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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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The Best Chill-Out Money Can Buy

We rented out one of the cottages, which was very comfortable. This gave us the opportunity to spend time in the Abbey, and in the Abbey grounds rummaging through the shops... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Carnkie
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We rented out one of the cottages, which was very comfortable. This gave us the opportunity to spend time in the Abbey, and in the Abbey grounds rummaging through the shops, especially the book shop. However, as staying guests this also gave us access to the Monks private gardens, walking along the river Dart and through the woods. We had... More 

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Set out of the way, in a delightful little village, built by the Benedictine Monks over a century ago Buckfast Abbey offers a rest for the traveler or holiday maker, its beautiful building and stain glass giving it a real feeling of prayer fulness and peace. It book shop is well stocked and its gift shops offering the mead made... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

What a fabulous Abbey, all renovations appear to have finished now. Have a nice saunter through the Abbey to the prayer room where you can gather your thoughts in peace and quiet. The restaurant caters for everyone, you can sit outside or inside the choice is yours. The grounds are really beautiful. Gift shops are there for you to buy... More 

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Birmingham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

This would not normally be my kind of attraction but we went as we were in the area and i have to say it was lovely. Nice and peaceful, really nice gardens and the abbey was beautiful and looked after well. Bought a bottle of their famous buckfast wine (which was really lovely and quite potent!) and some of their... More 

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Exmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

After a visit to the butterfly's, it's only a short trip up the road. We really enjoyed the peace and quite of the grounds. The gardens and the Abby is beautiful, my camera was in over drive. We had lunch too (which was yummy) and not too expensive.

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Tiverton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

What an amazing place to visit. Worth the trek there. Beautiful grounds and gardens. The Cathedral is gorgeous, to be able to see stain glass windows so close is fantastic. A large, busy Cafe, although a bit on the pricey side, you get a lot it your money.

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Paignton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The Abbey having been rebuilt in the 1930's lacked the atmosphere of an ancient building. It was all rather 'sterile' which was a bit of a disappointment, although the architecture is stunning. The grounds are attractively laid out, although one or two of the gardens were rather weedy - I was tempted to pull a few out!! Fascinating mass of... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is a beautiful place to visit, I liked walking around the peaceful abbey, colourful grounds and large cafe.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 19, 2015

Beautiful setting,stunning gardens,and who hasn't tried the infamous Buckfast wine😁And the Abbey is simply breathtaking

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Central Portugal, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is a little gem, hidden just off the A38 between Exeter and Plymouth. Do try and find the time to visit it if you can. The grounds are beautiful and the Abbey is peaceful and relaxing. The restaurant is ok, but nothing special- but there are plenty of rather nice hostelries nearby. Great staff and an interesting gift shop-... More 

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