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Buckfast Abbey

Buckfastleigh, Dartmoor National Park TQ11 0EE, England
+44 1364 645500
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A modern Abbey by European timelines.

When you visit you must learn the history about how the monks built this and how recently. You may... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
DrSteveWA
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Bellevue, Washington
Well worth a visit

I have been before, but a few things have changed since my last visit. On arrival in the coach, you... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
wendygp
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Buckfastleigh, Dartmoor National Park TQ11 0EE, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

When you visit you must learn the history about how the monks built this and how recently. You may not be someone who visits religious sites, but this is more than that. The gardens are worth a visit by themselves. Be prepared for this to...More

Thank DrSteveWA
Reviewed 2 days ago

I have been before, but a few things have changed since my last visit. On arrival in the coach, you are greeted by a gentleman giving you leaflets on the Abbey. there are now toilets as you arrive, but only 3 plus a disabled. Ok...More

Thank wendygp
Reviewed 3 days ago

Buckfast Abbey is a beautiful place to visit. Lovey Abbey and gardens. Not for the first time we were dissapointed in the restaurant. We chose the full English breakfast. Again today the breakfast, particularly the bacon and sausages appear to be undercooked. The fat on...More

Thank MikeandJean15
Reviewed 4 days ago

We just keep coming back here when in the area. Always have something to eat - the food is great. Always try to sit outside to eat: the most perfect covered outdoor seating I've seen. Always visit the Abbey. Always buy a book or something...More

Thank c0rnishHK
whall2016, Department Head at Buckfast Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review and recommendation, it is always a delight to hear from our regular visitors. We are so pleased that you enjoy the café and its seating area and thank you for supporting our bookshop. We look forward to welcoming you back...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My wife and I were touring Devon and stopped off at Buckfast Abbey for the morning. There is a restaurant there as well as two shops. My wife wanted to purchase a couple of bottles of the famous Buckfast wine which we did as it...More

Thank Paul G
whall2016, Department Head at Buckfast Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for your informative review and for recommending Buckfast Abbey as not to be missed. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit and we do hope that you will be able to visit us again if you return to Devon.

Reviewed 4 days ago

Fascinating history to the abbey. There is a short video presentation in one of the buildings next to the shop, well worth watching. The Abbey extremely well looked after. There is a simple café for a quick meal or refreshment.More

Thank gustav53
whall2016, Department Head at Buckfast Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for writing about your visit. The Abbey is indeed well looked after by our enthusiastic team of maintenance, gardening and cleaning staff. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the video presentation and we thank you for your recommendation to visit. We do...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Husband and I were staying in Torquay and decided on a day out to Buckfast Abbey. It's a truly beautiful setting. If you're not familiar with the Abbey, you're in for a surprise once you step inside the door! The gardens are lovely; there's an...More

Thank Sandra M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The grounds are beautifully maintained, there is a reasonable refectory, and the church, only completed last century is magnificent. There has been a Benedictine Order here since 1017 and there is still a religious community based here. The monks tend the grounds and have an...More

Thank Lbp121
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited in company with my wife, a wonderful place with plenty of history, the Abbey was marvellous nice and relaxing to walk round and no rush. A coffee in the café and a visit to the book shop finished the day off.

Thank PeteNN8
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a lovely afternoon at the Abbey last week. The gardens are beautiful and well kept. A couple of shops selling things made at the Abbey. The Abbey itself is free to enter and it is well worth an hour to look around. A small...More

Thank 84birdie
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Ann P
July 27, 2017|
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Response from whall2016 | Property representative |
Hello Ann, Thank you for your enquiry. Entry to the Abbey, grounds and car park are all free. We hope to see you soon.
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Maureen C
July 3, 2017|
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Response from whall2016 | Property representative |
Hello Maureen, Many thanks for your enquiry. We do not allow dogs on the site, other than assisting dogs. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope that you will still be able to visit us.
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advisorMacclesfield
September 24, 2016|
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Response from chocolina25 | Reviewed this property |
If my memory serves me correctly, you can take photos in parts of the Abbey, but not with a flash. There are good guide books and postcards anyway. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did.
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