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Address: Buckfastleigh, Dartmoor National Park TQ11 0EE, England
Phone Number:
+44 1364 645500
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Today
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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Lovely gardens

Well worth a visit for the beautiful gardens, such a peaceful place. Don't bother eating there though, the refectory really has gone down and breakfast was dreadful.

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Lucy V
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Weston super Mare

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Weston super Mare
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Well worth a visit for the beautiful gardens, such a peaceful place. Don't bother eating there though, the refectory really has gone down and breakfast was dreadful.

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Thank Lucy V
Leicester, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Such a lovely peaceful place to visit. Very peaceful and please tell. They do a lovely breakfast, you can seat inside or outside. Easily accessible to people with a mobility problem. The abbey is huge and amazing to walk around, the grounds are calming and enjoyable.

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Thank Paula S
Bristol, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here while in the area after many years. The Abbey obviously looks the same and the grounds and other buildings are in pristine condition,some work was in progress. Inside abbey is beautiful with a brightly coloured stained glass window at the far end. No set entrance fee but suggested donation.

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Thank David g
Swindon, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Enjoyed visiting this beautiful Abbey with lovely gardens, shops and restaurant. There was some renovation work taking place as next year is the millennium so it is being prepared for big events, but this did not interfere with our visit.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely gardens. The abbey is beautiful. Make sure you visit the chapel furthest from the abbey entrance. It has an exceptional stained glass window depicting Jesus. Some parts of the abbey were under restoration when we visited.

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Thank Paul C
Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Me and my husband visited this lovely Abbey a few days ago, we decided to go for a small brunch in the cafe located on site. However i was appauled by the service we received from one of your male waiters, we proceeded to find out his name which was; Lewin Turner. This waiter (if you can call him that)... More 

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Thank lolmaiden13
Dorchester, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A calm and peaceful atmosphere despite many visitors. The abbey church is light and welcoming and the stained glass windows in the modern extension are interesting because of their differences to those in older churches. The grounds contain two garden areas surrounded by hedges and a more open lavender garden. It was a pity we couldn't find a way down... More 

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Thank Bon444
Dewsbury
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92 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Second visit to this beautiful spiritual place...renovations were in progress at the reception area..but it didn't affect our visit...a must for anyone looking for a peaceful time or contemplation.......Lovely..

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Thank markfox1939
Blackpool, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

we had a coach trip to buckfast abbey it was a lovely place did not get to the abbey itself I am disabled did not get time to go went to the café & the bookshop.the café was very nice a bit pricey but nice.there were toilets inside we then went into bookshop some nice things then it was time... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic place to visit especially if you want a little me time. Peaceful and totally relaxing will definitely be back

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