Buckland Abbey

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When you visit Buckland, you tread in 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 such as the legendary Drake’s Drum. 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).

Find your favourite spot and you’ll want to come back to Buckland time and again.


  • Baby Changing
  • Cafe / Restaurant
  • Disabled WC
  • Dogs Welcome
  • Gift Shop

Opening Times

Please visit our Website for detailed Times

The Abbey opens 30 minutes later and closes 30 minutes before main estate times. Last admission to the Abbey is 1 hour before main estate times.


Please visit our Website for more details on our admission fees.

Contact Details

Buckland Abbey
PL20 6EY

Telephone: 01822 853607

Upcoming Events

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt - Saturday 06 April 2019 to Sunday 28 April 2019

Can you help us find all the Medieval bunnies before they cause real mischief! These silly rabbits have been caught snail jousting, playing the bag pipes and much more!

Once you have found all the bunnies, you can claim your special chocolaty reward.

The trail will be running for the whole two weeks of the holidays.