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Future Inn Plymouth
Future Inn Plymouth

1 William Prance Rd, Plymouth PL6 5ZD

3.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (1,376 reviews)

Situated in Plymouth, this hotel is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Tamar Science Park and 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Home Park. University of …

£58
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The Rosemont
The Rosemont

Greenbank Terrace, Yelverton PL20 6DR

3.5 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (15 reviews)

Situated in Yelverton, this bed & breakfast is within a 10-minute walk of Yelverton Golf Club and RAF Harrowbeer Airfield. …

£70
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Copthorne Hotel Plymouth
Copthorne Hotel Plymouth

Armada Way, Plymouth PL1 1AR

3.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (617 reviews)

This family-friendly Plymouth hotel is located near the airport, within a 10-minute walk of University of Plymouth, City …

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The Horn of Plenty
The Horn of Plenty

Gulworthy, Tavistock PL19 8JD

4.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (19 reviews)

Situated in the historical district, this hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Cotehele House and Gardens, Brent Tor, and The …

£90
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Number 5ifty 8ight
Number 5ifty 8ight

58 Plymouth Road, Tavistock PL19 8BU

4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Tavistock, this bed & breakfast is within a 10-minute walk of Tavistock Farmers Market and Tavistock Pannier …

£97
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Tavistock Bunkhouse - Hostel
Tavistock Bunkhouse - Hostel

Union Inn, Tavistock PL19 0DS

2.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Tavistock, this hostel is steps from Tavistock Farmers Market and Tavistock Pannier Market. Country Cheeses and …

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Boringdon Hall Hotel and Spa
Boringdon Hall Hotel and Spa

Colebrook, Plymouth PL7 4DP

5.0 out of 5.0
4.8 out of 5 (39 reviews)

Located in Plympton, this luxury hotel is 1 mi (1.6 km) from Plympton Swimming Pool and within 3 mi (5 km) of Saltram House …

£99
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The Crooked Inn - Inn
The Crooked Inn - Inn

Stoketon Cross, Saltash PL12 4RZ

4.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (139 reviews)

Situated in Saltash, this inn is within 3 mi (5 km) of Stax Reclamation, Saltash Wesley Methodist Church, and Lanhydrock. …

£90
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The New Continental Hotel
The New Continental Hotel

Millbay Road, Plymouth PL1 3LD

3.5 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (18 reviews)

Situated in Plymouth, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Plymouth Pavilions, Merchant's House, and Bowling Green. …

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Poppy's Guest House
Poppy's Guest House

4 Alfred Street, Plymouth PL1 2RP

3.0 out of 5.0
4.8 out of 5 (28 reviews)

Situated in Plymouth, this bed & breakfast is within a 5-minute walk of Bowling Green, Plymouth Naval Memorial, and Drake …

£55
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Pocket Guide: England Buckland Abbey Hotels

What's so wonderful about a holiday in Devon is that there is a such a great variety of things to enjoy here. From brilliant beaches on the English Riviera to the dramatic wilds of Dartmoor and a rich cultural heritage in cities like Plymouth and towns like Torquay, there's always plenty to experience. Devon is particularly rich in historic monuments, and when you're staying at a Devon hotel or B&B you should certainly pay a visit to Buckland Abbey, one of the finest of its kind in the country.

Visit Buckland Abbey from Devon Hotels

Buckland Abbey was founded by Cistercian monks back in 1278. After the Dissolution of the Monasteries under Henry VIII it was converted into a private house and was the home of Sir Francis Drake from 1581 until 1596. Many of the original monastic buildings have survived and today can be enjoyed in a lovely garden setting. The enormous tithe barn is a unique survivor from the 14th Century. Another top attraction is the museum, part of the house which has been turned into homage to Drake, his life and times. The memorabilia here include maps, paintings and many other objects that will fascinate and entrance anyone interested in those times of Queen Bess, the Spanish Armada and the legend of Drake's Drum.

Devon Hotels and Buckland Abbey Ghosts

A local legend has it that when Drake bought Buckland Abbey he rebuilt it with the aid of the Devil in just three nights. As punishment he was condemned to drive a black hearse across Dartmoor on moonless nights forever, pulled along by a team of black, headless horses. The drum which visitors can see in the abbey building was instructed to be left here by Drake as he died far away in Panama in 1596. Another tenacious legend says that whenever England is in danger Drake will sail again up the river beating his drum to keep evil at bay. It was supposedly heard during the Battle of Trafalgar when Napoleon threatened invasion, and again as the Nazi menace loomed in 1939, so you never know do you?

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