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Buckfast Abbey

Buckfastleigh, Plymouth TQ11 0EE, England
+44 1364 645500
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Ranked #9 of 119 Attractions in Plymouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
23 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Even if stopping just for a coffee, or taking in the gentle, peaceful splendour of this site, it is well-worth a visit (or three) Cafeteria has exellent food and drinks, the shops stock a variety of goods, and the staff are always pleasent and helpful. The grounds are well-maintained for everyone's enjoyment. If abbeys are your thing - then you... More

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Blackpool
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80 reviews 80 reviews
9 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Had A wonder around the abbey and lit A candle in memory of my late dad, then visited the beautiful Methodist chapel. Went around the gift shop and bought A couple of bits and must say the staff in the gift shop were lovley.

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Liskeard
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6 reviews 6 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

A really good afternoon for the family. Very educational and kids had lots of fun dressing up in Elizabethan dress up clothes.

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Bushey
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51 reviews 51 reviews
14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I have been coming here off and on for years. The Abbey and its grounds are well kept, the shops are helpful and well-stocked, the restaurant is of good quality.

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PLYMOUTH DEVON
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

If you want peace and trquility visit the Abbey and walk the grounds After your exercise go into the cafe where you have a choice meals My wife and I are frequent visitors in afternoons to partake in the excellent cream teas Eddie4085

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Tucked away in Devon's beautiful Dart Valley, the abbey was never a rich or famous monastic foundation. Which probably explains why parts of it has survived since the 12th-century. there is a Eurapean feel to this edifice built originally when Canute was on the English throne. Today, Buckfast has an atmosphere and beauty more in keeping with religious sites in... More

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Cheshire UK
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

What a beautiful Abbey with lovely surroundings, and all this was free, no charge at all. The sun was warm on our visit and it made the place look lovely. I have to use a mobility scooter to get round and there was no problems with pathways here. Inside the abbey is really nice, very big. They have a quiet... More

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Buckfast Abbey is a place that we have visited every so often for a number of years, however this visit was special as we got to see the new mural that has been painted in the restaurant and the Abbey has now been fully restored. This is a peaceful place to visit and contemplate or to just get away from... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

Met friends at Buckfast who were holidaying in Devon, we drove down for day from Cardiff. We attended the sung mass in the Abbey church since we are Catholics, which was beautiful, and then ted to have Sunday lunch in the cafe/restaurant. The quality of food was splendid, a hearty and filling Sunday lunch for 8.50, choice of two roast... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

On our way to the Dartmoor Prison Museum (abandoned due to its weird opening hours) we ended up here just in time for lunch. The food in the canteen was seriously amongst the best I had on my whole holiday, if the steak & Stilton pie is on you must have it. Beautiful surroundings peaceful and interesting gardens. A surprising... More

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