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Buckland Abbey

Discovery, tranquillity and history – an ancient gem in the Tavy Valley landscape

Yelverton, Devon, PL20 6EY

Large Christmas trees covered with fairy lights fill the Great Barn. Coloured lights are projected onto the stonework.

Important notice

December opening hours are 10am - 4pm, with last entry to the Abbey at 3pm. The Red & Blue routes are currently closed for woodland conservation, the yellow route and play area are still open.

Planning your visit

Two large dogs on leads held by two people on a path at Lanhydrock, Cornwall, with grass and fallen autumn leaves beyond

Visiting Buckland Abbey with your dog 

Buckland Abbey is a one pawprint rated place. There are plenty of dog-friendly walks through the woodland and countryside to explore and dogs are welcome to relax in the Ox Yard Café.

Two people decorate a Christmas tree with blue and white decorations and fairy lights. The edge of a model ship and blue fabric are visible on the right, and wooden panelling behind.

Buckland Abbey Christmas 

Get into the festive spirit this winter with seasonal shopping, treats, music and a beautiful historical display in the Great Barn and Abbey.

A child dressed in a crown and rainbow wings in the foreground watches another child and an adult run around

Family-friendly things to do at Buckland Abbey 

Whether it's a woodland adventure, an amazing story of life on the high seas or a tasty treat from the cafe, there's something for all the family to enjoy at Buckland Abbey.

Children on a school trip at East Riddlesden Hall, West Yorkshire

School and Group visits to Buckland Abbey 

Visit Buckland Abbey in Devon’s Tavy Valley with your school or adult group and discover its fascinating buildings and treasures and 700 years of history.


Buckland Abbey map 

Take a look at the map of Buckland Abbey to help plan your visit.

Woman on tramper in the Elizabethan Garden at Buckland Abbey

Welcoming everyone to Buckland Abbey 

We love to welcome everyone here at Buckland Abbey. Read on to discover how to make the most of your visit, download our access statement, and find out how to contact us with any questions you might have.

Visitors exploring the festive interiors in the Entrance Hall at Castle Ward, County Down


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