We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Buckfast Abbey

Buckfastleigh, Plymouth TQ11 0EE, England
+44 1364 645500
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #10 of 119 Attractions in Plymouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites
65 visitor photos
Write a Review

309 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    168
    100
    23
    11
    7
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Any
English first
portland uk
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Whilst spending a few days in Devon we visited Buckfast Abbey. The weather was kind as this Abbey would not be enjoyable in poor or bad conditions. The whole place was well laid out and wheelchair friendly. There are toilets, cafe and various shops, unfortunately we could not see anything actually made by the residential monks. The visit was well... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
London
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

We stopped off here as a halfway break. The building and grounds are amazing. The sensory garden in particular is worth a visit. The prices of the refreshments on offer, reflect the fact that they have a captive audience .....

Was this review helpful? Yes
Gillingham, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
27 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

After visiting Devon for over 20 years, finally spent time at Buckfast Abbey and it was a joy. So clean, well maintained, friendly, charming and tranquil. A place to return. Free to visitors, car parking free and the visitors shop was ver reasonably priced with local produce and gifts. The restaurant was pleasant and not too expensive. Disabled and buggy... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Honiton, United Kingdom
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We went for a day trip. We had not visited the Abbey for many years although we live locally. Things have changed quite a bit, but it still retains its charm and tranquillity. There is no charge to go into either the abbey or its grounds. Everything is spotlessly clean throughout. Be sure to visit the Medieval banqueting hall, we... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Farnham, United Kingdom
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Buckfast Abbey is a world of its own. On arriving, the beautiful Abbey stands centre stage to the whole site. Entry is free (donations quietly welcome). It is a living breathing Abbey, not a ruin, and inhabited by Catholic monks who re-built the abbey on the foundations of the Abbey that was originally built in 1018. The Abbey Church is... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wanganui, New Zealand
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
52 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Just off the main road, the gift shop and abbey were great, as was the "commotion lotion" that our guide called it. They called it tonic, but they will know what you are talking about. It is just behind the counter. We were invited to go through the abbey and it is worth the visit

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chester, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

the abbey is lovely. the guides dont bother you but say hello and are there if you want to know anything. the gardens are lovely. shop loos everything clean. ample parking. a lovely place to stop and catch your breath for a while.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dewsbury, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

this abby is set in its own grounds there is a rectory café restraunt which serves delicious food and drinks but is a bit pricey there is also a shop where you can buy gifts and the buckfast wine which is strong also honey yummy the abby is very quiet and big nice

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Well worth a visit of this ancient & beautiful buildings & grounds with plenty to see & walk around & if you want too eat & drink. Stewart

Was this review helpful? Yes
England
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Buckfast Abbey itself is beautiful with fabulous stained glass windows and a feeling of calm and serenity. The gardens are well laid out with interesting sculptures. There is no entry charge but there are shops and a cafe where you can support the abbey. There are also services during the day which you can join in if you wish.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Buckfast Abbey also viewed

 

Been to Buckfast Abbey? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Buckfast Abbey, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing