An exquisite 18th-century home with many of its original furnishings, Saltram was built around the remains of a late-Tudor mansion. Its jewel is one of Britain's grandest neoclassical rooms, a vast, double-cube salon designed by Robert Adam and hung with paintings by Sir Joshua Reynolds, first president of the Royal Academy of Arts, who was born nearby in 1723. Fine plasterwork adorns many rooms, and three have original Chinese wallpaper. The outstanding garden includes rare trees and shrubs, and there's a restaurant and a cafeteria. Saltram is 3½ miles east of Plymouth city center.
- Address: South of A38, Plympton, PL7 1UH | Map It
- Phone: 01752/333500
- Cost: £10; garden only £5.10
- Hours: House early Mar.–early Nov., Sat.–Thurs. noon–4:30; last admission at 3:45. Garden early Mar.–early Nov., daily 11–5; early Nov.–early Mar., daily 11–4. Park daily dawn–dusk.
- Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk
- Location: Plymouth