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A magnificent Georgian mansion and tranquil garden lie at the heart of this historic parkland.

Saltram overlooks the River Plym and is set in a rolling landscape park that provides precious green space on the outskirts of Plymouth. Strolling along the riverside or through the woodland, you can almost forget that the city lies so close.

Saltram was home to the Parker family from 1743, when an earlier mansion was remodelled to reflect the family’s increasingly prominent position. It's magnificently decorated, with original contents including Chinese wallpapers and an exceptional collection of paintings (several by Sir Joshua Reynolds). It also has a superb country house library and Robert Adam’s Neo-classical Saloon.

Learn about some of the fascinating characters and family stories, including the correspondence between Frances, the first Countess, and Jane Austen.

The garden is mostly 19th century, with a working 18th-century orangery and follies, beautiful shrubberies and imposing specimen trees providing year-round interest.

Spring at Saltram

There's lots of ways to enjoy the outdoors this Spring at Saltram

There's lots of ways to enjoy the outdoors this Spring at Saltram

Enjoy the longer, sunnier days at Saltram this Spring with events and activities for all ages.

Join our gardeners every Friday this May on Discovery Tours or immerse yourself on a candlelit tour of the house at the end of June with the return of Scandal and Romance.

Half-term has outdoor fun for families with something to do every day. The gardeners will teach you about seed sowing and home growing while our Forest School leader will help you get closer to nature. Great ways to tick off some of your 50 things list.

The 5th Earl's Photographs exhibition is running until the end of June in the house and show's 'Monty's' much loved collection from his worldly and local travels.

The Chapel Tearoom and Park Cafe are both open daily with outdoor seating in beautiful surroundings; the perfect spot for a quick cuppa or afternoon tea.

What's coming up

  • Discover Saltram house every day of the week © NT images

    Saltram every day

    The house opens daily from 28 Feb, 11-4.30pm

  • Transform yourself to another era with our Regency costumes at Saltram © NT images

    How to look good 'Darcy'

    Dressing up everyday in the house from 12noon-4.30pm

  • Find the ducks hidden on the trail in Saltram Park © National Trust

    Spring duck trail

    Count up the ducks hidden in the park, collect your trail from the Welcome Centre

  • Saltram's garden comes to life at Springtime © Saltram Gardens, Plymouth, by Fiona W

    Garden tour

    Join Saltram Gardener, Martin at 2pm for a Spring tour, Sat 2 May

  • There's a fitness group for everyone in Saltram's park  © Saltram Gardens, Plymouth, by Fiona W

    Beginner running group

    This beginner's group meet every Friday in the car park at 9.30am

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Sunny or soggy?

Scandal & Romance

Discover Saltram's secrets and meet the 'real' inspiration for Austen's Mr Darcy at an evening of candlelight and intrigue.

Scandal & Romance will run on Friday 26 June, 10 & 31 July.