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Buckfast Abbey

Buckfastleigh, Dartmoor National Park TQ11 0EE, England
+44 1364 645500
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Peaceful and Inspiring Devon Gem

Buckfast Abbey is hidden in a small valley in Devon. Origins over 1000yrs, although Abbey dates... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
travell_a_lot
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Southern England
A Must visit

Buckfast Abbey is the one place anyone visiting South Devon must visit. The Abbey is celebrating... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
blanch2203
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Southport, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“stained glass” (65 reviews)
“lavender garden” (36 reviews)
“gift shop” (99 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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+44 1364 645500
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"stained glass"
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"lavender garden"
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"gift shop"
in 99 reviews
"tranquil place"
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"grange restaurant"
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"well worth a visit"
in 96 reviews
"beautiful building"
in 16 reviews
"gardens are lovely"
in 16 reviews
"tonic wine"
in 21 reviews
"no charge"
in 26 reviews
"methodist chapel"
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"book shop"
in 29 reviews
"across europe"
in 12 reviews
"sensory garden"
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"free parking"
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"fudge"
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"lovely place to visit"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Buckfast Abbey is hidden in a small valley in Devon. Origins over 1000yrs, although Abbey dates from early 20th century. White, calm and serene abbey of Benedictine monks. Amazing new stain glass window. Small displays of the monks history and life Grounds and Abbey open...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Buckfast Abbey is the one place anyone visiting South Devon must visit. The Abbey is celebrating 1000 years of its foundation in 2018. Vitiing the Abbey and its grounds is completely free including car parking. This is a really must vist place.

Thank blanch2203
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The Abbey is on a large and spacious site with a great cafe and shop. We were impressed by the interior and amazed when we walked further to find a chapel with wonderful modern stained glass in an array of hot and cool colours. This...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

I live local and quite often pop into the restaurant for a coffee when passing. Yesterday I went in and realised later that I was given an old £5 note in my change, when I spoke to them today by phone the reply was we...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I was visiting her Mom in nearby Newton Abbot and decided to take her out for a afternoon tea and cake and I suggested we visited Buckfast Abbey. Although her Mom can not walk too far she enjoyed a walk around the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Was completely blown away by my visit. Such a beautiful, tranquil place. Everything is immaculately kept. The gardens are lovely. The Buckfast Abbey visitors video is very informative and gives a good insight into the daily lives of the Monks who live and work there....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A joy to visit this serene and beautiful abbey still home to a self sustaining brotherhood of monks. It's a thousand years old and built by the monks giving the architecture, from what I observed, a simple masculine style. I enjoyed visiting the shop where...More

1  Thank Sassk
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited here, surprised that it was free entry. The Abbey itself is very beautiful together with its very interesting history. There was an organ masterclass the day we visited which made for an extra special visit. The gardens are beautifully maintained and fully accessible for...More

Thank Catherine M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Large grounds with free access and lovely tended gardens and lawns to roam around. A peaceful place with amazing stained glass windows all in a modern style.

Thank Roy L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very lovely place to go we go quite often as we live 5 minutes away love this place ,,,,,,,,restaurant a little expensive

Thank debz m
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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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