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Ampleforth Abbey

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Address: Ampleforth YO62 4EY, England
Phone Number: +44 1439 766000
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Description: Whether you are looking for a tour of the Abbey, beautiful walks or simply...
Whether you are looking for a tour of the Abbey, beautiful walks or simply time to reflect, you are assured of a warm welcome. Visitors are invited to spend the day at Ampleforth and enjoy the facilities that we offer including a tea room with a fantastic selection of food and beverages, the Abbey gift shop which stocks everything from keyrings to our own cider and our state-of-the-art Visitor centre, providing a comprehensive insight into the history of Ampleforth. Admission to the Abbey and Grounds is free but we do welcome donations to support the work of the Abbey and the Benedictine Community.
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Fabulous day out

Visited here with a large party from our U3A. We started with a tour of the apple orchards and brewery and the man who took us round had an amazing knowledge. This was followed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Kath2648
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Tyne and Wear
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103 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Tyne and Wear
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Visited here with a large party from our U3A. We started with a tour of the apple orchards and brewery and the man who took us round had an amazing knowledge. This was followed by a lovely lunch of home made soup sandwiches and apple cake which was all delicious. We had free time after that to look around the... More 

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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 NEW via mobile

I'll make this clear,I am not religious at all. In fact I am a total atheist. Yet the quiet, studious and friendly nature of this working Abbey struck a deep chord with me and my wife. We were left to walk around the abbey in peace. We could see the modern built Abbey church in all its sharp edged glory... More 

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AmpleforthAbbey, Communications at Ampleforth Abbey, responded to this review

Anthony, What a wonderfully sincere review - thank you so much for visiting and for taking the time to share your experience. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit. More 

west yorkshire
Top Contributor
128 reviews 128 reviews
57 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

What a treasure this Abby and surroundings are,it's so peaceful and as stunning view's. The tea room is nice and clean and the apple cake is delicious.There's plenty to read up on in the visitor's centre and the staff were helpful.Inside the Abby it,s so tranquil even with the organist playing,shame there wasn,t a service.Well stocked shop with some lovley... More 

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AmpleforthAbbey, Communications at Ampleforth Abbey, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review - we are glad you were able to enjoy the peace and tranquillity here at Ampleforth. More 

newtown powys
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

I was totally imersed to the abbey and its surroundings. Would have liked to have been present when a service was taking place however it was not to be.

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AmpleforthAbbey, Communications at Ampleforth Abbey, responded to this review

We are very pleased that you enjoyed your visit and hope that you will return one day to experience one of our services, the times of which can be found on our website: http://www.visitors.ampleforth.org.uk/abbey-church-1 More 

York, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Lovely Tea Room with fabulous selection of homemade cakes, sandwiches in a most wonderful setting, just step outside to sample the stunning views down the valley and when turning around the fantastic Ampleforth Abbey The Apples are all grown in the Abbey orchards and you can purchase the superb Cider and Ampleforth Beer

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York, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
15 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Walked then beautiful grounds with magnificent views of the distant countryside. Visited the tea room for a delicious snack, friendly service and reasonable prices. Rexommend.

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AmpleforthAbbey, Communications Coordinator at Ampleforth Abbey, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your comments - we are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit. More 

Halifax, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

After a recent visit to North Yorkshire we came upon Ampleforth Abbey and were really glad we did. It is a Wonderful experience walking round the extensive grounds and seeing inside the Abbey with it's mouseman furniture. The Monks were very helpful and it is free to look around they make lovely cider from the Apples they grow themselves. I... More 

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AmpleforthAbbey, Communications at Ampleforth Abbey, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to post your comments - we are really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We shall look forward to welcoming you and your sister on your next trip to North Yorkshire! Perhaps you would like to have a tour of our orchard and sample the produce; for our forthcoming tour... More 

Hornsea, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I have been on various trips around the Abbey and orchards. The mouseman tour is amaizing and I hope to take a couple of friends later this year. The trips around the orchards were very informative and it was not only great to see the end products but even better to be able to taste it with lovely food afterwards.Everyone... More 

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AmpleforthAbbey, Marketing at Ampleforth Abbey, responded to this review

We are so pleased you enjoyed your orchard tour. It makes everything worthwhile. We hope you manage to make it back for the Mouseman tour. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

The Abbey is peaceful and tranquil. The monks were most welcoming and to go to mass there is a real treat. The tea rooms are invitng and the food delicious - sitting at Mouseman tables was great fun for the children who found the mice carved into the furniture. There is a small but interesting visitors centre and a lovely... More 

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AmpleforthAbbey, Marketing at Ampleforth Abbey, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your visit to Ampleforth Abbey. We are so pleased you had a lovely visit. More 

Kuwait City, Kuwait
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117 reviews 117 reviews
21 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

From the grounds to the tea room to the library to the sanctuary to the classroom, Ampleforth is fabulous. Who wouldn't want to send their children into this environment for an education by Benedictine monks? Fabulous experience, even for a day visitor.

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AmpleforthAbbey, Marketing Officer at Ampleforth Abbey, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments. It is indeed a very special place and we are delighted you had a wonderful experience here. More 

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