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One hundred Christmas trees to light up Great Barn for Buckland Abbey’s ‘River of Light’

On Saturday 4 December, the medieval Great Barn at Buckland Abbey, near Plymouth opens its doors for Christmas 2021 with over a hundred twinkly trees and watery light illuminations. The ‘River of Light’ illuminations in the Great Barn have been inspired by the Cistercian monks who founded Buckland Abbey nearly 800 years ago and first arrived at their home by navigating their way along the...

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Enjoy safe space, fresh air and a Peter Rabbit garden adventure at Buckland Abbey

Anyone faithful to the traditional nineteenth-century Beatrix Potter storybooks will love the Peter Rabbit™ winter activity trail that has opened in the gardens of Buckland Abbey near Plymouth.

The adventure trail at Buckland Abbey has been inspired by Beatrix Potter’s iconic tales. With a sprinkle of festive magic, Peter Rabbit fans step through Buckland’s Kitchen Garden gate...

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National Trust reopens Buckland Abbey, near Plymouth

This week, the National Trust in the South West saw the doors of Buckland Abbey reopen to visitors for the first time in six months - with several new safety measures in place.

The reopening of the Abbey follows a successful phased opening of Buckland’s garden, estate, restaurant and shop since June where one-way systems and limited visitor numbers are tested safety measures that...

A farewell to Andrew Logan’s ‘Art of Reflection’ at Buckland Abbey

Over the last year, Buckland Abbey has hosted a major exhibition of contemporary art by the renowned sculptor Andrew Logan, one of the largest ever staged by the National Trust in collaboration with one artist.

The ‘Art of reflection’ will have its final farewell viewing on Sunday 4 February. A special guided tour at 1pm will mark the occasion and is free for National Trust members....

Rare ice formation spotted at National Trust’s Buckland Abbey

Hair ice, a rare type of ice formation, was spotted at Buckland Abbey recently. This formation is where the presence of a particular fungus in rotting wood produces thin strands of ice which resemble hair or candy floss.

Area ranger, James Robbins, says: ’I am very excited to have come across hair ice on the estate and to photograph this rare weather phenomenon. The conditions...

Tudor Christmas comes to Buckland Abbey

Step back in time and experience an Elizabethan style Christmas at Buckland Abbey between Friday 1 December and Tuesday 2 January. With cooking in the kitchen, festive dancing in the great hall and the traditional Lord of Misrule causing mischief throughout – it’s a festive experience not to be missed.

Under a canopy of stars created by school children from St Andrew's Primary at...

Andrew Logan sculpture comes to Buckland Abbey

An exhibition of contemporary art by the renowned sculptor Andrew Logan will open on Saturday 1 July at the National Trust’s Buckland Abbey in Devon.

The Art of Reflection, Andrew Logan at Buckland Abbey interprets the history and spirit of the abbey in 18 Logan sculptures, placed in 13 selected locations throughout the house and gardens, including the Great Barn, Kitchen Garden and...

Hosts of angels descend on Buckland Abbey’s Great Barn

The doors to Buckland Abbey’s medieval Great Barn swing open this Christmas to unveil a unique interpretation of the traditional carol, The First Nowell. Using natural materials, props and a lot of creatively, local groups from the National Association of Flower Arranging Societies have been busy creating impressive floral displays which will fill the Great Barn with colour, festive aromas and...

Admire Buckland Abbey’s autumn colour

This autumn, walkers and their four legged friends will be able to enjoy Buckland Abbey’s autumn colour for longer as the estate is open throughout November for the first time.

The National Trust estate, garden, restaurant and shop will now be open daily from 10.30am until 4pm, so that walkers can enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the woodland walks and finish off with a warming...

Buckland Abbey’s Christmas craft and food fair returns

On Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 November some of the South West’s finest food, drink and crafts will be heading to National Trust’s Buckland Abbey for its annual Christmas craft and food fair.

This year a free park and ride service; operated by Stagecoach South West, will be running up to every 10 minutes throughout the day from Harrowbeer Aerodrome. Providing visitors with hassle-free...

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