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Buckfast Abbey

Buckfastleigh, Dartmoor National Park TQ11 0EE, England
+44 1364 645500
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No dogs

Found it rather strange that this attraction does not allow dogs even on leads. I can understand... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
THATFOODIEMAN
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Bath, United Kingdom
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A lovely place but the no dogs spoilt it.

This used to be a place we regularly visited but not been for a few years. The grounds are nic,e... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
countrygirl4291
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“stained glass” (65 reviews)
“lavender garden” (36 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Buckfastleigh, Dartmoor National Park TQ11 0EE, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Found it rather strange that this attraction does not allow dogs even on leads. I can understand them not being allowed in the Abbey itself but having said that my dog is allowed in my church. Not very Christian like I feel.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

This used to be a place we regularly visited but not been for a few years. The grounds are nic,e although not a lot was flowering at this time. The abbey is lovely. the stained glass window is amazing. But what spolit it was, no...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Take an hour, visit the Abbey, the gardens and don't miss out on the tea room / restaurant. Well worth a detour

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We called in for a short visit and I was most impressed by the venue, it was so well kept and clean, a real credit to those who look after it. Well worth a visit if you are in the area whether you are religious...More

Thank Mark C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As it was the best day weather wise we had we decided to visit the abbey. What a pleasant surprise this place is. Loads of parking and everything is perfectly kept. The Abbey itself is amazing and it was made even better by an organist...More

Thank Allmac06
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in today on the way back home after family holiday in the area - it’s been 14 years since I was last here and it’s still as lovely as ever and very welcoming - lovely Abbey, great gardens and very nice cafe/restaurant - all...More

Thank Amdale
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Abbey is a truly beautiful building. The end chapel with a fantastic stained glass window is magnificent. The whole place has a feeling of calm & reverence. Somewhere to rest away from the hustle & bustle of everyday life - and think about things,...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You do not have to be religious to enjoy the calm the Abbey brings. There is just something here that makes you reflect unknowingly. The gardens are worth looking at too.

Thank Julie D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Buckfast Abbey is absolutely stunning, from the moment you walk into the church your breath is taken! It’s simply incredible! Pictures don’t do it justice!

Thank Charlotte B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve lived in buckfastleigh for about 6 months now and only just got round to visiting here. And Wow , it’s beautiful. So peaceful and tranquil, with lovely gardens to wonder around. I’m not religious by any standards but would love to go to a...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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