Overbeck's, National Trust

Distance from the centre of Kingsbridge: 4.2 miles


A hidden paradise of subtropical gardens.

An exotic and fascinating hidden treasure perched high on the cliffs above Salcombe. Explore the banana garden, meander through the woodland, or relax beneath the palms. Walk along the coast path and soak up the spectacular panorama across miles of beautiful coastline and estuary.

Continue your journey of discovery into the Edwardian seaside home of eccentric scientist Otto Overbeck. See his amazing invention: the 'rejuvenator'; hear the polyphon, a giant Victorian music box; and discover the history of “Sharpitor” when it was a First World War convalescence hospital.

The perfect day out for families who enjoy exploring, or the keen gardener who wants to be inspired and excited.

We are always looking for new volunteers at Overbeck's - if you have some spare time and would like to be part of the team then let us know and we will show you around.


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