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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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Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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We were fortunate visiting on a day when it was not crowded. There is an interesting introductory video. The church is wonderfully peaceful, and proves that not all modern church... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
JanettaDavies
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Reading, UK
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Reading, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We were fortunate visiting on a day when it was not crowded. There is an interesting introductory video. The church is wonderfully peaceful, and proves that not all modern church buildings have to be hideous. Make sure you go round the back of the high altar to the chapel at the back - wonderful colours. The gardens are small but... More 

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Linlithgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We're glad we visited Buckfast Abbey, yet found it slightly unsettling. Entry is free, but the first buildings you come to are the large gift shop and even larger cafe/restaurant - both doing very nicely, thank you. The abbey church itself is early 20th century (though you have to find that out for yourself - information is rather lacking) and... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Very unwelcoming man in car park. No dogs allowed, not even in car park. Shame, 'cos the bells sounded nice! Went on our way, very unimpressed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

There's a saying in the bars of Glasgow, Buckfast wine, made by monks, drank by drunks! A very profitable commodity indeed, the Benedictine order import the base red wine from France by the tanker load and work their holy magic to produce a potent vino. You can see this wine-making process and also their unique honey from their honey-bees but... More 

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Prestbury
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

The Abbey is beautiful both inside and outside and the later constructed chapel is lovely with wonderful stained glass windows. Great cafe. Shop is pretty dull with nothing of real interest. Very tranquil place to spend a few hours.

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Boroughbridge, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Well, we try to be honest so here goes...free and adequate parking was nice. One of the eight parked coaches nearby had a friendly driver who kindly gave us a leaflet( we weren't using his services) or we would have struggled to find our best way round. The video presentation we started with was, in our opinion, a hard sell... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

Buckfast Abbey a working benedictine monastery in Devon a very beautiful and tranquil place to visit with amazing architecture and stained glass windows, the grounds and gardens are a treat to spend time exploring, with gift shop and cafe with delicious well prepared and presented food. I enjoyed my visit far more than i expected and look forward to when... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

Well worth taking the time to see this lovely place. Set in very peaceful and tranquil grounds, lots of free parking, also free to enter the abbey, they do accept donations. The abbey is magnificent, to walk around. Nice restaurant on site, that offers little snacks or hot meals, good value, lovely outside seating area, pretty gardens and some little... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

Iconic Abbey, absolutely stunning from the moment you see it, to the whole of the interior, there are a variety of side altars and the Font with the chain lift.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Great for architectural buffs. The monks spent decades raising their abbey. The style is like many other large ecclesiastical buildings but the alcoholic lead made from their home grown honey bees makes a remarkable difference. Nearby is a butterfly farm and the reconstructed railway with trips to Totnes behind a noisy smelly (great!) steam engine. A great day out.

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Additional Information about Buckfast Abbey

Address: 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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