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Future Inn Plymouth

Future Inn Plymouth

1 William Prance Rd, Plymouth
3.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 6 hours ago
17 others viewing this property now
4.4 out of 5 (1,625 reviews)

Situated in Plymouth, this hotel is 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Home Park and within 6 miles (10 km) of University of Plymouth and Devonport Playhouse. Charles Church ...

£48

£48
Boringdon Hall Hotel and Spa

Boringdon Hall Hotel and Spa

Colebrook, Plymouth
5.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 4 days ago
4.7 out of 5 (83 reviews)

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

£66

£66
Moorland Garden Hotel

Moorland Garden Hotel

Yeoland Down, Yelverton
4.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 4 days ago
4.3 out of 5 (42 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 and National Park Visitor Centre ...

£42

£42
St Mellion International Resort

St Mellion International Resort

St Mellion, Saltash
4.5 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (317 reviews)

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

£50

£50
Copthorne Hotel Plymouth

Copthorne Hotel Plymouth

Armada Way, Plymouth
3.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 8 hours ago
22 others viewing this property now
3.9 out of 5 (740 reviews)

This family-friendly Plymouth hotel is located near the airport, within a 10-minute walk of University of Plymouth and Charles Church. National Maritime Aquarium ...

£47

£47
Carhampton

Carhampton

82 Greenbank Avenue, Plymouth
3.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 13 hours ago

Situated in Plymouth, this guesthouse is within a 15-minute walk of Charles Church and University of Plymouth. Elizabethan House and Mayflower Steps are also ...

£65

£65
Best Western Duke Of Cornwall Hotel

Best Western Duke Of Cornwall Hotel

Millbay Road, Plymouth
3.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 1 hour ago
37 others viewing this property now
3.6 out of 5 (162 reviews)

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

£52

£52
The Horn of Plenty

The Horn of Plenty

Gulworthy, Tavistock
4.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 2 days ago
4.7 out of 5 (28 reviews)

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

£100

£100
Jurys Inn Plymouth

Jurys Inn Plymouth

50 Exeter Street, Plymouth
4.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 8 hours ago
29 others viewing this property now
4.1 out of 5 (954 reviews)

Located in the heart of Plymouth, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Charles Church and Elizabethan House. Mayflower Steps and University ...

£43

£43
The New Continental Hotel

The New Continental Hotel

Millbay Road, Plymouth
4.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 15 hours ago
24 others viewing this property now
3.8 out of 5 (83 reviews)

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

£67

£67

Pocket Guide: Buckland Abbey 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?