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Buckfast Abbey

Buckfastleigh, Plymouth TQ11 0EE, England
+44 1364 645500
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Ranked #6 of 94 Attractions in Plymouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

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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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

This remains one of my favourite places to walk I love it here its so beautiful. Recently took some wonderful photos and just had to share one. :-)

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

A must to see if you are in the area, Amazing Abbey, peaceful, tranquil, lots to see. Great on site restaurant, shop selling the famous Buckfast Tonic. Easy to park, all facilities that you need are available.

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Plymouth
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

When my dear late Mum was a young girl in a small South Devon town, her brother was good friends with two other children, one of whom went on to become a previous Abbot (Leo Smith) at Buckfast Abbey. Mum's late brother went on to become a Prebendary in the Church of England. Years later we visited Buckfast Abbey where... More 

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Caterham, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

It had been 50 years since I had visited the Abbey. We popped in for a relatively short visit on a cold but sunny December day. The Abbey is well worth a visit but remember it was re-built at the beginning of the last century, albeit on a classical design. A very nice cafe with good food and a good... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Gift shop was very festive, we went very late and didnt see much except the grounds which were impressive and well worth seeing.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

I could spend all day there. Visited many times and you just feel the place instantly. Definitely recommend.

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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Brilliant for family events for all ages and is a national trust historic property. Definitely need your own transport to get there. Its a very peaceful, tranquil atmosphere and best time to visit is when there is an event on organised by the national trust. Cheapest way of getting in is to subscribe to membership to The National trust and... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Looked like a restaurant but was a glorified cafe with average food. Stick to coffee and cake and avoid main meals.

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plymouth
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41 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Came here on a very wet November day which made it rather difficult to appreciate the physic and sensory gardens which I would imagine in the Summer months must be delightful. The size of the abbey is quite impressive as is the interior especially the modern stain glass behind the main alter. Two interesting gift shops and the café served... More 

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