A house full of treasures, stories & intrigue. A secret garden to lose yourself in, plus a park that cyclists, walkers, & our four legged friends love.
The garden at Saltram is open and you’ll need to book tickets online or by calling 0344 249 1895 by 3pm the day before your visit. Members can book for free, while non-members will need to pay when booking. We'll be releasing tickets every Friday. Please note we’ll be turning people away who arrive and haven't booked to visit the garden. The shop and Park Café will both reopen from Monday 29 June. We're looking forward to welcoming you back.
Saltram Plympton, Plymouth, Devon, PL7 1UH
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Saltram Estate (CWS) Saltram Estate is located in the east of Plymouth adjacent to Plym Estuary. The 188.6 hectares site is owned and managed by the National Trust and is accessible to the public. This site offers a number of tracks through the woodland and along part of the Plym Estuary and an orchard. A variety of habitats are present including, woodland, grassland and saltmarsh.
The site is designated as a County Wildlife Site because of the presence of veteran trees, invertebrate interest and bats including lesser and greater horseshoe bats. For more information about Saltram Estate visit the National Trust website.
Countryside Mobility 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.
A Tramper can be hired from the National Trust shop to explore paths around the estate and the formal gardens.The main Tramper routes are mainly level with gentle slopes. Some optional routes can be bumpy and muddy in places. The routes will be explained to you when you hire the Tramper.
A hire fee of £2.50 per hour is charged. Car parking is £3.00 (check website for up to date figure). Entrance fee applies only to formal gardens but not exploring the Estate by Tramper.
Wikipedia Saltram House is a grade I listed George II era mansion house located in the parish of Plympton, near Plymouth in Devon, England. It was deemed by the architectural critic Pevsner to be "the most impressive country house in Devon". The house was designed by the architect Robert Adam, who altered and greatly expanded the original Tudor house on two occasions. The drawing room is considered one of Adam's finest interiors. Saltram is one of Britain's best preserved examples of an early Georgian house and retains much of its original decor, plasterwork and furnishings. It contains the Parker family's large collection of paintings, including several by Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792), born and educated at Plympton and a friend of the Parker family.
The present building was commenced by John Parker (1703–1768) of nearby Boringdon Hall, Plympton, and of Court House North Molton, both in Devon, together with his wife Catherine Poulett (1706-1758), a daughter of John Poulett, 1st Earl Poulett. It was completed by his son John Parker, 1st Baron Boringdon (1735-1788), whose son was John Parker, 1st Earl of Morley (1772-1840). The Parker family had risen to prominence in the mid-16th century as the bailiff of the manor of North Molton, Devon, under Baron Zouche of Haryngworth.
In 1957 Saltram House was donated by the Parker family to the National Trust in lieu of death duties, and is open to the public.
Saltram House was used as one of several local settings for the 1995 film Sense and Sensibility.