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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 (1,491 reviews)

Situated in Plymouth, this hotel is 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Home Park and within 6 mi (10 km) of University of Plymouth and …

£58
Jurys Inn Plymouth

Jurys Inn Plymouth

50 Exeter Street, Plymouth PL4 0AZ

3.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (790 reviews)

Located in the heart of Plymouth, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Charles Church, City Museum and Art …

£55
Moorland Garden Hotel

Moorland Garden Hotel

Yeoland Down, Yelverton PL20 6DA

4.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (14 reviews)

Situated in Yelverton, this hotel is 1.9 mi (3 km) from Buckland Abbey and 2.8 mi (4.6 km) from The Garden House. Home Park …

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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 (60 reviews)

Located in Plympton, this luxury hotel is 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Saltram House and within 6 mi (10 km) of National Marine …

£99
Copthorne Hotel Plymouth

Copthorne Hotel Plymouth

Armada Way, Plymouth PL1 1AR

3.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (672 reviews)

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

£58
Ryelands B&B

Ryelands B&B

Carkeel, Saltash PL12 6PH

4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Saltash, this bed & breakfast is within 3 mi (5 km) of Saltash Celtic Cross, Saltash Heritage Museum, and …

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Best Western Duke Of Cornwall Hotel

Best Western Duke Of Cornwall Hotel

Millbay Road, Plymouth PL1 3LG

3.0 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (97 reviews)

Located in the heart of Plymouth, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Smeaton's Tower, Plymouth Dome, and …

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St Mellion International Resort

St Mellion International Resort

St Mellion, Saltash PL12 6SD

4.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (295 reviews)

Located near the airport, this family-friendly hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Cotehele House and Gardens, Kit Hill Country …

£67
The New Continental Hotel

The New Continental Hotel

Millbay Road, Plymouth PL1 3LD

3.5 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (52 reviews)

Situated in Plymouth, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Smeaton's Tower, Elizabethan House, and Plymouth Dome. Charles …

£79
The Horn of Plenty

The Horn of Plenty

Gulworthy, Tavistock PL19 8JD

4.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (22 reviews)

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

£155

Pocket Guide: Yelverton 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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