National Trust Places

Local Noational Trust Gardens & Houses

Enjoy the green space and fresh air in our area of national beauty

Our National Trust Places to visit are full of Historic Interest and Natural Beauty and Dartmouth is surrounding by serene and picturesque areas to escape to.

National Trust Green Way in Plympton


Former home of Agatha Christie, this mansion house is located close to the water and is now owned and managed by the National Trust. Members can visit for free, while anyone else can visit for a fee to see the location where Christie set several of her novels.

National Trust Coleton Fishacre Dartmouth

Coleton Fishacre

For fans of all things Art Deco, Coleton Fishacre likely needs no introduction. Set against the backdrop of a beautiful sub-tropical garden, this house gives a glimpse into what life would have been like in the early to mid-twentieth century

National Trust Overbecks Garden in Salcombe


Tucked away on the cliffs above Salcombe is this hidden paradise: a subtropical garden, bursting with colour, filled with exotic and rare plants and surprises round every corner, which surrounds the seaside home of scientist and inventor Otto Overbeck. The views from the garden over the estuary and coast are truly breathtaking.

National Trust Compton Castle near Paignton

Compton Castle​

A rare survivor, this medieval fortress with high curtain walls, towers and a portcullis, is set in a landscape of rolling hills and orchards. Compton Castle is a bewitching mixture of romance and history. It has been home to the Gilbert family for nearly 600 years, including Sir Humphrey Gilbert – half-brother to Sir Walter Raleigh.

You can wander round this charming small castle’s gardens, great hall and sub solar, and peer into the Chapel and medieval kitchen.

National Trust Saltram in Plymouth


Saltram overlooks the River Plym and is set in a rolling landscape park that provides precious green space on the outskirts of Plymouth. Strolling along the riverside or through the woodland, you can almost forget that the city lies so close.

National Trust Buckfast Abbey in Buckfastleigh

Buckland Abbey

When you visit Buckland, you follow over 700 years of footsteps; from the Cistercians who built the Abbey and farmed the estate, to seafarers Grenville and Drake who changed the shape of the house and the fate of the country.

The Abbey is part museum, part house, and filled with treasures. There’s no mistaking the magnificence of the Great Barn, which has remained virtually unchanged since it was built all those centuries ago.