Things To Do near Buckland Abbey (National Trust)

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The Garden House, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park

The Garden House, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Beautiful gardens just beyond the south western border of Dartmoor National Park. Super place for lunch or a cream tea. The Garden House sells plants as well.

Double Waters, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park

Double Waters, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

The River Walkham meets the River Tavy at Double Waters on the western border of Dartmoor National Park. It's a beautiful place that's popular with wild swimmers and walkers. The long distance path the West Devon Way runs through here. We've positioned Double Waters on Google maps. Zoom in on the...

Gem Bridge, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park

Gem Bridge, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Gem Bridge is part of Drake's Trail.

Morwellham Quay UNESCO World Heritage Site, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park

Morwellham Quay UNESCO World Heritage Site, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Morwellham Quay, and the surrounding area, is one of the Westcountry's great visitor destinations. In the scheme of things, few people know about the place which is a shame because it's special. Situated within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), it's part of a rare UNESCO World Heritage S...

Tavistock Canal Southern Tunnel Portal, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park

Tavistock Canal Southern Tunnel Portal, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

The canal tunnel is '7,920 feet (2,414 m) long, 8' (2.4 m) high, 6' (1.8m) wide'. (Source: information board at Tavistock Canal Southern Tunnel Portal.)

The Royal Oak Inn, Meavy, Dartmoor National Park

The Royal Oak Inn, Meavy, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Great pub location This is one of Dartmoor's great pub locations. The Warren House Inn is on high moorland. Fingle Bridge Inn is in a classic Dartmoor steep-sided valley. The Royal Oak Inn is in a picture-postcard village by the village green. Highly recommended when on holiday in Dartmoor Nation...

Plym Valley (National Trust), Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park

Plym Valley (National Trust), Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

If you look at the Ordnance Survey Landranger 191 'Okehampton and North Dartmoor' map, you'll see three blocks of moorland and wooded valley demarcated as National Trust land. This is what we refer to as Plym Valley (National Trust). Roughly speaking, and following the OS map, ...

The Replica Of Drake's Drum, Meavy, Dartmoor National Park

The Replica Of Drake's Drum, Meavy, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

A plaque reads: 'THE REPLICA OF DRAKE'S DRUM. THE REPLICA DRUM IN THE GABLE OF THE SCHOOL ROOF WAS PLACED IN ITS PRESENT POSITION IN 1992 BY PAST PUPILS OF MEAVY SCHOOL. THE ORIGINAL DRUM IS ON VIEW IN NEARBY BUCKLAND ABBEY. THE SCHOOL BUILDING WAS OPENED ON 4TH JANUARY 1926 AND THE DRUM, PLACED...

Dewerstone Hill, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park

Dewerstone Hill, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Down by the south western border of Dartmoor National Park is a finger of moorland pushing out from Wigford Down. This is Dewerstone Hill. It's one of Dartmoor's most popular beauty spots offering stunning views over South Devon, Plymouth, the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and...

Dewerstone Fort/Neolithic Enclosure, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park

Dewerstone Fort/Neolithic Enclosure, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

In his superb 'The Field Archaeology of Dartmoor', Phil Newman writes: 'Two somewhat enigmatic sites that may offer evidence of a Neolithic presence, apart from burial monuments, are the stone tor enclosures at Dewerstone and Whittor.' Nemwan notes that 'a curving double stone wall enclos...

The Dewerstone Carrington Inscription, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park

The Dewerstone Carrington Inscription, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Nicholas Thomas Carrington, or Nicholas Toms Carrington, was a poet. Born in Plymouth in 1777, he is known for two long poems called 'The Banks of the Tamar' and 'Dartmoor'. His name and the date of his death are cut into a rock at the top of Dewerstone Hill above the Dewerstone Crags. As you can se...

Marchant's Cross, Meavy, Dartmoor National Park

Marchant's Cross, Meavy, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Marchant's Cross is an impressive Dartmoor cross near Meavy and Lovaton south of Burrator Dam/Burrator Reservoir. Zoom in on the accompanying Google map to see its location. According to the Dartmoor expert Eric Hemery, Marchant's Cross lies on the Plympton to Tavistock Monastic Route. He describ...

The Dewerstone, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park

The Dewerstone, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

The Dewerstone is a well-known beauty spot in the southern section of Dartmoor National Park. It's at the south west end of the Dewerstone Valley. The Dewerstone is known for its climbing routes. The vertical rock faces are marked the Dewerstone Crags on local information boards. The De...

Dewerstone Valley Circular Walk, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park

Dewerstone Valley Circular Walk, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

The Dewerstone Valley is one of Dartmoor's many stunning wooded valleys. Located on the south west border of the National Park, the valley is cut by the River Plym as it flows from Crane Hill on Dartmoor's south plateau down to the city of Plymouth. This circular walk takes you around the lip of...

Dewerstone Crags, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park

Dewerstone Crags, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

A local information board states that 'the popularity of climbing the Dewerstone Crags has resulted in considerable erosion of the fragile slopes from the crags to the main path ... The National Trust, Dartmoor National Park Authority and The British Mountaineering Council have worked together to re...