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Very very interesting to see the history and workings of the Abbey and College and wonderful... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Marchhouse
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Grimsby, United Kingdom
fabulous welcome in all areas

Pauline at the visitor's centre could not have been any more helpful and welcoming. it was a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Peter H
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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Abbey Church - Visitor Centre - Tea Room - Gift Shop - St Alban's Sports Centre with Fitness Suite & 25m Swimming Pool - Woodland Walks & Lakes - Orchard Tours on selected dates Whether you are looking for a tour of the Abbey, beautiful walks or...more
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very very interesting to see the history and workings of the Abbey and College and wonderful scenery .Definitely worth a trip

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Marchhouse
AmpleforthA1, Marketing & Communications Manager at Ampleforth Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for your review and we are delighted you found your visit interesting - do come back and see us again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pauline at the visitor's centre could not have been any more helpful and welcoming. it was a delight to meet her. The staff at the cafe were just as lovely and we enjoyed tea and a wonderful vegan/gluten free flapjack which was delicious. We visited...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Peter H
AmpleforthA1, Marketing & Communications Manager at Ampleforth Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for your lovely words and we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit - hope we see you again soon.

Reviewed 19 December 2018 via mobile

We visited Ampleforth Abbey whilst staying on holiday in the nearby area. The building and surrounding grounds are well maintained and when we visited in late Autumn 2018 there was a major refurbishment project underway which I believe is scheduled to be completed in 2019....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank filthurlow
AmpleforthA1, Marketing & Communications Manager at Ampleforth Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2019

Thank you for your review and so pleased you enjoyed your visit and found some peace here in the valley. Hope we can welcome you back again soon.

Reviewed 12 December 2018

The Abbey is interesting of itself, with plenty of historical information to be ingested. A well-stocked gift shop is on site. Moreover, admission to the establishment is free. The café, however, requires special mention. The food on offer was delicious and keenly-priced. The scones were...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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AmpleforthA1, Marketing & Communications Manager at Ampleforth Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2019

Thank you so much for your lovely words and we are thrilled that you enjoyed your visit - especially the scones! Hope you come back soon to sample some more freshly baked goodies! See you soon.

Reviewed 5 December 2018 via mobile

We came to the abbey as we were told about the beer that the monks make,we were stunned by the beauty of the abbey and the scenery was stunning even on a miserable day.We had a lovely meal in the restaurant and the gift shop...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank denise m
AmpleforthA1, Marketing & Communications Manager at Ampleforth Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2019

Thank you so much for your kind words and I do hope you and your family enjoyed your beer over the Christmas period! Look forward to welcoming you back in the Spring!

Reviewed 4 December 2018

First visit quite surprised how big it was. The shop was excellent and reasonable value. The Abby was different still run by monks. There is very informative information about the monks and the history

Date of experience: December 2018
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AmpleforthA1, Marketing & Communications Manager at Ampleforth Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2019

Thank you so much for your review and so pleased you enjoyed your visit - we hope to welcome you back again soon.

Reviewed 23 November 2018 via mobile

We visited as a family of four (2 children aged 9 and 10). We were made very welcome in the visitors centre. The volunteer was very informative and friendly. We visited the shop and the tea room. The coffee and walnut cake was delicious. I...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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AmpleforthA1, Marketing & Communications Manager at Ampleforth Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2018

Thank you so much for your lovely words and so please you enjoyed your visit - hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 20 October 2018

I have visited Ampleforth Abbey many times over the last few years and never tire of the place. It is such serenity and set in stunning scenery. The abbey and adjacent school are home to around 1,000 monks, students, teachers and ancillary staff but you...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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AmpleforthA1, Marketing & Communications Manager at Ampleforth Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2018

Thank you so much for your wonderful review and so pleased you continue to find some peace and quiet here in the Ampleforth valley. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

I had afternoon tea here which was very nice. Staff where very pleasant helpful and a warm smile , tables where clean and tidy It’s my first visit to this tea room I would come here again. I was very impressed.

Date of experience: October 2018
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AmpleforthA1, Marketing & Communications Manager at Ampleforth Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2018

Thank you so much for your review and good to hear that you enjoyed your afternoon tea - hope this will be the first of many visits for you! We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

We visited as a group from South Durham U3a. The visitor's center provides lots of interesting information on the Abbey and Monks. A nice short rolling power point by the monks very interesting about their rolls. The Abbey the most wonderful place. Lots of different...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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AmpleforthA1, Marketing & Communications Manager at Ampleforth Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2018

Thank you so much for your review and so pleased you enjoyed your visit - hope we can welcome you back again in the not too distant future.

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Response from AmpleforthAbbey | Property representative |
Thank you Cynthia for your question. You can of course visit Ampleforth by bus and will be able to partake in the Abbey tour which takes place every Thursday at 2:15pm. The tour lasts approximately one hour, so you would... More
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