National Trust

This is the perfect time of year to get outside, make the most of the last days of summer and look ahead to the crisp colourful days of autumn. There are lots of paths to explore around the Teign Gorge - pick up a leaflet from the visitor centre or G Read more


Come and discover what weird and wonderful things Francis Drake saw on his circumnavigation of the world, from eating penguins to meeting giants in Patagonia. Explore the route Drake took, by collecting the stamps that will be hidden around the groun Read more

Outdoor & Active

Come and discover what weird and wonderful things Francis Drake saw on his circumnavigation of the world. From eating penguins in the Arctic, to navigating the treacherous seas of the Magellan Strait. Explore the route Drake took, by collecting the s Read more

Outdoor & Active

The sixteenth-century dovecote in the Valley Garden at Cotehele was once the roost for birds destined for the Edgcumbe family’s dinner table. These days a dole of white doves happily makes this place their home, enjoying the beautiful colours appeari Read more

Outdoor & Active

From the 19 February to 23 September 2018 visitors to Buckland Abbey in Devon will find something unexpected in the Great Barn this year. Sitting in the middle of the floor will be an enormous, glittering egg, created by sculptor and artist, Andrew L Read more

Community News

Springtime at Buckland is all about giant eggs, the natural world and getting out and about as we wave goodbye to winter. This spring sees a final flourish of the hugely popular Art of Reflection exhibition when Andrew Logan’s Cosmic Egg goes on show Read more

Community News

February is a perfect time to start planning your garden for the months ahead. The gardeners at Cotehele near Saltash, have an idea that will help you enhance your patch for not just months, but for years. During apple grafting weekend on 17 and 18 F Read more

Community News

Andrew Logan is an extremely successful contemporary artist from ‘a unique school of English eccentrics’, whose work is exhibited in major public collections all over the world. He is famed for his extravagant, glamorous and unconventional... Read more

Music & Art

Earliest known portrait painting of Sir Francis Drake now on display at Buckland Abbey The painting, believed to be the earliest likeness of the Elizabethan seafarer, Sir Francis Drake, is on loan from a private collector, Dirk T. Griffin, for the ne Read more


The Cotehele gardening volunteers have won the 'Cornwall Today Volunteers Cup 2016’ at the spring flower show in Boconnac, Cornwall. Read more


Late winter/early spring is a great time to take a walk through Lydford Gorge. The trees are starting to come into bud, the birds are singing in the trees and woodland plants poke their noses above ground Read more


Buckland Abbey won’t be the special place that it is today without the help of volunteers who dedicate their time to help us protect, conserve and to share our love of Drake’s home. Read more


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