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Ampleforth Abbey

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Address: Ampleforth YO62 4EY, England
Phone Number: +44 1439 766000
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Abbey Church - Visitor Centre - Tea Room - Gift Shop - St Alban's Sports...

Abbey Church - Visitor Centre - Tea Room - Gift Shop - St Alban's Sports Centre with Fitness Suite & 25m Swimming Pool - Woodland Walks & Lakes - Orchard Tours on selected dates Whether you are looking for a tour of the Abbey, beautiful walks or simply time to reflect, you are assured of a warm welcome. Visitors are invited to spend the day at Ampleforth and enjoy the facilities that we offer including a tea room with a fantastic selection of food and beverages, the Abbey gift shop which stocks everything from keyrings to our own cider and our state-of-the-art Visitor centre, providing a comprehensive insight into the history of Ampleforth. Admission to the Abbey and Grounds is free but we do welcome donations to support the work of the Abbey and the Benedictine Community.

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So quiet and tranquil

A wonderful place to visit. A really relaxing and peaceful place. Looking at the buildings and if the weather is Ok walking the nature trail is lovely. What a breath of fresh air... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Victoria H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A wonderful place to visit. A really relaxing and peaceful place. Looking at the buildings and if the weather is Ok walking the nature trail is lovely. What a breath of fresh air and a great place to recharge your batteries.

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Monastery and school are nestled in a valley which is relatively easy to find between Helmsley and Hovingham. The scenery is stunning and there is an overwhelming sense of peace and tranquility wherever you go in the grounds (which are huge). The orchard tour and cider mill are well worth booking and we had a stimulating and informative guide... More 

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AmpleforthAbbey, Communications Coordinator at Ampleforth Abbey, responded to this review

What a wonderful account of your visit - it sounds as though you had a lovely day! More 

Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely, peaceful place with fabulous grounds to walk leisurely around. We had scones and tea in the tea room that were absolutely delicious and very filling. We had a fun game of tennis with the equipment that was out on the lawns ready for anyone to use. It was just lovely.

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AmpleforthAbbey, Communications Coordinator at Ampleforth Abbey, responded to this review

We're pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit and that you had the chance to sample the scones! More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While staying in the area, we visited Ampleforth Abbey. Many years ago I watched a programme about Ampleforth and the orchards and how the monks had their own brewery. It 'stuck' in my mind that I would like to visit this place, if ever in the area. We drove into the grounds and parked. It was a beautiful sunny day... More 

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AmpleforthAbbey, Communications Coordinator at Ampleforth Abbey, responded to this review

What lovely words - thank you so much for sharing your experience. More 

surrey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A monastery with a major Catholic public school attached. Welcome to walk anywhere, there is a café and of course a shop. Massive grounds..

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AmpleforthAbbey, Communication Coordinator at Ampleforth Abbey, responded to this review

We're pleased to hear that you had a worthwhile visit to Ampleforth. Perhaps if you visit again you may like to join one of our Abbey or Orchard Tours - more details can be found on our website but do feel free to get in touch if you have any queries at all. More 

Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On a recent and following a long self promised visit to this beautiful establishment,( yes we finally made it). we discovered a real gem. We first visited the visitors centre and were met and warmly and sincerely greeted by a charming lady who evidently enjoyed not only her job, but also being present, of which following our visit you would... More 

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AmpleforthAbbey, Communications Coordinator at Ampleforth Abbey, responded to this review

Thank you Barry and Heather for your account of your visit to Ampleforth - we're delighted to hear that you had a good day. More 

Darlington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

Have been here on numerous occasions, including the Abbey tour, and the "Mouseman" tour and it is always excellent. Just called in today as I was passing, and enjoyed a nice pot of tea and a lovely slice of chocolate cake, whilst sitting in the sun. If I'd had a little more time I would have enjoyed a walk around... More 

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AmpleforthAbbey, Communications Coordinator at Ampleforth Abbey, responded to this review

Please do come back again when you have more time for a walk - you may enjoy a stroll along our newly opened Nature Trail which begins near the Visitor Centre. More 

Ayrshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

We are on holiday in the area and popped in for a visit. Beautiful and tranquil place to walk around. Liked the exhibition and met some very nice and welcoming staff. Shop was well stocked and note that a cafe there too.

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AmpleforthAbbey, Communications Coordinator at Ampleforth Abbey, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience, it is always nice to hear that our guests feel so welcome. More 

Watton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Really enjoyed our visit here. The food in the cafe is superb really recommend the Ampleforth beer burger. Lots to see and the cider and beer are very good. Had to take home a couple of cases.

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AmpleforthAbbey, Communications Coordinator at Ampleforth Abbey, responded to this review

We're pleased to hear your enjoyed your visit and that you sampled our Ampleforth produce. Don't forget that it is available to purchase online too if you need to restock! More 

Harrogate
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

Visited here today and I'm so glad we did. Beautiful setting, you can see for miles the buildings are amazing , reminded me a bit of 'Hogwarts' 😉 I would've loved to have gone to school here ! The tea room was great, pleasant , efficient service and lovely food. The best bit for me was visiting the church itself,... More 

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AmpleforthAbbey, Communications Coordinator at Ampleforth Abbey, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts following your visit to Ampleforth - it is lovely to hear that you had such an enjoyable experience. More 

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