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Saltram (National Trust), Plymouth

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Historic Site Tourist Spot
Still a largely undiscovered treasure, and the result of centuries of sophistication and extravagance, Saltram is the perfect family day out: close to Plymouth and yet in a world of its own.

Home to the Parker family for nearly 300 years, the house with its original contents provides a fascinating insight into country-estate life throughout the centuries. Fine Robert Adam interiors and beautiful collections bring the 'age of elegance' to life at Saltram. Learn about some of the fascinating characters and family stories, including the correspondence between Frances, the first Countess, and Jane Austen.

Surrounding the house is a beautiful 20+ acre garden, in which there are many plants of interest year round as well as historic statuary, follies and an orangery. The garden has excellent accessibility all year round and the many pathways that weave through the myriad of plants, from stunning large trees to herbaceous borders, provide sights and smells to capture the imagination of all ages.
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  • We arrived at Saltram in time to get booked on a guided tour of the house which we were glad that we did. Zoe, our guide was lovely and very knowledgeable. It made a nice change to hear about the fami...  more »
  • This house is one of the best national trust properties I have been to. The Chinese silk wallpaper is so interesting and beautiful, and the story behind it is so fascinating to hear. The dining room w...  more »
  • Run by the National Trust of which we are visiting members so it was free to visit. The house is well presented and much like many other stately homes quite interesting though we did not know much abo...  more »
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  • We've been to Saltram several times over the years but this was the first time we have been around the gardens. Luckily the weather was perfect and we were blown away by the beauty and peace of the place. The gardens are also child friendly with space for games. I would have given five stars but the prices in the cafe and shop are so exclusive that I feel the NT has lost its way in encouraging ordinary working people to visit. This place is a gem, so close to a busy city but peaceful - just take your own picnic!
  • Handsome place. Beautiful garden, perfect for a good walk. The house is gorgeous and the staff is very friendly. Perfect for taking photos.
  • What can you say. One of the beautiful place in PLYMOUTH with great gardens and grounds. We have National trust membership so we used it as our extended garden. Such a nice atmosphere and lovely place. Never ever felt bored or tired. Fully natural and most pure oxygen you can get here. Good cycling tracks, lots of dog walkers with few annoying dogs. Great pond and restaurant service. Great walk and great great bird watching estuary. Most beautiful summer Time riots of colours. Oh boy since we left PLYMOUTH we die to go back to this place. Utterly Heavenly place. I wish such heaven were around London.
  • Nice place to take the kids, let them off the lead and go run. Easter egg hunts are brilliant
  • Nice place to walk around. Small play area for children 3+.