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Notice: Plymouth half-marathon will be passing through Saltram on Sunday 19 April. The car park will be closed to vehicles from 8am-12pm.

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.

Easter at Saltram

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

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

The holidays are upon us and Saltram is the place to be with events and activities for the family.

Go quackers over the Spring duck trail in the park or head in to the garden to uncover hidden artifacts with Raiders of the Lost Garden. Both running from Friday 28 March - Sunday 12 April.

Easter weekend sees the return of of our Cadbury Easter Egg Trails where you can join the 5th Earl 'Monty' Parker on his expedition, packing your kit bag as you go. The trail runs from Friday 3 - Monday 6 April and all Cadbury Eggsplorers are rewarded with a Cadbury Egghead.

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

  • Train in a group and get race ready for the Race for Life © NT images

    Race for Life training

    Start the 8 week programme to get fit for the Race for Life, starts 21 March

  • Join runners on the 22 March on the 10k dash  © NT images

    Mad March Hare

    10k run makes its way through Saltram Park, 28 March

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

    Spring duck trail

    Count up the ducks hidden in the park, starts 28 March

  • Enjoy a lovely chocolate prize when you have a go at our Easter trail © NT/Stuart Cox

    Cadbury Easter Egg trail

    Complete the garden trail and receive your Cadbury reward, 3-6 April

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Sunny or soggy?

Saltram all year

Soon you'll be able to enjoy Saltram House for longer, all year round.

From Saturday 28 February the house will open 11am-4.30pm and will only close for Christmas Day and Boxing.