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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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Lovely & peaceful

Visited this charming place whilst on our wedding anniversary. If you want peace & tranquility Ampleforth abbey is the place to go. Huge grounds where you can go on walks, picnics... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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Crewkerne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Visited this charming place whilst on our wedding anniversary. If you want peace & tranquility Ampleforth abbey is the place to go. Huge grounds where you can go on walks, picnics etc. The monks are very friendly they also make their own cider so check that out! The restraunt offers wonderful food, the toasted wraps/ sandwiches are to die for.... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

What a wonderful cafe at Ampleforth Abbey. Friendly staff making one feel very much at home. A good selection of food and beverages. Well worth a visit!

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Son Antem, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Always love to call in here when we're in the area. Simon loves to see what, if anything, might have changed since he was at school here in the 70s. See if you can find the mice in the College chapel

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This was a fascinating visit, with everything good quality and most helpful staff. Lovely grounds and free parking

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Kirkby-in-Ashfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I would recommend a full day to get the best out of a visit to Ampleforth Abbey. There is a six mile walk in the grounds that is well worth the time and effort. With an onsite tea room there is ample opportunity to take refreshments before and after. The buildings are superb and the landscape and visit is beautiful.... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We decided to visit as the monks produce there own cider but was happy to discover a number of Mouseman pieces spread throughout the abbey. The tearoom was delightful and I enjoyed sitting on chairs that Robert Thompson had worked on himself

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Northallerton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Beautiful & tranquil site. Alas nothing in the cafe for vegans ...... Who do not indulge in the ritual of consuming god's creatures, it is an enforced fast for them on this visit

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Madison, Wisconsin
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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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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 

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