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Buckland Abbey

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PL20 6EY

Buckland was originally a small but influential Cistercian monastery. The house, incorporating the remains of the 13th-century abbey church, has rich associations with Sir Francis Drake and his seafaring rival, Sir Richard Grenville, containing much interesting memorabilia from their time including the famed Drake's Drum.

There are exhibitions on Buckland's history as well as a magnificent monastic barn, traditional herb garden, estate walks and craft workshops. There are also exhibition galleries, film and interactive displays, a hand-crafted plasterwork ceiling in the Drake Chamber, an Elizabethan garden and the Cot Lane rural crafts area.

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    By Road:
    6 miles south of Tavistock, 11 miles north of Plymouth: turn off A386 mile south of Yelverton.

    By Bus:
    Monday to Saturday: Holsworthy 55 from Yelverton (with connections from Plymouth )
    Sunday: First 48 from Plymouth

    Buckland Abbey Postcode for SatNav: PL20 6EY


    +44 (0)1822 853 607

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