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Future Inn Plymouth

Future Inn Plymouth

1 William Prance Rd, Plymouth
3.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 1 day ago

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 Plymouth and Devonport Playhouse ...

£52

£52
Boringdon Hall Hotel and Spa

Boringdon Hall Hotel and Spa

Colebrook, Plymouth
5.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 5 days ago
6 others viewing this property now

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

£112

£112
Moorland Garden Hotel

Moorland Garden Hotel

Yeoland Down, Yelverton
4.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 20 hours ago

Situated in Yelverton, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Buckland Abbey, Yelverton Golf Club and The Garden House. Tamar Science Park and Home Park are ...

£49

£49
Copthorne Hotel Plymouth

Copthorne Hotel Plymouth

Armada Way, Plymouth
3.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 6 hours ago
12 others viewing this property now

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 ...

£41

£41
The Horn of Plenty

The Horn of Plenty

Gulworthy, Tavistock
4.5 out of 5.0

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
Best Western Duke Of Cornwall Hotel

Best Western Duke Of Cornwall Hotel

Millbay Road, Plymouth
3.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 8 hours ago
4 others viewing this property now

Located in the heart of Plymouth, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Plymouth Pavilions and Smeaton's Tower. Plymouth Dome and Elizabethan ...

£53

£53
The New Continental Hotel

The New Continental Hotel

Millbay Road, Plymouth
4.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 23 hours ago
8 others viewing this property now

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

£60

£60
The Grosvenor Plymouth

The Grosvenor Plymouth

7-11 Elliot Street, Plymouth
4.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 1 day ago
1 others viewing this property now

Located in the heart of Plymouth, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Smeaton's Tower, Plymouth Dome and Plymouth Pavilions. Royal Citadel and Elizabethan ...

£58

£58
ibis Plymouth

ibis Plymouth

Marsh Mills, Plymouth
3.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 2 days ago
5 others viewing this property now

Situated in Plymouth, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Saltram House, Tamar Science Park and Royal William Yard. Home Park and National Maritime Aquarium ...

£36

£36
The Imperial Plymouth

The Imperial Plymouth

Lockyer Street, Plymouth
4.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 15 hours ago
2 others viewing this property now

Located in Barbican, this guesthouse is within a 10-minute walk of Smeaton's Tower, Plymouth Dome and Plymouth Pavilions. Elizabethan House and Mayflower Steps ...

£52

£52

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?