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Tuesday 10th October  

Tavistock and Buckland Abbey

Tavistock is an ancient Stannery town which once produced copper.  It sits on the river Tavy.  It has a charming country atmosphere and a large pannier market.  It’s most famous son is Sir Francis Drake who was born just south of Tavistock.  There are numerous places to eat and plenty of interesting shops.

Buckland Abbey is famous for the seafarers Grenville and Sir Francis Drake.  Drake lived at Buckland for 15 years.  The Abbey is part museum part house. Things of particular interest are the great Barn and Drakes Drum.  Buckland sits in the river Tavy valley and there are some beautiful walks through the tranquil gardens and woodlands.

Price:-   Members of the Friends £13.50; non-members £15.50.

Entry to Buckland Abbey for non-members of the National Trust will be £11.00.

There will be 2 pick up points, Brixham at 8:15am, Churston Library at 8.30am. Departure from Buckland Abbey will be at 4:30pm.

As always Churston Library would appreciate it if people arriving by car would not use the library car park as this is for library users only.The Staff thank you in advance for your co-operation.

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