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Buckfast Abbey

Buckfastleigh, Plymouth TQ11 0EE, England
+44 1364 645500
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Ranked #8 of 116 attractions in Plymouth
Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
19 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

This beautiful and peaceful place is well worth a visit and it's all free. The abbey is nearly 1000 years old but it is stunning inside. You get a real sense of history and warm welcome from the monks. The grounds of the abbey have 2 beautiful well kept gardens. One is fruit,vegetables and herbs and the other is sensory... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Fantastic Abbey, beautiful gardens and good food, with an amazing gift shop. Wheelchair access and easy parking.

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New York
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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I have visited Buckfast Abbey many times over a period of nearly 50 years; my father and one of the monks at the abbey were great friends and no holiday season was ever complete without a visit to Buckfast. The history of the abbey is extraordinary as it is the only English medieval monastery to have been restored and used... More

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Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We live fairly near by some standards, and I always enjoy a trip out to Buckfast Abbey whether it be for a quiet reflective moment in the Abbey itself, or a lunch stop in the pleasant restaurant that serves a good selection of tasty food, a visit to the god gift / book shop to buy a birthday or other... More

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Penzance, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Visited with friend and 5 children on a dreary day, parking nearby, great cafe, friendly staff. Peaceful place.

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
28 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

It was so peaceful here. Everyone enjoyed - even those who are not religious. There were plenty of places to sit and take in the architecture and gardens. The Abbey itself is breathtakingly beautiful. Well worth a visit. There is a lovely shop selling lots of beautiful keepsakes, souvenirs and gifts.

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Buckfast Abbey is finished - and it's a work of art. I got a lump in my throat reading about the monks whose vision has finally come to fruition. It was quite emotional to think of the human endeavour and determination that has gone into it. You might find it a little too masculine but it is a 'must-see' on... More

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south yorkshire
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Visited the abbey on a recent holiday to Paignton it was a liitle overcast but the grounds and abbey were beautiful it was very quiet not many vistors that day so we managed to see all of the abbey and surrounding grounds that were currently open that day and just before we boarded the bus back to out hotel spent... More

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Dorking, England, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

We have been here lots of times, it is a very beautiful and peaceful place, the day we were there we were lucky enough to see and hear some of the monks rehearsing for a service for st Benidicts day, they had such lovely voices and the music was beautiful, the Abbey is stunning and the grounds are lovely to... More

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Tregaron, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

A lovely place to visit on a sunny day and we were blessed with glorious, if chilly, weather; the strong sunlight making the abbey shine and providing some incredible contrasts and shadows. The Abbey itself has benefitted from its facelift and the interior with its new floor and clean stonework is light, airy and very peaceful. The Blessed Sacrament Chapel... More

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