Buckland Abbey - The National Trust


Buckland Abbey - The National Trust


Home of Elizabethan seafarer Sir Francis Drake, secluded location in the beautiful Tavy Valley, rumoured to be haunted by Drake and the accompanying 'hell hounds'.

Explore 700 years of history through interactive displays and hands-on activities together with estate Letterbox Trail and Tracker Pack.
From matins and vespers to swashbuckling tales of the sea, Buckland was home to Cistercian monks and later the seafaring adventurers Drake and Grenville. Wander through the monastic Great Barn and Elizabethan garden to reach the Abbey, with its exhibition galleries and interactive displays revealing the lives and stories behind two men who changed the shape of the house and fate of the country.

Treasures include Drake's Drum which, according to legend, will sound when England is in danger to summon Sir Francis Drake from his grave to save us. Beyond the house discover meadows, orchards and four woodland walks on the bank of the River Tavy.
Inside Abbey
Outside Abbey
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