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Buckfast Abbey

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Buckfastleigh, Dartmoor National Park TQ11 0EE, England
+44 1364 645500
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A must visit if in the area. So peaceful and tranquil. You can walk around The Abbey and sit and have pray or just take it in as it's really beautiful. Free to visit as well

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank joanne M
Reviewed 3 days ago

The abbey itself is a working abbey but we were able to have a lovely look around in there, and it had some beautiful windows - one in particular is well worth stopping to admire. There has been an abbey on the site for 1,000...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank TheOldMacs
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Make sure you visit it all. Restaurant, gardens, shop, working monastery, the Abbey and the Watermill opposite end to the Abbey. Unbelievable all this is free. Slight incline to the gardens so be mindful if unsteady .Easy access to all the facilities. Good free parking.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank wandam558
Reviewed 4 days ago

Gooing out of season probably helped as there was not too many people. The abbey is not very old which, which is why it looks so good. There are some things of interst to look at inside it. The gardens are small but quite well...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Ibizahappy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited today, after some years. There is something very special here, a great sense of peace and tranquility. Whatever your faith or not, come and see for yourself. The Abbey is beautiful, the exhibition centre has great impact. The refreshments/lunch are excellent and not...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Rosemarie F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

During our visit to Buckfastleigh we definitely made the time to visit Buckfast Abbey. The Abbey is breathtaking, and we were fortunate to visit while the organist was practicing. Not only was is a sight to behold, the sound from the organ was so wonderful....More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Karen A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the abbey whilst on holiday. Really impressed that the visit including parking was free. It was a wonderful experience going round the exhibition which included a short film. Then a visit to the wonderful abbey itself. The organ looked very impressive and I wished...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank jpeerless
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gorgeous abbey in fabulous grounds. Loved the interactive exhibition. Well worth a visit. And of course they sell Buckfast tonic wine! 👍

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank ScooterBloke
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well presented and interesting. Recommend it to anyone in the area. Do not miss this one. Great history of the abby.

Date of experience: May 2019
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

How nice to find somewhere where the large carpark and entrance is free. Well worth a visit to walk round the beautiful gardens and grounds of the abbey. Lots of seating places to sit and enjoy the peace and quiet. There's a cafe, toilets and...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Sandra C
August 20, 2018|
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Response from ali_boxall | Reviewed this property |
No you don’t, just turn up.
July 12, 2018|
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Response from AlisonFi | Reviewed this property |
There is no such thing. There are wafers with minimal wheat but communion wafers MUST contain some wheat. You’d need to make a special request before Mass to one of the attentants.
Ann P
July 27, 2017|
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.