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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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Good afternoon out

We really enjoyed the Abbey, very interesting too. Worth a visit of your in the area and the added bonus is its fee free. We had a snack in the restaurant and that was very nice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed the Abbey, very interesting too. Worth a visit of your in the area and the added bonus is its fee free. We had a snack in the restaurant and that was very nice and great value.

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Watchet, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

03 August 2015 Buckfast Abbey is a beautiful abbey and is lovely and clean and well maintained and in the most perfect setting. The abbey has extremely nice gardens and the lavender garden is lovely and the grounds are well maintained and a lovely place and plenty of seats. The abbey restaurant is reasonable in price and both lunchtime and... More 

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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We go to Buckfast regularly. Very good bookshop with monastic produce including wine, beer and jam. Restaurant is good value and home cooking. Gardens enjoyable and informative video. Best place is Chapel of Blessed Sacrament with amazing stained glass of Jesus.

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Callington, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Beautiful building in the most perfect of settings. The restaurant is one of the nicest I can ever remember visiting and not to be missed !

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I was in a party of 5. I was the local boy, but had never bothered. Too close to home, I guess. One of my party saw the building, asked me what it was, and I said, Dismissively, oh, that's the abbey. I got talked into it, and went to what I thought was going to be a 10 minute... More 

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Pontypool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Beautiful setting, serene building, well laid out gardens. This was tranquility at its best. The cafe was well set out, and the free parking and entry were both unexpected. The monastic shop had a great selection of products produced in religious communities around the world and the main shop was well stocked with more mainstream souvenirs. On a bright summer... More 

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Ightham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Peace and tranquility at this beautiful Abbey and gardens. Free parking and good quality shops and cafe. The Abbey is an imposing structure which has a stunning Stainn Glass Window and quite area.

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Watch the history video before going in the Abbey, it really accentuates the awesomeness of what has been achieved here. Monks are wandering to answer questions & direct you. Lovely gardens with lawns for the kids to let of a little steam & modern cafe with delicious home-baked goodies & reasonable kids lunch boxes. Free parking & entry makes the... More 

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Newquay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Lovely buildings surrounded by beautiful gardens. As the restorations were carried out comparatively recently (Early c20th) looking at the freshness of the masonry gives you some idea of what the great gothic ecclesiastical buildings looked liked when they were new. Lovely food in the restaurant and a diverse variety of goods in the gift shops.

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Very interesting history behind the Abbey. Don't rush the visit, it's a calming place to be. Also good shops with very interesting home produce but also goods made in other cabinets abroad.

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Additional Information about Buckfast Abbey

Address: Buckfastleigh, Plymouth TQ11 0EE, England
Phone Number: +44 1364 645500
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Plymouth
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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