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Ampleforth Abbey

Ampleforth YO62 4EY, England
+44 1439 766000
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Ranked #1 of 1 attractions in Ampleforth
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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Ampleforth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The tea rooms serve excellent food and the staff are very pleasant. There is also St Albans sport centre where you can use the gym and pool, best to use the centre before going to the tea room! The grounds of the Abbey are beautifully with plenty of walking available. Would recommend this highly for people of all ages.

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Great choice of food, both hot and cold, extensive drinks menu from Tea to home brewed Cider. Above all else we tried that afternoon the Afternoon Tea was just simply gorgeous. The order is minimum two persons but it filled us up totally and with such lovely sandwiches and cakes. Beautiful!!

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

I visited today for lunch. A delightful venue with lovely staff in the cafe/refectory. A fabulous ploughman's lunch on a wooden plate the size of a breadboard. Excellent ham, just like it used to be in childhood. Thick cut and with a real hammy taste, unlike the stuff normally served as an excuse for ham. A good pair of cheeses... More

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

I am so pleased you enjoyed your lunch in the tea room. I will pass on your lovely comments to our catering staff who will be thrilled. More

York, United Kingdom
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21 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We enjoyed an extremely pleasant walk of about 6 miles in the grounds of the Abbey using the free walk leaflet from the information centre. We also used the tea room which was excellent with a good choice of hot and cold food and drinks. Ampleforth is a lovely place to visit with ample safe parking and the views on... More

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your visit to the Abbey. You picked a good day to do the walk as it was glorious here yesterday. More

Cambridge UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Ampleforth is a monastery; but it is also a Catholic fee paying boarding school. It is set in the most wonderful rolling countryside abutting the North Yorkshire moors. And most of the time it is very welcoming to casual visitors.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

A really nice tea room, with home cooked food and desserts. Always good service, great food and great with kids. Quite reasonably priced and would recommend certainly after a local walk.

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

Happy to hear you enjoyed the tea room. Did you do the estate walk through the woodlands and around the lakes? Worth a visit next time. More

Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Gorgeous place. so peaceful and rural. You feel you are away from everything. Lots of wonderful villages to visit around.

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

Went for afternoon tea as heard it was delightful and was not disappointed, The Ampleforth Abbey afternoon tea was to die for. £19 for two persons it was a true treat with the mos delightful sandwiches, cakes and scones with fresh cream and jam. All home made and yummy. Will be back when have guests as the perfect way to... More

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

Thank you so much for the lovey feedback. The afternoon tea is delicious! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

An amazing abbey and monastery in the village of Ampleforth, about 40 minute drive from York. Lovely drive, beautiful scenery on the way. The peeling bells call Benedictine monks to prayer throughout the day - worth listening for. Many services are open to the public - wait til you hear the chanting! The tea room is a great place for... More

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

Thank you for the response to your visit. We are delighted you had a lovely time while you were here. The chanting is indeed something very special. More

Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

We were staying with friends near Helmsley in order to visit the Christmas Craft Fair at Duncombe Park. We had planned to have a light lunch there and progress to Hutton le Hole and Lastingham in the afternoon. However after a spur of the moment decision, we decided to investigate the Ampleforth Tea Shop and Visitor Centre instead. When we... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your visit. What a lucky spur of the moment decision! We hope you visit again soon. More

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