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Buckfast Abbey

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A stunning building and grounds

If you are in the area you really must visit this abbey. The first thing that strikes you is the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Marshall D
Coverack, United Kingdom
Beautiful Buckfast Abbey

We really enjoyed our day at Buckfast Abbey, lots of interesting things for sale in the shops... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Combe Martin, United Kingdom
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Buckfastleigh, Dartmoor National Park TQ11 0EE, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you are in the area you really must visit this abbey. The first thing that strikes you is the light. With much of the interior constructed with white stone plus the floodlighting it is I would say unique in this respect. It is also...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We really enjoyed our day at Buckfast Abbey, lots of interesting things for sale in the shops, beautiful gardens for the kids to look around in. But the highlight for me was the Abbey itself, the whole story behind it and the amazing window!! Has...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have wanted to pay a visit to the abbey for a while since they started holding conferences which unfortunately are outside my budget. So, when driving back from Cornwall we called in. The abbey seems modern but dated at the same time. Compared to Ampleforth...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank David P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took an old school friend to the Abbey yesterday. He’s a professional Horticulturist and he was amazed by the beautiful planned and kept gardens. It was very peaceful and very beautiful even on a Winters day. We had a good walk round and took...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Morrispete56
Reviewed 1 week ago

The church itself is stunning, both inside and out. It was a bit busy when I was there, as it undoubtedly attracts many visitors - still, it was lovely to walk around and admire its Gothic architecture. It was beautifully lit. A particular sight is...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank memilou
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Haven't been here since I was a kid on a school trip. I was very pleasantly surprised! It has had a major clean up and looks stunning. Inside is just beautiful too. There's a conference centre, a cafe/restaurant, 3 shops and a very old, tiny,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

W visited here on New Year's whilst on a Shearings New Year break. It is breathtaking - the grounds are so well kept, the Abbey is breathtaking and whatever your religion, or non, the sheer scale of the architecture cannot fail to leave a lasting...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jemima73
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sitting in the gorgeous Dart Valley by the riveter Dart itself, the Abby church is a superb piece of architecture and with the monastery attached it is beautiful and a very tranquil place to explore.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ChefCliveM
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited today for the first time and was blown away by the splendid Buckfastleigh Abbey. It was built on historic foundations only in the 20th century and is magnificent. Well worth stopping off the A38 to take a look

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Brightoncardinal
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is a tradition that we visit Buckfast Abbey to light candles for loved ones who have sadly passed. We arrived the Saturday before Christmas and the TV crew was setting up ready for midnight mass. We heard the organist and it was just lovely...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Sandra C
August 20, 2018|
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Response from ali_boxall | Reviewed this property |
No need to book, plenty of tables inside and out.
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.