Amongst the mysteries of the moor are a gorge, a forge and a spectacular modern fortress

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Castle Drogo

Children playing in the Bide Brook and a dog walker in the village Lacock in Wiltshire

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Buckland Abbey

Medieval Beast Hunt

Tue 25 Jul 2017
March past a moldiwarpe, catch a coney and hunt for a herinacius. Come along to Buckland Abbey and track down the medieval beasts on our estate walks.
Castle Drogo

The Teign through time trail

Tue 25 Jul 2017
Hunt for the clues around the garden and grounds as the clock gets turned back on a million years of history in the Teign Gorge. (£1 per trail, normal admission applies).
Buckland Abbey

The Art of Reflection

Tue 25 Jul 2017
Explore the spirituality, tranquillity and ephemeral flamboyance of Buckland Abbey reflected in the sumptuous mirrored art of Andrew Logan.
Castle Drogo

Crafty castle capers

Tue 25 Jul 2017
Get your hands dirty by joining in a variety of fun filled crafty activities. Normal admission prices apply. Prices of activities will vary, please call 01647 433306 for more details.
Buckland Abbey

House Tours

Wed 26 Jul 2017
Join one of our knowledgeable volunteers for an in-depth tour of the Abbey. Places limited - places on a first come, first served basis. Meet in Visitor Welcome.
Buckland Abbey

Dine out at Buckland

Wed 26 Jul 2017
At the heart of the Buckland Abbey estate - the Ox Yard restaurant is opening its doors late for an evening of seasonal flavours prepared on site by Buckland's chefs. Call 01822 856041 to book.
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