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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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Dronfield, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
12 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

Visited Buckfast Abbey after seeing the Otters and Butterflies at Buckfastleigh. Lovely and peaceful,the Abbey was stunning. The gift shop was very good value,as were the family certificates you can have printed-£20. The café was very expensive though,would recommend going into Buckfastleigh for something to eat.

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Dawlish, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

it's a wondeful peaceful place. beautiful grounds. lovely cafe which services very good home cook meals. a lovely day out.

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

I loved this place. Take a couple of hours at least and see the delights of this fascinating Abbey where Buckfast tonic Wine was once made. The monks are still there and you can see them walking around the Abbey and Grounds. There are wonderful gardens there and for me the lavender garden was the best. There is a gift... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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130 reviews 130 reviews
41 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

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

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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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