Category: Historic Houses & Open Gardens

Buckfast Abbey
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Buckfast Abbey

Since the middle ages, monks have always supported themselves and lived self-sufficiently. Since returning to Buckfast, the monks have produced their own food and made different wares for sale. Originally produced as a medicinal drink, its most successful product has been its tonic water. The Abbey is also world – reknowed for its Bee Keeping...

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Bradley Manor
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Bradley Manor

This unspoilt and fascinating medieval manor house is nestled in a green haven of riverside meadows and woodland next to Baker’s Park in Newton Abbot. Still a relaxed family home, Bradley is full of interesting original details, such as a medieval cat hole and a chapel. Explore the beautiful countryside surrounding the house, pick up...

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Forde House
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Forde House

Forde House Forde House is situated on the southeast side of Newton Abbot. Forde House is named after a ford in the Aller Brook which carried the road to Shaldon, St Marychurch and Aller and lies within the ancient parish of Wolborough. Prior to the dissolution of the monasteries, Wolborough belonged to Torre Abbey and...

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