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Buckfast Abbey

Buckfastleigh, Plymouth TQ11 0EE, England
+44 1364 645500
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Ranked #7 of 118 attractions in Plymouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Beautiful tranquil place to visit. Nothing like what I would have imagined. Beautiful sights and gardens wonderful walks and spectacular monastery and church. It's totally free to enter. Highly recommend a visit

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Redditch, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

A beautiful, peaceful place to vist. This is a modern, living Abbey, don't expect ruins and cloisters. The stained glass in the quiet prayer room is incredible and humbling. The huge variety of lavenders smell divine and the gardens are lovely. Go on from the Abbey to visit South Devon steam railway, otter sanctuary, butterfly farm and rare breeds farm.... More

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Manchester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I have visited Buckfast Abbey several times. It never disappoints, however the restaurant although beautiful didn't have much choice of food, lots of cake though. I couldn't see anything gluten free either ! The main shop near the entrance always has sold Buckfast pottery which is unique and beautiful but they had nothing so a little disappointed ! That being... More

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Ilkeston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We loved Buckfast Abbey. It was an excellent place to visit for those with mobility problems - there is ample disabled parking next to the entrance and the slopes are gentle, with plenty of places to sit. There is the abbey itself to look around as well as some formal gardens. The cafeteria sells excellent home made meals and snacks,... More

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Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The best way to get to Buckfast Abbey is by car. It is half a mile away from the A38, between Plymouth and Exeter. Do not think you can get there easily by going on the South Devon steam train from Totnes to Buckfast. The walk is a good mile and a half one way. The car park is free... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I first visited Buckfast Abbey as a child and always try to visit if I'm in that area. First and foremost, it's set in a beautiful part of the country, on the edge of Dartmoor. It's a lovely building and so peaceful inside. One of the highlights of the Abbey for me is the huge stained glass window depicting Jesus.... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The place itself is beautiful, the surroundings are beautiful and inside the abbey it is peaceful and quiet. Of course it is not the fault of the Abbey that some children are fairly loud. This is definitely not a place for a family to visit. More for couples or coach parties. That said, there is no charge for entry and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Visited the Abbey thinking would spend an hour probably at most to wander around. Wrong! Although relatively busy the entire site is very peaceful and relaxing. The Abbey itself is lovely inside and plenty to look at. Tearoom was very good. Pricey but good quality and with the added ability to have your lunch outside overlooking the Abbey was nice.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We alway find a morning to visit here while in the area from Scotland. The exterior and interior of the abbey are beautiful and the gardens inside the grounds are kept lovely. We haven't used the cafe but the gift shop has some nice items and some goods which are hand made on various religious places throughout the world. Be... More

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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

First thing you need to know about Buckfast is, Free entry. So you're not losing anything apart from your time if you don't enjoy your visit. I doubt this will be the case though, especially if you visit on a sunny day, as we did. There is free car parking & this is one of those places where you can... More

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