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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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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Amazing place

Just a few miles from Plymouth you can visit great place with old history and great famous painting but you must go there to see it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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English first
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490 reviews
322 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just a few miles from Plymouth you can visit great place with old history and great famous painting but you must go there to see it.

Thank Piotrul
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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140 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Despite dreadful weather, Buckfast Abbey and grounds are one of the most tranquil places we have been to. The Abbey itself is breathtakingly beautiful and well worth seeing. No guided tours, just wander around at your leisure. The grounds are divided up into several different and interesting gardens, and The Grange restaraunt is reasonably priced with excellent food. There is... More 

Thank Bayleywillow
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visit Buckfast Abbey many times a year as it is on our route to East Prawle where we stay. We live in West Kent near the East Sussex border, so it is quite a long journey,& after we have stopped at The House of Marbles, near Bovey Tracy for a great breakfast, we go in search of spiritual refreshment... More 

Thank CecileCovill
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86 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This relatively modern building still has all the charm of a medieval monastery. There is a great atmosphere around the whole site. Well worth a visit.

Thank Angel58Bournemouth
Ottawa, Canada
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195 reviews
99 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just stopped here for a rest stop on the way to Plymouth. It's a wonderful, soaring, majestic church and the grounds are nicely kept. There is a souvenir shop with lots of great ideas, and you can get the Buckfastleigh tonic here. We didn't try any, but it looks magical. Although we didn't stay long, we had time to... More 

Thank canuckshutterbug
Fife, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing architecture, good gift shop, we only spent around 45 mins here on our way to other attraction but it was well worth the visit.

Thank Claire T
Grand Forks, North Dakota
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118 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were excited to visit the abbey as we thought there would be more to see. Only the actual abbey/church was open. It was indeed very nice inside but not mush else to see it was pouring down outside so I understand and it is winter. I thought there would be more on mead making or bee keeping. Ohh well... More 

Thank ItalianChicken1
Poole, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A beautiful serene experience. A wonderful place to visit. Will definitely come back in the spring and summer to experience the gardens at there best. The Abbey offers peace and reflection for those who visit. The restaurant serves great home cooed food at a reasonable price.

Thank S L
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140 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited the Abbey as part of a National Holidays tour and at first was not very happy as this is not my normal attraction. However I was pleasantly surprised, the Abbey sits in lovely gardens, has tea rooms and gift shops and the Abbey itself is wonderful, well worth a visit.

Thank Malcolm H
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a lovely looking place, but it doesn't feel like a place dedicated to religion! They make a good show of it, but it's a little too polished, a little too corporate, too much of a tourist attraction and there was no real evidence of much religious activity while we were there! I saw one Monk and I am certain... More 

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