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National Trust Parke Estate

Dartmoor National Park, Parke, Bovey Tracey TQ13 9JQ

Walled garden

The unusually shaped walled garden is looked after by our staff and volunteers in partnership with members of the Bovey Tracey Climate Action group.

We now produce a wide range of fruit and vegetables. Read about the secret garden.


The orchard was planted up in the winter of 1999/2000 with 150 apple trees. A few of these have been replaced with damson trees, so we now have a mixed orchard.

In October 2014 about 6 tons of apples were picked and pressed into delicious apple juice and also made into cider.

The river

The River Bovey starts its journey on the moor above North Bovey 8 miles north-west of Parke. It continues on through Parke, into Bovey Tracey and eventually joins the River Teign.

Home Farm Cafe

We are open every day 10.00am to 5.00pm (10.00am to 4.00pm during the winter months). Lunch is served midday to 3.00pm, with drinks, cakes and scones continuing until close.

Torquay Museum, 

Open 6 days a week. Exhibitions include –

Explorers & Ancient Egypt

Follow the incredible journeys made by Torquay's famous explorers, from the frozen wastes of the Antarctic to the depths of the Brazilian rainforest- and come face-to-face with wonderful artefacts from ancient Egypt, including Devon's only Mummy.

Agatha Christie Gallery

Trace the eventful life of the best-selling author of all time in this recently re-developed and improved gallery dedicated solely to Agatha Christie – her life, her novels and her plays.

The Old Devon Farmhouse

Travel back in time as you enter the Old Devon Farmhouse, a life size reconstruction of an 1860 Devon farmhouse (known as a Barton) complete with sounds and smells.


Shopping Centre with Mall and all the high street names in walking distance, with contemporary coffee shops and cosy old fashioned tea rooms.

Exeter Cathedral in the city centre opens daily with a café serving homemade produce and gift shop.

Exeter Quay for picturesque canal walk stretching miles, dotted with cafes and pubs.

Powderham Castle, near Exeter, Devon.

Has up and coming events in 2018 such as ‘Music from the Castle’ in March and the Classic Car Show in July.

Princess Theatre, Torquay.

Abba Mania 19 January

It is just over 40 years since ABBA won Eurovision and now it’s your chance to thank ABBA for the music!

ABBA Mania is now accepted as the world’s number one touring ABBA tribute production.

Featuring a special concert presentation, which celebrates the music of ABBA in a respectful and enjoyable way, reviving special memories of when ABBA ruled the airwaves

Brendon Cole Thursday 1 February

Strictly Come Dancing’s Brendan Cole takes to the stage to wow audiences with his latest spectacular production, All Night Long.

Brendan is joined by his sensational cast of guest dancers, his captivating leading lady and superbly talented 14-piece band and singers, to whip up an extravagant mix of Latin fever and ballroom charm. From tantalising Tango to fiery Paso Doble, elegant Foxtrot to breath-taking Waltz - and with a few surprises in store - this is no ordinary dance show.

Johnny Cash Roadshow Sunday 4 March

Welcome the Johnny Cash Roadshow, a show not to be missed by avid fans or the casual listener. This year prepare for a musical adventure unrivalled by any other that truly celebrates the career of a music legend, Johnny Cash.