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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.
The holidays are here and the sun has got it's hat on so join us at Saltram for the perfect day out this summer.
We have events and activities every day of the week with organised games on the lawn, teddy bear's picnics, cooking in the great kitchen, ceramic painting and so much more. In fact, with so much going on we thought we'd make it easy for you to organise your day out with a handy fridge planner to download.
Local producers and crafts return to our lawns again for this year's Garden Party on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 July. Stroll, browse and taste your way around the garden with over thirty stalls and a weekend of entertainment from the Arrow Barrows and the Calstock Rubber Band Inner Tubes.
A summer at Saltram wouldn't be complete without an evening of open air theatre and Illyria deliver once again with their spectacular adaptation of The Sorcerer's Apprentice. Blankets and picnics will add to this idyllic evening, stretched out on the lawn on Saturday 1 August.
Saltram every day
The house opens daily from 28 Feb, 11-4.30pm
Craft and food stalls with entertainment all weekend in the garden, 25 & 26 Jul
Summer holiday fun
With family activities every day of the week through August, add Saltram to your summer planner
Wild in the woods
Forest school fun in the park Fri 31 July
Scandal & Romance
Evening tours with narration and performances start on Friday 26 June
Illyria join us in the garden with The Sorcerer's Apprentice, 1 Aug