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Hartland Abbey extends a warm welcome to coach groups, special interest clubs and societies and offers discounted rates.

We would be pleased to answer your question by phone +44(0)1237 441496/441234, Email or by filling in the enquiry form – LINK

Guided Tours

Guided tours of the house are available by prior request and take approximately 45 minutes- 1hr.  Allow extra time for the gardens, woodland walk to beach, lunch and cream tea. (Average visit 2½ – 3 hours inc. gardens, grounds).  If you are a special interest group please tell us so that we can arrange a tour with either Sir Hugh or Lady Stucley, or a guide with specific knowledge. For tours with Sir Hugh or Lady Stucley there will be an extra charge; please enquire.


Large flat area adjacent to the house; ample parking for coaches.

Special Requirements

Please state if you have any

Disabled Visitors

Hartland Abbey is an old house. Consequently access to the main reception rooms and bedrooms is very difficult for wheelchairs. Less able visitors will be able to view most of the main reception rooms; there are chairs to rest on.  The mediaeval basement, exhibitions, museum and shop, tea room etc are accessible to wheelchairs but regrettably not mobility scooters.  Entry to the house is up wide steps making it unsuitable for a wheelchair ramp. Disabled persons WC.

School Parties etc.

These must be properly supervised as many items in the Abbey are easily breakable


Dogs are welcome in the grounds on leads; Guide Dogs only in the house.

Light Lunches and Cream Teas

Light lunches and cream teas in the Old Kitchen Tea Rooms.   We would be very grateful if you could book in advance if possible. Tel. 01237 440044 to book your lunches or teas.

Most groups spend from 2 1/2- 3 1/2 hours at Hartland Abbey In order to make a full day out, combine Hartland Abbey and its gardens and grounds with Hartland village with its wonderful pottery, furniture makers, artists and craft shops.  The beautiful and historic St. Nectan’s Church (‘the Cathedral of North Devon’) is very close (½ mile). Hartland Quay, renowned for its spectacular cliff scenery and rocky beach, the scene of many past shipwrecks, is 1 mile away.  The Shipwreck Museum at Hartland Quay is fascinating and well worth a visit too (Tel:01237441218) or  

There are many other attractions within easy reach; we would be delighted to help with suggestions.  World renowned Clovelly is only 5 miles away.


Hartland Abbey is easily accessible from M5 Junction 27 and is only 1 mile from stunning Hartland Quay and 5 miles W. of Clovelly, off the A39. Sat Nav Ref = EX39 6DT

Group Rates

Group Rates

House, Gardens, Grounds & Exhibitions *

Gardens, Grounds, Exhibitions **

(over 16)

Adults/Senior Citizens



(over 16)

Guided tour

     add 50p per person

add 50p per person

Children 9-15



* Includes house, exhibitions, gardens, beach walk, grounds
** Includes gardens, Beach walk, grounds, exhibitions

Free entrance, tea or coffee for Coach Drivers and Group Leaders.

For larger groups we are able to open at other dates and times; we may also offer a larger discount, please enquire.  Delicious light lunches and home made cream teas are provided by our caterers . Please notify in advance.

No prepayment necessary but it would be appreciated if the group leader could collect the entry money in advance and present it to the ticket office on arrival.

Card payment or BACS preferred.

We look forward to welcoming your group.

Opening Dates & Times for 2022 – please see foot of page.

 House, Gardens, Grounds, Beach walk,   Exhibitions &   Tea Rooms

Special Opening pre season for Daffodil Day, Sunday 20th March 11 – 4 (reduced entry rates)
All opening dates and times at foot of page

The Abbey can be opened at other times and dates for groups of over 20 people if required. House opens at 2pm or earlier by prior arrangement (or to suit group schedule). 

Annual Exhibitions: ‘William Stukeley – Saviour of Stonehenge’, ‘History of the Hartland Abbey Estate’, ‘Filming on the Hartland Abbey Estate since 1934’ and displays on ‘A Victorian Honeymoon’ and ‘Falconry by The Hon. Gerald Lascelles’ and many other interesting displays.

Further events will be posted on the website –LINK

Coach access is easy by following brown coach signs in Hartland village to avoid main street. (SAT NAV = EX39 6DT)

Follow coach parking signs for Hartland Abbey at road junction in the valley.

Easy parking/access for discharging disabled visitors.

Alternatively ring the Administrator for detailed map +44(0)1237  441496 or 441234

Coach & Tour Operators: please enquire for rates

We have some useful guides and leaflets about the Abbey and local walks available

For pre-booking enquiries please complete a form at this LINK

Please complete this booking form (or download a printable version)

If you prefer you can print off the form and post to:
The Administrator. Hartland Abbey. Hartland, Bideford,Devon, EX39 6DT

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