Winter walks

This year, Buckland Abbey will be open from 27 December until 3 January (excluding New Year's Day), 11am - 4pm. 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 sale bargains in the shop. The 12 Days of Christmas display will be open in the Great Barn too, so if you missed it before Christmas there's still time to call in. 

Live locally?

If you have a PL20 postcode, bring along proof of address when you visit and your entry will be free. Of course if you are a member, please show us your card, as for every visit you make we receive over £3 at Buckland. Grounds admission charges apply for all paying visitors.


Come along on 2 January at 6pm and scare away evil spirits in the orchard at the annual Wassail. Don't forget to bring along noisy objects and sturdy footwear, and a torch too. 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. Refreshments will be available from the restaurant. 

Preparing for spring

From 4 January until 13 February, Buckland Abbey will be closed while the team prepare for the new season. This means a good old spring clean in the house, lots of work in the gardens and on the estate, and some brand new products in the shops. There will also be some tasty new recipes being cooked up in the restaurant in the spring, so don't forget to come back and test them out.