Bringing a group to Buckland

Group visit

From university study groups to gardening clubs, groups of all sizes are welcome on visits to the Abbey.

Making a booking

To help you make the most of your visit, booking your group in by calling 01822 853607 or emailing bucklandabbey@nationaltrust.org.uk is strongly advisable. We'll take some details from you such as when you'd like to come, the group leader's contact information and any special requirements you may have. We'll then send through some useful information to you, and look forward to welcoming you on the day.

On arrival

Parking for coaches and minibuses is available in the main car park, and there is a buggy service for any visitors who would like to be brought down to Visitor Welcome from there. Dependent on staff availability, we are sometimes able to offer an introduction on the coach, but please ensure you request this at booking stage so that we can confirm whether or not it will be possible.

We strongly advise that you do not use sat nav to get here as it will take you through narrow lanes unsuitable for large vehicles - please follow brown signage from the main A386 Plymouth - Tavistock road.

Group rates are available for parties of 15 or more people. It's really helpful if the group leader can collect the payment for the whole group and organise payment with Visitor Welcome, who will provide you with property maps to distribute and all of the information you need to make the most of your visit. Payment can be made by cash or cheque, or we can invoice you following your visit provided the total amount is more than £100. If you have members in your group, please ask them to come and have their card scanned at Visitor Welcome.

We also provide a voucher for the coach driver to use in the restaurant, and the group leader goes free.

Catering

Group visitors can visit the restaurant on an ad hoc basis, or if you would all like to sit together, please let us know when you book so that we can put you in touch with the team and they can make a reservation for you. Similarly if you would like to organise a cream tea or specific catering, just let us know.

Tours and events

Guided tours can be arranged for your group, at a cost of £15 per guide (1 guide per 15 people). Advance booking for these tours is essential.

If there's something specific that you are interested in, such as costume making or the gardens, just let us know and we'll be happy to work with you to plan a tour, talk or activity tailored to your requirements.