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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 (1,306 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 …

£67
Barnabas House - B&B
Barnabas House - B&B

Harrowbeer Lane, Yelverton PL20 6DY

4.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (30 reviews)

Situated in Yelverton, this bed & breakfast is 1.8 mi (3 km) from The Garden House and 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Buckland Abbey. …

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The Priory
The Priory

Marshall Close, Tavistock PL19 9RB

3.5 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (7 reviews)

Situated in Tavistock, this historic bed & breakfast is within 6 mi (10 km) of The Garden House, Brent Tor, and Buckland Abbe …

£79
Higher Chapel Farm Bed & Breakfast
Higher Chapel Farm Bed & Breakfast

Halton Quay, Saltash PL12 6SL

3.0 out of 5.0
5 out of 5 (1 reviews)

Situated in Saltash, this bed & breakfast is 2.3 mi (3.6 km) from Cotehele House and Gardens and within 6 mi (10 km) of Tamar …

£75
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 …

£115
St Mellion International Resort
St Mellion International Resort

St Mellion, Saltash PL12 6SD

4.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (259 reviews)

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

£65
St Rita Hotel
St Rita Hotel

76 - 78 Alma Road, Plymouth PL3 4HD

2.0 out of 5.0
3.2 out of 5 (58 reviews)

Situated in Plymouth, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of University of Plymouth, Charles Church, and Home Park. Elizabetha …

£30
Mary Tavy Inn
Mary Tavy Inn

Lane Head, Tavistock PL19 9PN

3.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (51 reviews)

Situated in Tavistock, this inn is within 9 mi (15 km) of Brent Tor, Lydford Gorge, and Dartmoor Prison Museum. National Park …

£75
Travelodge Plymouth
Travelodge Plymouth

Derrys Cross, Plymouth PL1 2SW

2.5 out of 5 (2 reviews)

£42
The Shakespeare Inn
The Shakespeare Inn

3 Theatre Ope, Plymouth PL1 4HT

2.0 out of 5.0
2.5 out of 5 (13 reviews)

Situated in Devonport, this inn is within 2 mi (3 km) of Devonport Playhouse, Torpoint Ferry, and Mount Edgcumbe House. …

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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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