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Buckland Abbey Review

A 13th-century Cistercian monastery, Buckland Abbey became the home of Sir Francis Drake in 1581. Today it's filled with mementos of Drake and the Spanish Armada and has a restaurant. The house is 6 miles south of Tavistock; to get here, take A386 south to Crapstone and then head west.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Off A386, Yelverton, PL20 6EY | Map It
  • Phone: 01822/853607
  • Cost: £8.55; grounds only £4.50
  • Hours: House mid Feb.–early Mar. and early Dec.–late Dec., daily noon–4; early Mar.–early Nov., daily 11:30–4:30; early Nov.–early Dec., Fri.–Sun. noon–4. Grounds mid Feb.–early Nov. and early Dec.–late Dec., daily 10:30–5:30; early Nov.–early Dec., Fri.–Sun. 10:30–5:30. Last admission 45 mins before closing.
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  • Location: Tavistock and Environs
Updated: 06-10-2013

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