Visit the spectacular Buckland Abbey Garden A site brimming with history, Buckland Abbey Garden and Estate tells a 700-year-old tale that starts with the Cistercian monks who have made this magnificent Devon their home, including the great sailors Grenville and Drake. In addition to the beautiful abbey, which is half a museum and half a home, you'll discover the woodlands, orchards and meadows to walk around at your leisure, all of them looking out over the stunning Tavy Valley. Catch a leaflet showing the path-marked trails that are full of colour through the seasons (don't skip the bluebell show every spring). Drop into the cider house where the herbaceous borers give seasonal value or go off in search of a hidden wild garden.
What can guests enjoy at Buckland Abbey, Garden & Estate?
The Abbey is part of a museum, part of a home, and full of treasures. There is no question about the splendour of the Great Barn, which has remained largely unchanged since it was built all those centuries ago.
You can explore meadows, orchards and woodlands where you can enjoy a wide view of the Tavy Valley. Their path-marked trails are an explosion of colour through the seasons, including an unforgettable bluebell rug in the spring.