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The West Country Sights

Buckland Abbey

  • Off A386 Map It
  • Yelverton
  • House/Mansion/Villa

Updated 05/28/2014

Fodor's 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.

Sight Information


Off A386, Yelverton, PL20 6EY, England

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Sight Details:

  • £9.05; grounds only £5
  • House mid Feb.–early Mar. and early Dec.–late Dec., daily noon–4; early Mar.–early Nov., daily 11–5; early Nov.–late Nov., Fri.–Sun. noon–4. Grounds mid Feb.–early Mar. and early Dec.–late Dec., daily 11:30–4:30; early Mar.–early Nov., daily 10:30–5:30; early Nov.–late Nov., Fri.–Sun. 11:30–4:30.

Updated 05/28/2014


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