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Address: Buckfastleigh, Dartmoor National Park TQ11 0EE, England
Phone Number: +44 1364 645500
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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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The abbey has a long history. However the present building was built just over a century ago. There are some ruins from the original. So it is a reproduction abbey. This means... read more

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The abbey has a long history. However the present building was built just over a century ago. There are some ruins from the original. So it is a reproduction abbey. This means that the outside & inside conditions are very good and colourful. Not the usual ancient dirt one finds in other abbeys. Being a tourist centre it also has... More 

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Thank Ludwik D
Leicester, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Serene and peaceful, this place has the most lovely Abbey actually run by Benedictine Monks as a business, the Abbey is gorgeous, and well kept. The monks make honey and sell wine as a means of income. Entrance is free but you must try the food it is great, we stopped and had breakfast which was great value for money... More 

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Thank Steve S
Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a lovely peaceful place to visit. Inside the abbey is stunning and relaxing. You can just walk around or you can sit and prey. The gardens have a beautiful aroma and are just a beautiful place to relax. It has a beautiful gift shop and resturant. Lovely fresh baked food at reasonable prices.

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Thank Paula S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were in the area so decided to pop in for a look, very interesting place. Beautiful gardens and very friendly staff. Its well worth a visit if your in the area.

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Thank Peter L
Redditch, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

From the moment we got of the car we felt a calm. Just walking around smelling the flowers and looking at the scenery was so peaceful. Very busy but the people were walking round were either silent or spoke in low respectful tones for the surroundings. The abbey itself gives a warm welcoming feeling. It's totally amazing. There was something... More 

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Thank Pamela J
Buckfastleigh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

buckfast abbey is my haven grew up there, if you want real oasis of peace and calm for a few hours buckfast is the place to visit sit in the gardens and feel your stress levels go, The grange restaurant is lovely scones our out of this world yum no good if on diet lol hats off to gardeners beautifully... More 

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Torquay, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Had a lovely walk around the grounds and Abbey, beautifully kept and clean, restaurant was lovely to.

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Thank Lorraine S
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An oasis of peace and refreshment! Lots of smiling faces and stunning countryside scenes! Very English! You couldn't not LOVE this place! Come with haste and recharge your batteries. Such a find!

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Thank sunshinesoul2014
Buckfastleigh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

a beautiful place to visit on the edge of Dartmoor with excellent gardens and very friendly staff to help you on your way.The recently renovated abbey is outstanding and a joy to see.There is free parking with plenty of room in the well kept car park.There is also a gift shop a book shop and a restaurant where you can... More 

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Nottingham, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a lovely place. On a nice day, you can take your own picnic if you don't wish to spend to eat in the grounds. There is a cafe there. The Abbey is beautiful and there's also the gift shop and museum. It is free to enter the Abbey and its grounds.

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