Buckland Abbey, Garden & Estate (National Trust)

At Buckland Abbey, once a Cistercian monastery, there are a variety of education sessions which explore the turbulent history of the period.

Day visit



About Buckland Abbey, Garden & Estate (National Trust)

Buckland is a fantastic place for an educational visit. Whether it’s Tudor history, Sir Francis Drake and his seafaring adventures, geography, art or even the outdoors, your visit can be tailored to the topic you are studying.

As you wander through Buckland Abbey, you will discover a wealth of fascinating tales, amazing architecture and over eight centuries of history. Beginning life as a tranquil monastery with a productive estate, Buckland has been redeveloped, restored and adapted, passing through the hands of famous seafarers and facing a devastating fire. There’s no better place to venture on a voyage of discovery.


Free pre-visit

Key Information

Age suitability

5-7 yr olds, 7-11 yr olds,

Key Stages

  • Key Stage 1,

  • Key Stage 2,


  • Buildings,

  • Hands on history,

  • Shakespeare,

  • Wildlife and nature,

Risk Assessment Category


Annual opening times

February - December

Group Size

Up to 60



Hands on history


Wildlife and nature

Curriculum Subjects

Art & Design



Wildlife and Nature

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