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The historic home of Sir Francis Drake, Buckland Abbey, is within walking distance from Buckland Monachorum. Throughout the year the house, gardens and integral art and craft workshops are open and host a variety of events. Drake spent more time ashore here than at any other place in his life and artefacts from his life are on show throughout.

From Buckland Monachorum, you can stroll across the meadows to the nearby Garden House at Crapstone and appreciate being closer to Gods heart... Enjoy a cream tea or home-made cakes and pastries in the tea-rooms of this exquisite tribute to mans' gentle taming of nature. The staff of the adjoining Garden Centre are happy to dispense knowledgeable advice with the purchase of Garden House raised shrubs and perennials.

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Dartmoor holidays in Buckland Monachorum

The Dartmoor National Park covers 400 square miles of upland area - the largest in Southern England - offering opportunities for walking, fishing, picnicking and birdwatching. Visit Widecombe-in-the-Moor, home of Uncle Tom Cobbley or the Dartmoor Prison Museum at Princetown in the brooding shadow of the prison walls. From the heights of the Warren House Inn at Postbridge you can relax with a beer and enjoy the views - seemingly to the edge of the world...

Plymouth - with the shopping, theatre and nightlife to be expected of a major city - is about half an hours journey by car; explore the Barbican and fabulous Marina, stand on Plymouth Hoe and picture the Spanish Armada entering the Sound. On the other hand, the historic stannary town of Tavistock, with it's award wining Farmers Market and delightful array of independent shops and boutiques, is even closer. With the covered Market open every day, local tennis courts and Wharf Arts Centre, housing contemporary cinema, live music and art themed events, Tavistock offers a genuine choice of activities to suit every taste.

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Dartmoor holidays in Buckland Monachorum

Just a short drive to the glorious South Hams, provides you with interesting small towns, and fabulous beaches alongside award winning restaurants and interesting shopping opportunities.

About an hour away, South West of Plymouth, are the beautiful beaches and enchanting harbour villages of Whitsand Bay, Polperro, Looe and Fowey, while, slightly further afield, on the North Coast of Cornwall lie Padstow, Tintagel and Bude - all within easy reach on a days excursion. The legendary Lost Gardens of Heligan, in Pentewan, Nr. Mevagissey and the Eden Project, with it's surreal and iconic biomes, near St Austell are a 'Must Do' and can be reached within an hour and a half via the A38/A30.


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