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Ampleforth Abbey

Ampleforth YO62 4EY, England
+44 1439 766000
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Ranked #1 of 1 attractions in Ampleforth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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York
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102 reviews 102 reviews
8 attraction reviews
216 helpful votes 216 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Came here with friends as a birthday treat. Although we have lived in the area for years, we have never visited before, but most definitely will be back. The abbey and surrounding area is absolutely stunning. The abbey, itself, is very plain, but has an aura of such spirituality and calm, that brings peace to all. This is one of... More

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

Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. It sounds as though you had a real treat for your birthday. More

Thame, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Myself and a few cycling friends visited the Abbey after we finished a bike race which ended in the college grounds. The cream tea gets 5 stars; generous portion of cream! And the tea is, of course, Yorkshire tea. Service was very good. Very pleasant and beautiful setting. Highly recommend.

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AmpleforthAbbey, Marketing at Ampleforth Abbey, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely feedback. I hope it was Sunday you were here and managed to get the sunshine instead of the rain on Saturday! More

London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

A stunning and immaculately maintained property. Grounds are a wonderful place to stroll in total peace and quiet The Abbey Church, and the buildings in general, are not dark but rather light and bright. A must visit if you are in the area. Don't miss the Shop and Tea room !

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

Thank you for your lovely feedback. It is definitely the place to come if you want some peace and quite from the stresses of life. More

birmingham england
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154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Arrived in the early evening to hear Monteverdi's Vespers in the Church as part of the Ryedale Festival. It was my first visit and I found the grounds of the Abbey and the views breathtakingly green and tranquil. We enjoyed a preconcert glass of wine on the terrace and from our seats in the Church gallery lost ourselves in the... More

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

We are so pleased you had a lovely evening. The concert was absolutely wonderful and you are right about the acoustics! More

Towcester
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6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Went over on a Sunday morning having not been for years. The place has changed somewhat as it now caters for visitors much more. The Shop, Visitir Centre and Abbey are well-worth a visit. Try some of their produce!

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

Dear jorgan47. Thank you for your feedback. We have always welcomed visitors but you are right about the visitor centre. It opened two years ago as our visitors wanted to know more about how the Abbey and Monastery worked. More

St Ives, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Not to be confused with the famous school. Didn't realise the Abbey was open to the pubic, but it is. Really interesting visitors centre, explaining how the Abbey came to be founded. Wonderful shop and tea room,the staff and the Monks were very helpful. The Abbey itself is very peaceful.

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

We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit and found time to have a look in our lovely visitor centre. Fr Kentigern does a great job of looking after our visitors. More

Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Great place to come to your senses in the tranquility of a Catholic Monastry. You can participate in all the services, great concerts and opportunity for retreats. Tea room to be recommended. Bookshop with great selection.

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AmpleforthAbbey, Public Relations Manager at Ampleforth Abbey, responded to this review

Dear Jutta. Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we really appreciate our visitors letting others know it's a great place to visit. More

Key West, Florida
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28 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

An odd title, but - the Tea Room doesn't show up on TripAdvisor as a restaurant in the Ampleforth area. You won't want to miss it! Yesterday I had Stilton & Broccoli soup with brown bread. If course, it goes without saying that Stilton on ANYTHING is fantastic. That said, the soup was rich but still very "green" and healthy!... More

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

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. I must admit the brocolli and stilton soup is a favourite of mine, it's so creamy and delicious. I will let the Tea Room know your feedback and am sure they will be delighted. More

Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Having stayed at Ampleforth many times (at different times of the year), I have always been 'welcomed as Christ' as stated in the rule of St. Benedict. Having attended retreats led by the monks, I can highly recommend, but equally if you want to come for a private retreat that is not a problem. In the Winter months I have... More

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

We are delighted you have such a lovely time everytime you visit. The apple cake is indeed a special treat! More

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We stopped at Ampleforth Abbey on the way home from a holiday and were pleased we did. We walked the grounds with our two daughters and our dog. It was so peaceful and then visited the tea room garden, which is lovely. Plenty of places to sit and take in the scenery and silence.

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

We are glad you popped in and took the time to enjoy our facilities. It is definitely a special place to come and relax and enjoy the peace and quiet. More

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