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Buckfast Abbey

Address: Buckfastleigh, Plymouth TQ11 0EE, England
Phone Number: +44 1364 645500
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Ranked #8 of 112 Attractions in Plymouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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239 reviews 239 reviews
95 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

A visit to this comparatively new abbey which was built in the last 100 years gives you the opportunity for quiet contemplation in the modern rear chapel, a most moving experience followed by a walk in the grounds

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

the peace, calm and tranquility and the gardens. I sit and pray in the special chapel and it really is a beautiful experience. After I come out, I wander over to the Restaurant for a superb lunch. Never a complaint about the food, which is always hot and very tasty and well presented. Tip Top ... My thanks to the... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Part of the deep joy of this place is its peace, so by saying it's just magical and very special puts it in danger of losing some of that perfection. If you like quiet, holy places where you can feel the spirit of a Christian God then this is the place for you. Free easy parking. There's a wonderful cafe... More 

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Holland, Michigan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Buckfast Abbey is a place that i have visited every so often since the early 80s, however this visit was special as it was my wife's first visit. The Abbey has now been fully restored! This is a peaceful place to visit and contemplate. We had a lovely afternoon touring the gardens the lavenders were to die for....also the shops... More 

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Bridgend, Wales, United Kingdom
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412 reviews 412 reviews
236 attraction reviews
178 helpful votes 178 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Spending a few days in the area we decided to visit the Abbey complex. Easy to find and park, first class video explaining the Benedictine monks life and why they came to the area etc. Entry is free and with two large gift shops, lots of unusual things to purchase. The Abbey itself has fascinating architecture, stain glass windows and... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I would NEVER return here again. Me and my family (Including our puppy) went to the area for a weeks holiday to Warfleet on the Devon coast last year, and had an amazing time all week. The holiday was brilliant and I can't fault the town it was amazing, lovely scenery, lovely weather and extremely friendly people - our puppy... More 

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London
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I've never seen a place so well cared for. Not a single piece of litter in sight and nothing was out of place. The abbey is magnificent and the grounds are extensive. Definitely worth a visit.

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Baldock
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22 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We spent a couple of hours wandering around the abbey. The stainless glassed windows in the prayer room behind the altar is unbelievable. A must for anyone visiting. The tea room serves great meals and snacks. My only complaint is that they no longer sell their famous honey. I hope this is not because of the diseases infecting bees.

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Truly beautiful building and gardens which are obviously very well cared for-a great little visit and make sure to take a look at the window at the far end of the Abbey.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Went as part of an organised coach trip but unfortunately did not have enough time to see anything like enough of this amazing place..It is so beautiful that it is difficult to believe it was built during the twentieth century. The Abbey itself is breathtaking and is complimented by marvellous gardens,restaurant and shop all of which are lmmaculate. This to... More 

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