. 

Preparing for spring

From Christmas until 11 February, the house will be closed while the team prepare for the new season with a good old spring clean.

The estate, gardens, shop and restaurant will be open on weekends from 1 Jan - 11 Feb, so you can still enjoy a winter walk, a warming drink and some bargains in the sale too.