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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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Serene and Spiritual

This Benedictine Abbey dates from the 1880's when it was refounded/restored. Unfortunately their famous honey production virtually ceased when the monk responsible passed away... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Ireland
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119 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This Benedictine Abbey dates from the 1880's when it was refounded/restored. Unfortunately their famous honey production virtually ceased when the monk responsible passed away. But they still produce the famous Buckfast fortified wine. The monks mix some commercial with spiritual as they must maintain their abbey. A tour of the buildings, including their magnificent church takes about 60/90 minutes. The... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

It was a surprising peaceful place to visit. And is free. The place gave the tranquility quietness even with my 2 young children. The whole area is not too big to walk and just the right length for my 2 year old. The children had fun at the Lavender garden, senses garden and herb & fruits garden. The Abbey is... More 

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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I visited the Abbey this weekend with Family. What an amazing place. If you are anywhere near do stop and take in some of the wonderful atmosphere the Abbey gives off. It really is beautiful and tranquil, Oh and by the way I know the address above says Plymouth.....it's not it is nearer Torquay hence the TQ post code. The... More 

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Somerset
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

We popped in here on the way through to Dartmoor. We didn't really know what to expect and we're looking for a spot to stretch out legs and have a picnic. Parking and entry are free and it is a lovely spot to wander around. It was rather noisy as we were there on a Sunday and the bells were... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is probably the most beautiful Church building I have ever visited. It has beautiful garden walks close by. Admission is free and there is some traditional shops selling some beautiful gifts you won't find anywhere else in the world. It's definitely worth spending a few hours in this beautiful place.

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Worcester, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

A wonderful Abbey and well worth a visit especially as entrance if free. There are lovely gardens and a good shop also.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Nowadays its remarkable that theres no entrance fee to get into this lovely place. Peaceful & beautiful & possessing a brilliant little restaurant/cafe & lovely shop where you can stock up on the tonic wine!!! Recommended

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Torrance, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This Abbey was quite impressive. It had a rich history of trial and survival. Now, it stands magnificent. The grounds are quite extensive with gardens, a wonderful cafe, the Grange Restaurant, offers places to sit either inside or outside overlooking the gardens. The Church is splendid. There is a large bookshop and store to purchase souvenirs. We loved walking through... More 

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London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Buckfast Abbey is well worth a visit if you are in the Dartmoor area. Having said that, expect more a large-scale commercial enterprise than monastic solace. The car park is full of tourist buses, the entrance is populated by various gift shops and (expensive) eateries and there is no sign of the resident monks. However, if you can accept all... More 

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Corby, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We were staying in Dawlish and planned to go to Buckfast Abbey for a couple of hours. We had a very small dog which we would have carried around, but thought it best to phone to make sure it was ok. The woman said they don't allow dogs on leads but carrying it would be ok. When we arrived the... More 

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