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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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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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24 reviews 24 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Nice location and great for a Sunday out. Gardens are well kept, the Abbey is fantastic. there are a couple of shops onsite selling the usual things. restaurant is clean

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Driffield, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Definitely a trip worth the effort, beautiful building and history, well groomed gardens and well versed guides to ask any questions. Really good cafe for lunch with good food, moderately priced. No admission charged and gifts to please everyone in a really well stocked shop.

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Benfleet, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

What a beautiful Abbey its really worth taking time to visit even if your not religious. The Abbey has some wonderful stained glass windows and the gardens are very pieceful to look around.

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Braughing, Ware United Kingdom
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103 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Buckfast Abbey forms part of an active Benedictine monastery at Buckfast, near Buckfastleigh, Devon, England. Buckfast has been home to an abbey since 1018. The first Benedictine abbey was followed by a Savignac (later Cistercian) abbey constructed on the site of the current abbey in 1134. The monastery was surrendered for dissolution in 1539, with the monastic buildings stripped and... More

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
21 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Great free parking ,no entrance fee very clean facilities ,good restaurant resalable prices attractive gardens ,very knowledgeable guide well worth a visit and its all Free!!!!!!

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