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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 delighted to answer any questions by phone +44(0)1237 441496 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 the beach, lunch and cream tea. (Average visit 2½ – 3 hours inc. gardens, grounds).  Guided tours of the gardens are available by prior request though most groups prefer to wander at will. 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.


There is a large flat area adjacent to the house; ample parking for coaches. Drop off by front door.

Special Requirements

Please state if you have any special requests.

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 medieval basement, exhibitions, museum, shop and 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. We do everything possible to help our less mobile visitors wherever we can.

School Parties etc.

We welcome school visits providing they are 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.

Gift Shop

We have a small gift shop in the museum selling a good selection of cards, books, mugs, kitchen coordinates etc and a Hartland Abbey range of gifts.


Most groups spend from 2 1/2- 3 1/2 hours at Hartland Abbey.  In order to make a longer day out, combine Hartland Abbey and its gardens and grounds with the beautiful and historic St. Nectan’s Church, ‘the Cathedral of North Devon’,  very close by (½ mile). Hartland Abbey has direct access to the South West Coastal Footpath, 1 mile away, so is a good starting point for walking groups to spend the day walking the spectacular coast, finishing up with a delicious cream tea! 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 20 people)

Adults/Senior Citizens



(over 20 people)

Guided tour Adults/SC


please enquire

(over 20 people)

Children 5-15


please enquire

* Tickets includes house, exhibitions, gardens, beach walk, grounds
** Tickets 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 homemade cream teas are provided by our Tea Room. Please notify in advance.

No prepayment necessary but it would be appreciated if the group leader could pay at the ticket office on arrival. Card payment or BACS preferred.

Opening Dates & Times for 2023 – Please see foot of page.

Special Opening pre season for Daffodil Day, Sunday 19th March 11 – 4 (reduced entry rates

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.

For all events see our Events page

Coach access is easy by following brown coach signs in Hartland village to avoid main street. (SAT NAV = EX39 6DT).Follow ‘Coaches’ signs for Hartland Abbey at road junction in the valley. Easy parking and access for coach visitors.

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

For pre-booking enquiries please complete our 2023 GROUP BOOKING FORM

If you prefer you can print off the form and post to:
The Administrator (Hartland Abbey), Four Winds Cottage, Natcott Lane, Hartland, Bideford, Devon, EX39 6DQ

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