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Buckfast Abbey

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Address: Buckfastleigh, Plymouth TQ11 0EE, England
Phone Number: +44 1364 645500
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Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Beautiful Place

A lot of care and attention has been taken in the restoration of this magnificent place. You can feel the serenity as you wander through the church and grounds. If you are lucky... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
Mandy C
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Tamworth, Australia
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Tamworth, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

A lot of care and attention has been taken in the restoration of this magnificent place. You can feel the serenity as you wander through the church and grounds. If you are lucky you may even see a monk about his duties. If you like churches and abbeys this is a must. mandy C.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Well worth stopping off to visit Buckfast Abbey. Beautiful Abbey and gardens. Souvenir shop if you need that last minute present. Abbey products shop is also well worth a visit to see what the monks produce and sell from abbeys all over Europe. Excellent restaurant and selection of food on offer at reasonable prices.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I wasn't sure what to expect from our visit as it was free entry and free parking but what a lovely place! There is an air of calm about it and it felt very restful. We took our 5 year old and she loved it. We wanted a cream tea so visited the restaurant first - great choice of drinks,... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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27 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

A very tranquil place to visit with an impressive abbey, pleasant gardens and a good restaurant. The Abbey itself has recently undergone a major clean and the results are very impressive. Even if not of the religious ilk it is worth a visit anyway – good for disabled visitors.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We hadn't been here for 26 years so it was lovely to return & we were very lucky to see the Rembrandt exhibition

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East Midlands, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Lovely gardens and peaceful surroundings. Grange restaurant serves home cooked food. Difficult to get a bowl of soup due to the layout - stuck in queues of old people wanting the roast dinner - perhaps counter layout could be improved or staff can serve those who want just a hot snack.

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Stoke-on-Trent
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20 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Disappointed as it was just the Abbey open on Good Friday... I know it was probably the wrong day to visit but thought the shops may have been open..... The last time I visited the scaffolding was up... so it was lovely to see the finished results... just beautiful. Such a peaceful place to visit...lovely setting.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I was really excited about going here as part of a coach trip , but was sadly disappointed when I arrived. I found that the abbey's renovations had made it look too modern and without the charm of an old building. The stained glass window was beautiful and the video was well worth listening to.

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Devon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

It was a beautifully sunny day when we visited which made walking in grounds even more of a pleasure. The large stained glass window is breathtaking. A lovely place to visit.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We visited over the Easter weekend and thought it was a delight. The grounds were well set out and the Abbey was very interesting. The restaurant serves very reasonably priced food which was of a high quality.

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