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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.
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.
Saltram every day
The house opens daily from 28 Feb, 11-4.30pm
Race for Life training
Start the 8 week programme to get fit for the Race for Life, starts 21 March
Mad March Hare
10k run makes its way through Saltram Park, 28 March
Spring duck trail
Count up the ducks hidden in the park, starts 28 March
Cadbury Easter Egg trail
Complete the garden trail and receive your Cadbury reward, 3-6 April