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Buckfast Abbey

Buckfastleigh, Plymouth TQ11 0EE, England
+44 1364 645500
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Ranked #10 of 117 Attractions in Plymouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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124 reviews 124 reviews
38 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

Delightful location and more than just an Abbey. I really enjoyed the gardens, especially the Physic Garden, and some of the sculptures dotted around. A God way to spend a few hours.

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Saltash, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Lovely wander round the Abbey & fascinating to see all the recent restoration work that has been done. Lovely gardens to look round and there was a sculpture exhibition that was on whilst we were there which was good to. Only downside was that dogs can't go in - even round the grounds - so we had to leave ours... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

A small collection of lovely old buildings, surrounded by open fields of sheep and a woodland walk near to the river - it's great on a nice day. The great barn is spectacular for its size and condition, and there is a courtyard with cafe and shops. There are various "trails" around, suitable for all (I think you can hire... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Clean, orderly, beautiful, wonderful and nearly a thousand years old. You just need to go there to experience it. If only life could be like this everywhere.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Free parking & free entry, can't fault. Really nice to see when in the area, the construction is quite magnificent. Would recommend taking a picnic and relaxing for a couple of hours. We tied this visit in to the nearby otter sanctuary & a walk along the Dart.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014 via mobile

lovely place to visit and free. can't fault the abbey at all. but the restaurant come tea room is awful! £8.40 for 2 sandwiches, 1 drink and 1 bag of crisps! no kids lunch boxes - apparently only available in summer holidays! and no jacket potato option until they feel its winter and the 'freshly made salad' is not an... More

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Seaton, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Lovely peaceful and restful place to visit. Beautiful modern abbey church and well tended grounds. No charge to enter. Interesting to look in the Methodist chapel facing the abbey which has a very calm atmosphere. Had lunch in the restaurant which was disappointing -

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bristol
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This is the home of Sir Francis Drake, and of 'Drakes Drum'. The house has a great exhibition detailing the life of Drake, and the gardens are beautifully landscaped. This is a National Trust property so can be expensive if your not a member, but it has good facilities and a great restaurant and gift shop. This will appeal to... More

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Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

And that was in 1967! Revisited recently, super displays - all changed again (which is good) Gardens are superb - well worth the visit

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Thirsk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Beautiful modern abbey church, excellent cafe and shop. The gardens are beautiful and well maintained. You need to go into the abbey to see the beautiful modern stained glass.

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