Christmas Week House Tours

Take a peak inside the Abbey by joining one of our volunteers for a tour of Drake's former home.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

To allow for conservation work to take place, the only way to see the inside the Abbey between Christmas and New Year is by joining one of our volunteer led guided tours. Places limited, meet in Visitor Welcome.


Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges
Buckland Abbey


House, garden and estate (Feb - Oct)
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £12.10 £11.00
Child £6.10 £5.50
Family £30.30 £27.50
1 Adult and up to 3 children £18.20 £16.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £10.25
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £5.15

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points. Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid* — an extra 25 per cent — potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00


*Gift Aid donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.

Please note...

Members of the National Trust can enter Buckland Abbey, the garden and estate for free. Thinking about joining? Pop into Visitor Welcome when you arrive at Buckland Abbey to find out more. 


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
27 December 2017 12:00 - 13:30 Available
14:00 - 15:30 Available
28 December 2017 12:00 - 13:30 Available
14:00 - 15:30 Available
29 December 2017 12:00 - 13:30 Available
14:00 - 15:30 Available
30 December 2017 12:00 - 13:30 Available
14:00 - 15:30 Available
31 December 2017 12:00 - 13:30 Available
14:00 - 15:30 Available
1 January 2018 12:00 - 13:30 Available
14:00 - 15:30 Available

Contact Info

Buckland Abbey
Call 01822 853607

Upcoming events

The Art of Reflection

Wed 22 Nov 2017
Explore the spirituality, tranquillity and ephemeral flamboyance of Buckland Abbey reflected in the sumptuous mirrored art of Andrew Logan.

November House Tours

Wed 22 Nov 2017
Access to the house by guided tour only during November weekdays

Sunday roasts

Sun 26 Nov 2017
Come and enjoy one of our delicious Sunday roasts in the Ox Yard Restaurant. It's the perfect way to warm up and treat yourself after exploring the Buckland Abbey estate.

Christmas at Buckland: Elizabethan Feast and Festivity

Fri 01 Dec 2017
Celebrate the Christmas season as local NAFAS groups fill the barn with festive joy with a seasonal celebration of Elizabethan tales and traditions

Feast and Festivity - An Elizabethan Christmas at home

Fri 01 Dec 2017
Step back in time to experience an Elizabethan Christmas at home. See the kitchen getting ready for a festive feast, admire the greenery and floral displays in the Great Hall and discover peace and tranquillity in the Chapel.

Magical mosaics

Sat 02 Dec 2017
Be inspired by the magic of Andrew Logan's art this Christmas and learn to create your own mosaic tile with Claire Packer.