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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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Tuesday afternoon tour

We took the Tuesday afternoon tour of the Abbey given by a brother. It was a very short tour (45 minutes) of the brothers' dining hall and the church. I would have been... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
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Madison, Wisconsin
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190 reviews
43 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We took the Tuesday afternoon tour of the Abbey given by a brother. It was a very short tour (45 minutes) of the brothers' dining hall and the church. I would have been interested to hear more of the history of the Abbey, the lifestyle of the brothers, and the way the Abbey supports itself. Having been exposed to other... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We were glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit but sorry that you did not learn as much as you would have liked. We do have a Visitor Centre where you can learn more about the Ampleforth Community; perhaps you missed this on your visit. Do feel free to... More 

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33 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Abbey and college are wonferful place of north England To learn English And feel deep emotions in The nature And historical experience

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

Thank you for your review. We are pleased to welcome several language schools to Ampleforth in the summer months when the school is not in session, and it is lovely to hear that you have enjoyed your experience. More 

Castlebar, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

A lovely spiritual experience, went to Mass there in Jund 2015 and it was very reverent, the grounds are truly magestic i would love to return.John and Mary Ireland.

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

Thank you John and Mary for sharing your experience of Ampleforth in this lovely review. More 

halifax
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18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Not quite what I expected from the leaflet , but still glad we went . It's free which is unusual nowadays just donations for the up keep .plenty of car parking. Absolutely huge impressive buildings with history that goes back to (I think 1700 s) with grounds that go on for ever and views to match . The monastery was... More 

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

We were so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit and that you sampled some of the delicious food in the Tea Room. Hopefully on your next visit you will be able to see the Abbey and grounds on a sunny day as the views really are stunning! More 

Harrogate, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Having negotiated the narrow curving descent (to be avoided if there is any ice about) we came in to this wonderful spacious park, in which is situated this lovely Abbey and school. Ample parking and level access via a ramp leads to the cafe Abbey and shop)to the buildings, and we first called into the Visitor Centre which is full... More 

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

Thank you very much for your review - it means a lot to us to know that our visitors enjoy spending time here at Ampleforth. We were pleased also to hear that you managed a trip to the Visitor Centre - which celebrates its fourth anniversary this month! More 

York
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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This is not a place to "take in" for a flying visit on your check list. This is a place of peace and order, once you park the car or leave the bus, you are in a different world. The Benedictine monks have been here since 1802, living, working and praying in this valley of 2000 acres set in the... More 

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

Thank you Barbara for your wonderful and detailed review. It is lovely to hear that you find Ampleforth to be such a calm place. We shall look forward to welcoming you again soon. More 

Standish
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We called in late afternoon after a day visiting ruined abbeys in North Yorkshire.A perfect end to the day.We attended Saturday Vespers and were made extremely welcome by the monks and encouraged to take part in the service. We had last visited Ampleforth many years ago on the day Cardinal Hulme was chosen to move to Westminster and already have... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of Ampleforth. We were pleased to welcome you to join in the service and glad that you enjoyed your time with us. We hope to welcome you again in future should you be passing by. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

how special to spend a week at Ampleforth Abbey in such a serene atmosphere and an opportunity to reflect on ones life as well as meet other interesting people at breakfast , lunch and dinner. Coming from Australia, yes quite a journey, but one well worth taking from many points of view. To be welcomed by the monks, some indeed... More 

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

Thank you so much Teresa for your wonderful review. We were delighted to host you and are pleased that you enjoyed your stay here at Ampleforth. We hope that your time here will stay with you and that if you are ever back in the UK again that you would call in to see us and spend a little time... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Ampleforth Abbey was a lovely place to visit one afternoon on our week's holiday. There is a small visitors' centre to look round. We walked about the grounds but we did not go into the Abbey as there were things going on. The cafe was decent. It could be more interesting, but it's a working Monastery (not 'just old monk... More 

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

Thank you so much for your review - it is great to hear that you were able to enjoy our beautiful surroundings, though it a shame that you were unable to visit the Abbey Church - guests are welcome to join us for services throughout the day though and service times are available on our Visitors Website. More 

UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Beautiful grounds and a lovely walk through them to woodland dogs are welcome. Excellent cafe to have a sandwich and the delicious Ampleforth apple cake.

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AmpleforthAbbey, Communications at Ampleforth Abbey, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments - we are so pleased to be able to share our fantastic surroundings. More 

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Address: Ampleforth YO62 4EY, England
Phone Number: +44 1439 766000
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