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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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The Apple Pie

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
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York, United Kingdom
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York, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
56 helpful votes 56 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
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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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111 reviews 111 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Lovely tranquil place very friendly amazing afternoon tea we visited last year and have not yet found a cafe as good

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

Thank you for your wonderful review. We hope you are able to come back again soon. More 

Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Visited the abbey and tea room! Lovely warm sunny day so strolling around the grounds was so tranquil. The food in the tearoom is delicious and the staff very helpful!. Was nice to see the monks walking around the abbey and grounds! Will go again!

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

We area so happy you had a lovely visit and hope you get the chance to come back again. More 

Redditch, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We have visited Ampleforth many times and still marvel at the peace and serenity, despite the Abbey and College being home to nearly a thousand students, monks and staff.

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

Thank you so much for your lovely review. More 

Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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98 reviews 98 reviews
40 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

In the past our family have done retreat here in the annex but visitors can join the monks for services at many other times. The abbey itself has a fantastic calm atmosphere and there is a tea room which is worth a visit and a shop selling very tasteful religious artifacts. The abbey is a working school. The grounds are... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We are so pleased you had a lovely time here and delighted it is one of your favourite places on earth. More 

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