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Address: Buckfastleigh, Dartmoor National Park TQ11 0EE, England
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+44 1364 645500
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12:00 pm - 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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Lunchstop at the abbey

On our way home from Babbacombe, we stopped at Buckfast Abbey for lunch. Plenty of space and enjoyable food, then a wander around the abbey church and shops. A good place to... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
MisterBee123
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Chippenham, UK

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Chippenham, UK
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115 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

On our way home from Babbacombe, we stopped at Buckfast Abbey for lunch. Plenty of space and enjoyable food, then a wander around the abbey church and shops. A good place to have spent a lot more time!

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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We visit here nearly every year and just like previous years it is always a pleasure to visit. Unfortunate that they are currently undergoing reservation works for improvements to the shop. However I'm very excited to return next year for their millennium celebration exhibition.

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Thank Clive S
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The abbey itself and surrounding buildings are quite stunning, but we went on Good Friday, so everything was closed for the service.

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Sussex
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75 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having visited this abbey many years ago was pleased to see the improvements. Fascinating architecture and superb stained glass is awe inspiring. Visited the restaurant which had good food at reasonable prices.

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

Thank you so much for writing about your visit. We are pleased that you like our improvements and look forward to welcoming you back if you return to Devon. More 

Bromley, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife have been coming here 2 or 3 times a year for the past ten years. Now that the restoration of the Abbey Church is complete it is great to see it in all its glory. The music at the 10:30 Mass is fabulous, the choir is good as at any Church that I have been to. There are... More 

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

Thank you for writing about your visits. We are always thrilled to welcome our regular visitors and we look forward to seeing you next time. More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Took the drive down there from Weymouth as we needed some tonic wine for the weekend festivities (a close friends birthday). was pleasantly surprised by the tranquility of the gardens and the immense scale of the church

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

Thank you for writing about your trip from Weymouth. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the tranquillity of the gardens and immense scale of the church. Hopefully we will be able to welcome you back in the near future. More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful Abbey,grounds are lovely.Restaurant was good,menu had a good range,slightly expensive.The shop's carried items from various other abbey.

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

Thank you for writing about your visit. We are delighted that you enjoyed a good day out. Our Grange Restaurant uses locally sourced produce with supplies coming from no further away than Exeter. We do hope that we can welcome you back if you return to the area. More 

UK
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148 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This beautiful Benedictine Abbey is worth a visit. The grounds are just stunning and the Abbey itself takes your breath away. Inside are incredible decorated vaulted ceilings and icons which decorate the walls. The shop is stocked with various liquers from monasteries around the world, soaps and lotions and a huge variety of religious goods.

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

Thank you for writing about your visit and for your recommendation. We are so pleased that you found the grounds to be stunning and that the Abbey took your breath away. We are also delighted that you enjoyed our large variety of goods for sale, including products made at other Abbeys. We hope to welcome you back if you are... More 

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84 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the few active monasteries in Britain, there is a lot to see and do here not just the Abbey church. The church itself is impressive with information boards dotted around and it is good to see such ambitious architecture whilst still relatively newly finished and not several hundred years old. Masses are held throughout the week and can... More 

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

Thank you very much for your full and informative review of your visit. We do appreciate your recommendation and hope that we can welcome you back on another occasion. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very pretty church with lots to see if you like churches. Newly established gardens were lovely, particularly the 'herb' garden which detailed medieval uses of each plant.

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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 our gardens. Hopefully we can welcome you back on another occasion when you can also enjoy the grounds in another season. More 

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