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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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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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Beautiful window

Family trip to see the Abbey and the well known window. It was well worth it. My Mother and Step Father had never visited before and they were suitably impressed.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Peter W
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Chippenham, United Kingdom

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Family trip to see the Abbey and the well known window. It was well worth it. My Mother and Step Father had never visited before and they were suitably impressed.

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Vermont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

With all the reviews Buckfast Abbey has attracted it seems redundant to add another ... but it really is an impressive place to visit. We found it especially quiet - a place to amble around in no particular hurry and reflect on whatever comes to mind. The building itself is majestic and causes a pause for thought given its history... More 

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whall2016, Department Head at Buckfast Abbey, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your wonderful review. We are so pleased that you found such pleasure in your visit and that you thought the food excellent and good value. We do hope we can welcome you back if you return to England. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely visit to this tranquil and spiritual place lots of history The gift shop was well stocked with various types of gifts Cafe had lots of great looking food but never ate here

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whall2016, Department Head at Buckfast Abbey, responded to this review

Thank you for writing about your visit and for your excellent photograph. We are pleased that found the place tranquil and spiritual and hope that you will be able to return on another occasion. More 

Salford Priors, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth a visit, nice products in the shop, try the Buckfast Tonic! Walked here from Abbey Inn where we stayed, nice and comfortable and very reasonable, great food!!

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whall2016, Department Head at Buckfast Abbey, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your recommendation. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit and hope that you will return if you come back to the area. More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took my grandmother and mother for a walk here in November. The abbey always looks beautiful and the ground is relatively flat for my grandmother. All the autumn colours looked beautiful and the abbey looks perfect against the harsh sky. We had lunch at the restaurant which is brilliant value for money. Huge range of food both hot and cold.... More 

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whall2016, Department Head at Buckfast Abbey, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and for your wonderfully atmospheric photograph. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit. The autumn colours were indeed spectacular this year. Many thanks for your recommendation to visit us whatever time of the year. We look forward to you visiting us again. More 

zommerzet
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17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On coach trip so this destination was en route back home. Not a lot of time available but able to visit the Abbey itself which is very old, originally dating back to 1018 A.D. but fully restored in late 1800's. Lovely calm place to visit. Benedictine Monks run this Community. Many of the services open to the public. Small but... More 

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whall2016, Department Head at Buckfast Abbey, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are so pleased that you found it a lovely and calm place. The Gift Shop has closed and the site will house an exhibition about the Abbey, which will open in 2018. We have a shop with a large variety of products made by monks and nuns in Europe and beyond and we also... More 

Buckfastleigh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just an absolute gem of a place to visit the abbey is one of the best I have visited and restraunt is good all in all a must not drive by.

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whall2016, Department Head at Buckfast Abbey, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your recommendation. We are always delighted to welcome our local visitors and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. More 

yorkshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On our route from Plymouth to Exeter, we took a small detour to see the delightful Buckfast Abbey. As it was late afternoon in winter, we almost had the place to ourselves,We walked around the various garden areas which are probably delightful in a better season when in full bloom, and visited the beautiful church, built by the Benedictine monks... More 

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whall2016, Department Head at Buckfast Abbey, responded to this review

Thank you for your descriptive review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time here and found it to be a relaxing place. If you return to Devon, we do hope that you will visit us again. More 

Great Yarmouth
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35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were on a just go holiday and one of the excursions was to the abbey. We found it not as ornate as some churches we have visited. The gardens were nice and the food in the refrectory was very good.

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whall2016, Department Head at Buckfast Abbey, responded to this review

Thank you for writing about your visit. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the gardens and food and we thank you for your recommendation. Hopefully we will be able to welcome you back if you return to the area. More 

england
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We. Visited here as part of a Shearings trip , the main Abbey is Beautiful the stained Glass window at the bottom end is stunning .. everywhere is white marble , so clean and sparkling not at all like a regular church or abbey at all ...the Gardens around the Abbey are Beautiful there is a lilac garden with so... More 

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whall2016, Department Head at Buckfast Abbey, responded to this review

Thank you for your informative review of your visit. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the Abbey and grounds. We do hope you will be able to visit us again if you return to the area and we thank you for your recommendation. More 

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