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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! Makes me (almost) want to send kids to school again!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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110 reviews 110 reviews
21 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
8 helpful votes 8 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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90 reviews 90 reviews
36 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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 

South yorkshire
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Whenever we are in the area we put The Tearooms at Ampleforth on our list. We are never disappointed: the food is delicious and the staff are smiling and welcoming. This will be our 4th Christmas Lunch here. Can't wait.

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

Thank you so much for your lovely review. Four Christmas lunches must be a record! Hope you enjoy your lunch. More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

A place of peace and tranquility. A working Benedictine Monestry set in beautiful countryside about 26 miles outside York. Highly recommend the Abbey Tea Room. Their cream tea for two was delicious and great value at £20.

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I agree about how delicious the afternoon tea is. Hope you managed to finish it! More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014 via mobile

We had a family trip to Ampleforth Abbey this morning and had a fantastic time! Fr Kentigan who was running the visitors centre was friendly, knowledgeable and set the children off on a challenge that made them feel very welcome and at ease. The visitors centre is small but there is lots of information presented in an interesting way with... More 

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

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are delighted you and your family had a great day at the Abbey. As you mentioned we have to get the balance right between our Community and our visitors and are working hard to increase what we can offer our valued visitors. We hope the children slept well after all the... More 

Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Visited the tea room with the sole intention of treating ourselves to afternoon tea. Had to move to a larger table as we were told that a table for two wouldn't accommodate all that we were being served. How true! A smiling waitress took our order and brought the drinks almost immediately. When the food arrived the quality was superb.... More 

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

Thank you for your review. I am sorry the fire alarm disrupted your meal. I can confirm it has now been fixed! I love how you had to move to a larger table, the afternoon tea is certainly a feast. More 

Yorkshire, England
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178 reviews 178 reviews
38 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Visited on a lovely sunny day.Incredible that there is no admission charge. We wandered through the beautiful grounds and visited the abbey. What a lovely place and such friendly staff.Had a great Cappucino and cake in the very popular tea room. Thoroughly recommend a day out here in God's own county.

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

Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your visit. Come back again today as it's beautiful and sunny and the leaves are a lovely golden colour. More 

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