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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

Saltram garden is the perfect place to enjoy the sunshine with the family

Saltram garden is the perfect place to enjoy the sunshine with the family

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.

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

  • See the Saloon like you've never seen it before at a Georgian House Party   © NTPL/John Hammond

    Georgian House Party

    The Saloon will be dressed for a party with costumed characters all week starting Sat 20 June

  • Eavesdrop on the Earl and his friends at Scandal  © NTPL/National Trust

    Scandal & Romance

    Evening tours with narration and performances start on Friday 26 June

  • Get outdoors and closer to nature in Saltram park © NTPL/Gwen Aspinall

    Wild in the woods

    Forest school fun in the park Fri 31 July

  • Game on! in the garden is just one of the planned activities this summer © NTPL/Gwen Aspinall

    Summer holiday fun

    With family activities every day of the week through August, add Saltram to your summer planner

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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.