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Acorn Class visits the former home of Sir Francis Drake - Buckland Abbey

We (Acorn class) journeyed to Buckland Abbey, the former home of Sir Francis Drake. Sir Francis is famous for his part in the defeat of the Spanish Armada and for being the first Englishman to circumnavigate the globe.

In the education centre, we dressed in replica clothes of the period of the first Queen Elizabeth and learnt how the Elizabethans would have formally greeted each other.

After lunch, we toured the main monastic buildings that had been converted into an impressive Tudor mansion. 

Our thanks to the two National Trust volunteers who looked after us on our visit.