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Beautiful

We came to the abbey as we were told about the beer that the monks make,we were stunned by the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
denise m
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VERY INTERESTING

First visit quite surprised how big it was. The shop was excellent and reasonable value. The Abby... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
X9468UErobert
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Skipton, United Kingdom
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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...more
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came to the abbey as we were told about the beer that the monks make,we were stunned by the beauty of the abbey and the scenery was stunning even on a miserable day.We had a lovely meal in the restaurant and the gift shop...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

First visit quite surprised how big it was. The shop was excellent and reasonable value. The Abby was different still run by monks. There is very informative information about the monks and the history

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited as a family of four (2 children aged 9 and 10). We were made very welcome in the visitors centre. The volunteer was very informative and friendly. We visited the shop and the tea room. The coffee and walnut cake was delicious. I...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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AmpleforthA1, Marketing & Communications Manager at Ampleforth Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your lovely words and so please you enjoyed your visit - hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed October 20, 2018

I have visited Ampleforth Abbey many times over the last few years and never tire of the place. It is such serenity and set in stunning scenery. The abbey and adjacent school are home to around 1,000 monks, students, teachers and ancillary staff but you...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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AmpleforthA1, Marketing & Communications Manager at Ampleforth Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2018

Thank you so much for your wonderful review and so pleased you continue to find some peace and quiet here in the Ampleforth valley. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

I had afternoon tea here which was very nice. Staff where very pleasant helpful and a warm smile , tables where clean and tidy It’s my first visit to this tea room I would come here again. I was very impressed.

Date of experience: October 2018
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AmpleforthA1, Marketing & Communications Manager at Ampleforth Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2018

Thank you so much for your review and good to hear that you enjoyed your afternoon tea - hope this will be the first of many visits for you! We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

We visited as a group from South Durham U3a. The visitor's center provides lots of interesting information on the Abbey and Monks. A nice short rolling power point by the monks very interesting about their rolls. The Abbey the most wonderful place. Lots of different...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank boydy73
AmpleforthA1, Marketing & Communications Manager at Ampleforth Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2018

Thank you so much for your review and so pleased you enjoyed your visit - hope we can welcome you back again in the not too distant future.

Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

Lovely grounds to explore. Great visitor centre with lots of information about the abbey, and a nice cafe to eat/grab a drink. Nice little nature trail too for a wander

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Jhic
AmpleforthA1, Marketing & Communications Manager at Ampleforth Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2018

Thank you so much for your lovely review and so pleased you enjoyed your visit! Hope we might see you again soon.

Reviewed September 8, 2018

Excellent quality, staff and venue, however, as I will not criticize our brush I was aware that out In the foyer the staff had set out facilities for a party to take afternoon tea which was set out uncovered for in excess of three hours...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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AmpleforthA1, Marketing & Communications Manager at Ampleforth Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2018

Thank you so much for your message and we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to the Tea Room. We are so grateful for your feedback on the match teas served in the main hall too, which we will pass on to the team...More

Reviewed August 24, 2018

We went for a look around the visitor centre, the Abbey & the tearooms/café - it was stunningly beautiful. The tearooms/café serves a wide variety of homemade food. We had the cream scones - one with strawberry jam & the other with the pear &...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Ampleforth A, Marketing & Communications Manager at Ampleforth Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2018

Thank you so much for your lovely review and delighted you were about to take in everything that we have to offer here in the Ampleforth valley including the delicious scones on the Tea Room! Hope we might see you again soon.

Reviewed August 20, 2018

This is a fascinating place full of history and interest. We spoke to one of the monks who was a joy to talk to. Beautiful buildings and grounds. Would happily go again.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Ampleforth A, Marketing & Communications Manager at Ampleforth Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2018

Thank you so much for your lovely message and so pleased you enjoyed our hospitality. We do hope to welcome you back to the valley again soon.

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John R
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CynthiaW433
August 18, 2016|
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Response from AmpleforthAbbey | Property representative |
Thank you Cynthia for your question. You can of course visit Ampleforth by bus and will be able to partake in the Abbey tour which takes place every Thursday at 2:15pm. The tour lasts approximately one hour, so you would... More
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