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Buckfast Abbey

Buckfastleigh, Dartmoor National Park TQ11 0EE, England
+44 1364 645500
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Relaxing and Tmeless

Visited a few days ago on a damp and dismal day but what a way to lift your spirits. I had not... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lanzagal
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Uxbridge, United Kingdom
A quick visit

Stopped here for a quick lunch and a walk around the abbey before going for a lovely walk along the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Yolie K
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Liskeard, England, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
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“stained glass” (61 reviews)
“lavender garden” (35 reviews)
“gift shop” (95 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Buckfastleigh, Dartmoor National Park TQ11 0EE, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited a few days ago on a damp and dismal day but what a way to lift your spirits. I had not been for 60 years so it was so different. The first thing I did notice was there was no presence of the monks...More

Thank Lanzagal
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here for a quick lunch and a walk around the abbey before going for a lovely walk along the River Dart in Hembury Woods. Grounds and buildings immaculately kept, and the Abbey itself was beautiful and serene. Off-season in the cafe, but still a...More

Thank Yolie K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here nye with our friends and young children, easy to find, easy to park, had to wait for service to finish before we could see inside the abbey so we visited the restaurant and what an amazing place we had drinks but the...More

Thank Ultramag
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A pleasure to walk around the well kept grounds and abbey. Upgrade works in the retail area were in progress but did not spoil my enjoyable Winter visit.

1  Thank John W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Abbey was wonderful to see, It had a nice gift shop and cafe. The grounds are nice to walk around on. The fortified wine made my the monks is famous and good.

Thank Christine w
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The buildings are indeed stunning but, the cafeteria ? 1/ Hostile reception by staff. The feeling you should not be there, they are doing you a favour. 2/ Unlabelled food. (is that turkey, chicken or pork ?) 3/ Dried out unappetising vegetables. 4/ Vegetarian nut...More

1  Thank bell0wsmain
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Many visitors to the ancient town of Totnes will visit the Morrison in store cafe, mainly because of the parking convenience.The newly (and attractive) refurbished cafe is ruined by - are you ready for this? Limited and poor selection of snacks. (unless you just want...More

Thank fussyoldbat
Reviewed December 14, 2017 via mobile

I have honestly been truly amazed by Buckfast Abbey and the workmanship involved in its creation! And the wonderful Benedictine Monk Father Deleaney who took us on a tour of the magnificent surroundings was a true delight in every way… I cannot recommend a visit...More

Thank R J
Reviewed November 12, 2017 via mobile

The Abbey is full of history and more, situated in beautiful surrounds, sensory gardens in the small town of Buckfastleigh just to sit and take in the tranquility is wonderful way to spend an hour or two, but add in the magnificence of the church,...More

Thank Graeme R
whall2016, Department Head at Buckfast Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded November 21, 2017

Thank you for your wonderful review. We are delighted that you found splendour on all levels and enjoyed your fabulous meal at our Grange Restaurant. Thank you for your recommendation to visit anytime of the year. The small town of Buckfastleigh is also well worth...More

Reviewed November 11, 2017

Set close to the river and in lovely well tended gardens, the abbey dominates the landscape and there must be very few, secular or religious, who could not appreciate the history and architecture and timeless nature. We had timed our visit to coincide with the...More

Thank Barry K
whall2016, Department Head at Buckfast Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded November 21, 2017

Thank you very much for your review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit and especially delighted that you were able to attend Mass. We apologise for the inconveniences to our visitors regarding the gift shop. We are currently working on a new...More

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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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