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Future Inn Plymouth
Future Inn Plymouth

1 William Prance Rd, Plymouth PL6 5ZD

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4.4 out of 5 (1,424 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 …

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Overcombe House - Guest house
Overcombe House - Guest house

Old Station Road, Yelverton PL20 7RA

4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Dartmoor, this guesthouse is within 1 mi (2 km) of St Paul's Church and RAF Harrowbeer Airfield. The Garden Hous …

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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 (650 reviews)

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

£46
The Bedford Hotel
The Bedford Hotel

1 Plymouth Road, Tavistock PL19 8BB

3.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (31 reviews)

Located in Dartmoor, this hotel is steps from Tavistock Farmers Market and Tavistock Pannier Market. Country Cheeses and …

£130
Number 5ifty 8ight
Number 5ifty 8ight

58 Plymouth Road, Tavistock PL19 8BU

4.0 out of 5.0

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

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Rockmount
Rockmount

Drake Road, Tavistock PL19 0AX

4.0 out of 5.0
4.9 out of 5 (18 reviews)

Located in Dartmoor, this bed & breakfast is steps from Tavistock Pannier Market and Tavistock Farmers Market. Country Cheese …

£105
The Brunel Inn
The Brunel Inn

83 Fore Street, Saltash PL12 6AE

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3 out of 5 (52 reviews)

Located in South Cornish Coast, this inn is steps from Saltash Heritage Museum, Elliott's Grocery Store Museum, and Saltash …

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Kilworthy Farm Guesthouse
Kilworthy Farm Guesthouse

Kilworthy, Tavistock PL19 0JN

3.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (14 reviews)

Located in Dartmoor, this bed & breakfast is within 3 mi (5 km) of Tavistock Pannier Market, Tavistock Farmers Market, and …

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Smeaton Farm - B&B
Smeaton Farm - B&B

Pillaton, Saltash PL12 6RZ

4.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (16 reviews)

Situated in Saltash, this country house is within 6 mi (10 km) of Stax Reclamation, Lanhydrock, and Saltash Celtic Cross. …

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Holiday Inn Plymouth
Holiday Inn Plymouth

Armada Way, Plymouth PL1 2HJ

4.0 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (408 reviews)

Located in the heart of Plymouth, this spa hotel is steps from Plymouth Naval Memorial, Bowling Green, and Drake Statue. Roya …

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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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