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Buckfast Abbey

Buckfastleigh, Dartmoor National Park TQ11 0EE, England
+44 1364 645500
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Extremely interesting service involving the monks of the abbey.

We joined in with the service with the monks, very spiritual experience. Beautiful abbey to visit... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Suffolk, United Kingdom
Very well presented Abbey and Grounds

The last time I visited Buckfast Abbey jt was covered in scaffolding, I was delighted to see this... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Andrew B
Bristol, United Kingdom
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Buckfastleigh, Dartmoor National Park TQ11 0EE, England
+44 1364 645500

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Reviewed yesterday

We joined in with the service with the monks, very spiritual experience. Beautiful abbey to visit and photograph.

Thank debs943
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The last time I visited Buckfast Abbey jt was covered in scaffolding, I was delighted to see this had been removed and the Abbey looking so beautiful. I have always been amazed at how well the Abbey and grounds are maintained, this time a new...More

Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Looked Buckfast Abbey, The Abbey is stunning as is the grounds where it's situated, lovely court yard of gift shops, eatery And toilets. Free parking is great as everywhere you seem to go charge a parking fee.

1  Thank naddie1
Reviewed 1 week ago

The abbey was stunning. We were really surprised at how light and bright it was inside. The stained glass windows, especially the one in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel were beautiful. The grounds and gardens were lovely to walk around. We visited the restaurant too, the...More

1  Thank Karen F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A beautiful place to visit, lovely gardens and lots of interesting things to learn about. Easy access for people with disabilities. The restaurant is a little pricey but very clean and spacious.

1  Thank peculiar_one
Reviewed 1 week ago

Drove via Buckfast Abbey, despite it not being on our route, & thoroughly enjoyed this "attraction". The abbey is magnificent & the gardens very interesting - we spoke to one of the gardeners & he was willing to answer questions & give wider advice on...More

1  Thank Danddtol
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well worth a tour, the highlights being the modern Blessed Sacrament Chapel beyond the High Altar and the small side chapel with Thomas More's hair shirt (!). Entrance to the Abbey is free but a visit to the beguiling gift shop will more than make...More

1  Thank TallTraveller274
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

1000 years old in 2018. The Benedictine monks have kept the Abbey and surrounding grounds in pristine order. Quite amazing place visit.

1  Thank Snevetsduo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Abbey is a beautiful, tranquil place. The gardens are fantastic; the lavender garden has beautiful colours of purple and white; the medicinal and kitchen gardens are quite an inspiration. There is also a conference centre and a very nice cafe and restaurant. The church...More

Thank 277Izzy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Free to visit and park! Lovely building to visit and admire. Pleasant, if small,l gardens worthy of a walk around. Restaurant and facilities available.

Thank KMN04
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Maureen C
July 3, 2017|
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Response from Philip P | Reviewed this property |
Sorry Assisted dogs only even in grounds So pretty much a no
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.
June 28, 2015|
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Response from Cathy M | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can still buy them!