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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.
Enjoy the longer, sunnier days at Saltram this Spring with events and activities for all ages.
The garden is at its most colourful at this time of year so lose yourself on a sensory stroll or immerse yourself on a candlelit tour of the house at the end of June with the return of Scandal and Romance.
There's weekend fun in the house and garden for the family with discovery trails, stag bags, lawn games and dressing up so there's no need to feel bored.
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.
Saltram every day
The house opens daily from 28 Feb, 11-4.30pm
Georgian House Party
The Saloon will be dressed for a party with costumed characters all week starting Sat 20 June
Scandal & Romance
Evening tours with narration and performances start on Friday 26 June
Wild in the woods
Forest school fun in the park Fri 31 July
Summer holiday fun
With family activities every day of the week through August, add Saltram to your summer planner