Hartland Abbey

Discover the stunning gardens of Hartland Abbey, an enchanting 12th-century ancestral home nestled in North Devon's breath-taking landscape.

Hartland Abbey

Hartland Abbey is a 12th-century former monastery turned manor house located in Hartland, Stoke, Bideford in North Devon, England

The house is historically significant for its association with the powerful Stucley family and with the local religion, mysticism and witchcraft that originated in Devon and Cornwall

Visitors can explore the former abbey, which includes surviving Romanesque architecture, along with an ancient gatehouse and 13th-century chapel

A tour of the house provides fascinating insights into what life was like on a large country estate, including a wine cellar and traditional kitchen

The grounds also offer insight into the history of Hartland Abbey; visitors can enjoy tranquil walks and explore historic gardens, orchards and woodland

Alongside the manor house, a wider range of attractions can be found on the estate, such as an infantry museum, craft shop and café


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Elegant 1790s mansion with decor from medieval to Victorian eras, plus gardens leading to the sea.

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Address: Hartland, Stoke, Bideford EX39 6DT, UK

Amanda Kirkman avatarAmanda Kirkman
2 months ago
Spent nearly all day on the grounds despite the heat, walked up to the beach, around the walled gardens which are fabulous. Stopped for homemade cake and coffee at the café. Didn't go in the Abbey as we have a dog but did go into the little exhibition one by one downstairs, who knew how many movies made use of the grounds and buildings.
Adelin Hare avatarAdelin Hare
a month ago
Beautiful place to visit. Walked the mile to the coast, with stunning views along the way. Been twice in the same week. Tea room has lovely scones.
Mark Boughen avatarMark Boughen
2 months ago
Lovely visit in August 23. Only paid for the gardens as we had our dog with us. The tearoom is an absolute delight with a superb choice of cakes and savouries. We loved the exhibition highlighting all the movies and TV programs that have been filmed on and around the estate. The walk down to the beach is a definite must do. The cliffs are spectacular with their amazing geological twists and turns. Would love to come back and spend some time in Blackpool Mill cottage which can be rented out.
Craig Y avatarCraig Y
a month ago
Really enjoyed visiting here. Lovely house and gardens and you can walk down to the beach as well. Would recommend going here if you are in the area
Chris Browne avatarChris Browne
3 months ago
We had a wonderful time exploring Harland Abbey. The family particularly were keen to see the filming locations, but fun was had by all learning about the family history, viewing the gardens and grounds, topped off by wonderful coffee and cake in the tea rooms. Lots to do despite the rain!
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