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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
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A Place of Beauty

Called into the Abbey on our return from Plymouth Harbour and the Gin Factory, this place is not to be missed a great day for family friends. It has a great gift shop to buy any... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Pontypridd, United Kingdom
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Pontypridd, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Called into the Abbey on our return from Plymouth Harbour and the Gin Factory, this place is not to be missed a great day for family friends. It has a great gift shop to buy any presents for your return journey and to remember your visit at a later date.

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Redruth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

A very interesting place to visit, medicinal gardens , a beautiful abbey and dine stunning stained glass windows . Good shops and goods made by the monks. Well worth it.

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England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

There are many better places to visit for history/ruins. It was all shops. The church itself is nothing special. I would of rather of seen the old part which was blocked off and was told always is! Inless you want to see the few shops it has I wouldn't waste your time. I was there 40minutes. Thankfully its free, I... More 

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exeter
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

the abbey and its grounds are well worth a visit . The restaurant is located in the grounds and is clean and well presented. I think that it was the school dining room previously. Anyway there is a good selection of sandwiches, home made soups and snacks etc but we opted for the hot meals. i had a cottage pie,... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
5 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Have been to Devon on many occasions, but have never visited. This time because we were staying in Buckfastleigh we decided to call in. I cant believe that we have missed this Jewel in the Crown- It is beautiful, set in tranquil surroundings, the abbey is jaw dropping. We were so annoyed with ourselves, because we had left it until... More 

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Plymouth
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

The grounds are beautifully laid out and a delight to visit on warmer days. I love the sensory garden. The toilets and restaurant facilities are very good, clean and accessible. As a conference centre it is second to none. The food and facilities are very good.

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shepperton
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7 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

So heavenly and serene and tranquil. Love this place. Makes me feel glad to be alive. Spend some time in the abbey itself and contemplate. You'll be better for it.

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Bebington, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

An awe inspiring building set in fantastically laid out grounds. The stained glass window is wonderful . The restaurant , shops etc do not feel out of character with such a magnificent building. So peaceful and thought inspiring .Well worth a visit

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Wellington, New Zealand
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56 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

According to an information board, Buckfast Abbey was founded in 1018, closed by Henry Vlll in 1539 and rebuilt by monks between 1907 and 1938, and what a beautiful building it is. The gardens are equally beautiful, and serene in spite of the numbers of visitors they attract. People seemed to be wandering around quietly and respectfully with lots of... More 

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Bishopsteignton, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My mum & I visited here one rainy day & really enjoyed soaking up the history of the Abbey. The shops there sell quite unusual fayre; I managed to buy a thumb ring with the lord prayer inscribed on it for a present for £2! We went to the cafe and enjoyed a lovely coffee & cake - I loved... More 

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