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Buckfast Abbey

Address: Buckfastleigh, Plymouth TQ11 0EE, England
Phone Number: +44 1364 645500
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Ranked #8 of 268 things to do in Plymouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic sites, Religious sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic sites, Religious sites, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Plymouth
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109 reviews 109 reviews
38 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

The wife and I spent last Saturday afternoon strolling around the grounds and the Abbey. Whilst not religious I did feel very at peace and really enjoyed both the atmosphere of the Abbey and the beauty of the Abbey building and sounding gardens. All members of staff very friendly and helpful and of special note I had an unfortunately too... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

A must visit to this glorious abbey and surrounding gardens, so many gardens to see with the most spectacular herb gardens. The Abbey is just stunning, steeped in history a guide on hand to answer your questions. Wonderful café, varied menu very welcoming lots of home made cakes scones soups various breads, staff are very welcoming.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Free entry nice place to spend an hour if you tie in with other attractions in the area. Food available on site also local pubs near by. (I did pubs) Come spend an hour.

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Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

quite walks for all abilities, abbey interesting and unspoilt. café and shop full of local goodies and gifts

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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20 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We have been to Buckfast Abbey twice now and have enjoyed both visits. The restaurant is reasonable and plenty of seating. The abbey itself is beautiful and peaceful. The grounds are very well kept and there is a Video room where you can sit and watch the history of the Abbey which is very interesting. The gift shops are very... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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102 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

A visit to this comparatively new abbey which was built in the last 100 years gives you the opportunity for quiet contemplation in the modern rear chapel, a most moving experience followed by a walk in the grounds

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

the peace, calm and tranquility and the gardens. I sit and pray in the special chapel and it really is a beautiful experience. After I come out, I wander over to the Restaurant for a superb lunch. Never a complaint about the food, which is always hot and very tasty and well presented. Tip Top ... My thanks to the... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Part of the deep joy of this place is its peace, so by saying it's just magical and very special puts it in danger of losing some of that perfection. If you like quiet, holy places where you can feel the spirit of a Christian God then this is the place for you. Free easy parking. There's a wonderful cafe... More 

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Holland, Michigan
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4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Buckfast Abbey is a place that i have visited every so often since the early 80s, however this visit was special as it was my wife's first visit. The Abbey has now been fully restored! This is a peaceful place to visit and contemplate. We had a lovely afternoon touring the gardens the lavenders were to die for....also the shops... More 

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Bridgend, Wales, United Kingdom
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247 attraction reviews
185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Spending a few days in the area we decided to visit the Abbey complex. Easy to find and park, first class video explaining the Benedictine monks life and why they came to the area etc. Entry is free and with two large gift shops, lots of unusual things to purchase. The Abbey itself has fascinating architecture, stain glass windows and... More 

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