Hartland Abbey & Gardens, Bideford

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Hartland Abbey, with its beautiful gardens and parkland leading to the sea, is the historic home of the Stucley family. It is both fascinating and fun for all ages ~ Whether you are interested in heritage and history, gardens, family memorabila or lovely walks in the clean, invigorating Atlantic air, Hartland Abbey is not to be missed!
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  • August 21, 2017
    Interesting house as converted abbey built in 1157 with lots of history .In the same family for generations gifted by Henry VIII.Portraits by Gainsborough amongst others ,Jupe table ,Chippendale furni...  more »
  • August 21, 2017
    The setting is wonderful. At one end of the wooded valley are the walled gardens - designed by Gertrude Jekyll and very well maintained, with swathes of pastel flowers, ripe fruit and veg. At the othe...  more »
  • August 19, 2017
    We visited the Abbey and ending up spending the whole day here by the time we had done the walk to the secluded beach, the gardens, the Abbey and of course the tea room for cream tea!! Lovely day stee...  more »
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  • Such a beautiful garden in a wonderful location. Spend the day there and relax in the garden or walk to the sea - and just be.
  • We came to take photographs of the bluebells. Well worth a visit.
  • Beautiful location that the team at Devon Catering enjoy providing wedding catering at.
  • A mixed pot: - the house is impressive and the inside is an opportunity to sneak a peek into its history. Not everything is accessible unfortunately. Beware of the odd opening times/days, check ahead before travelling. - the tea room is very nice and offers some very nice food, certainly worth a visit over lunch. - the walk to the beach was disappointing as were the summer house and gazebo that you can visit on the way to a pebble beach. - the gardens, located a little further inland from the abbey building is lovely and also worth a visit.
  • A beautiful place! It's nice to see a family lived in house. Very informative guides in each room and a really nice estate to explore! :)

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