Golden Cap Association (West Dorset)

a local association of the National Trust

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 +====== Buckland Abbey through the rain ======
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 +It was a wet Wednesday in July 2015 when a coach full of members ventured into Devon passing through driving rain to do so. Fortunately for us most of the raining happened while we were inside the coach. ​ Buckland Abbey is well worth a visit. Packed to the rafters with history: after being dissolved as a monastery by King Henry VIII it became the home of Sir Francis Drake who made his fortune stealing from Spanish & Portuguese Ships. His fame took off when he beat the Spanish Armada off the Plymouth coast along with the occasional circumventing of the Globe. Oh, and they found an original Rembrandt there - although the artist misspelled his name when he ran out of room to fit the '​d'​ in!
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 +Part of the visit included a guided tour and the group was split into three so that everyone could hear what was being said. Some of our members have walking difficulties and this was taken into account with an accessible buggy to assist with getting around the estate.
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