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Buckland Abbey

Discovery, tranquillity and history at this an ancient gem in the Tavy Valley landscape.

Yelverton, Devon

Opening times

The Abbey will be closed in November and will open on 5th December. Estate woodland walks open November weekends only. To avoid disappointment please book your visit in advance. If you do not book, we cannot guarantee admission.


PL20 6EY

When you visit Buckland, you follow over 700 years of footsteps; from the Cistercians who built the Abbey and farmed the estate, to seafarers Grenville and Drake who changed the shape of the house and the fate of the country.

The Abbey is part museum, part house, and filled with treasures. There’s no mistaking the magnificence of the Great Barn, which has remained virtually unchanged since it was built all those centuries ago.

You’ll discover meadows, orchards and woodlands where you can enjoy far reaching views of the Tavy Valley. Our way marked trails are a riot of colour through the seasons, with an unmissable carpet of bluebells in spring. At the Cider House, herbaceous borders provide seasonal interest and a secret ‘wild’ garden is a wonderful place for quiet contemplation (or a game of hide and seek).

  • Wildlife haven

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • Social heritage stories

  • National heritage here

  • Magnificent memorials

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Fascinating churchyard

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Captivating architecture

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Space to secure your bike

  • On street parking at church

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Dog friendly

  • Church shop or souvenirs

  • Car park at church

  • Café within 500m

  • Accessible toilets nearby

  • National Trust

Contact information

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