The West Country Sights

Buckland Abbey

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

Published 08/30/2016

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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, but the highlight is a beautifully expressive self-portrait by Rembrandt, displayed in its own gallery. Part of a bequest, the painting was only identified, painstakingly restored, and revealed to the public in 2014. The house, which has a restaurant, 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:

  • £10; grounds only £5

Published 08/30/2016


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