Winter walks

Sheep in the snow at Buckland

This year, Buckland Abbey will be open until 2 January (excluding 24-26 December), and also on weekends until 16 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 estate, garden, shop and restaurant will be open daily on weekends until 16 February.

The Abbey will be closed between 2 January and 16 February.


Help us to scare away the evil spirits and ensure a good crop of apples in the coming year by joining in with the Wassail on 6 January. You'll need to bring along something noisy, and some sturdy footwear too. 

The celebrations start with a Mummer's Play at 1pm, followed by the Wassail itself at 2pm. Normal admission applies.

Come along and make some noise at Wassail
A morris dancer at Buckland Abbey
Come along and make some noise at Wassail

Preparing for spring

From Christmas until 16 February, the team will be preparing for the new season with a good old spring clean. 

Want to know more about how we care for the collections we look after? Click here to learn about the conservation work we do.