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Buckfast Abbey

Buckfastleigh, Dartmoor National Park TQ11 0EE, England
+44 1364 645500
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Splendour on all level

The Abbey is full of history and more, situated in beautiful surrounds, sensory gardens in the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Graeme R
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Impressive from all points of view

Set close to the river and in lovely well tended gardens, the abbey dominates the landscape and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Barry K
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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“stained glass” (61 reviews)
“lavender garden” (34 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Buckfastleigh, Dartmoor National Park TQ11 0EE, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Abbey is full of history and more, situated in beautiful surrounds, sensory gardens in the small town of Buckfastleigh just to sit and take in the tranquility is wonderful way to spend an hour or two, but add in the magnificence of the church,...More

Thank Graeme R
whall2016, Department Head at Buckfast Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your wonderful review. We are delighted that you found splendour on all levels and enjoyed your fabulous meal at our Grange Restaurant. Thank you for your recommendation to visit anytime of the year. The small town of Buckfastleigh is also well worth...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Set close to the river and in lovely well tended gardens, the abbey dominates the landscape and there must be very few, secular or religious, who could not appreciate the history and architecture and timeless nature. We had timed our visit to coincide with the...More

Thank Barry K
whall2016, Department Head at Buckfast Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit and especially delighted that you were able to attend Mass. We apologise for the inconveniences to our visitors regarding the gift shop. We are currently working on a new...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place gives out wonderful feelings, such history and splendour. Along with the museum, shops and restaurant its well worth a visit.

Thank Graham B
whall2016, Department Head at Buckfast Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for you kind words. We are so pleased that you had such wonderful feelings and enjoyed our amenities. Hopefully you will be able to visit us again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The abbey is beautiful and serene. A perfect place to sit and contemplate while appreciating the beauty of the architecture.

Thank LuxuriousNomad_com
whall2016, Department Head at Buckfast Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for writing about your visit. We are delighted that you found the site to be a perfect place to sit and contemplate. We do hope that, as a local, you will be able to make frequent visits to us.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Came to Buckfastleigh on the steam railway (fantastic), and didn't know what to expect. What a wonderful experience from start to finish. We made our way to the Grange restaurant and had lunch which was excellent. We then made our way into the Abbey church...More

Thank keithjgsmith
whall2016, Department Head at Buckfast Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your very kind review. We are so pleased that you found the whole experience to be wonderful. Next year we will have our Millennium Exhibition up and running and as an historian, you will no doubt find it of great interest. We...More

Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

On our recent visit to Devon we decided to look at Buckfast Abbey. A wonderful abbey well worth a visit. The staff were very helpful and there is a wonderful surprise at the back of the abbey. The only letdown was threat you could no...More

Thank Mike02
whall2016, Department Head at Buckfast Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2017

Thank you for writing about your visit. We are delighted that you enjoyed it and we do hope that we can welcome you back another time.

Reviewed 1 November 2017

Theres a dormant menace about the place. Won't be going back. The cafe was very modern but a bit grubby and very little choice of food. The soup had run out by 1.30pm and whats left looked a little unappetising. If you are close go...More

Thank atehaigh
whall2016, Department Head at Buckfast Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2017

Thank you for your review. We are so sorry that you did not enjoy your visit and that you found there to be a dormant menace about the place. As a working monastery and a place of worship, it is of the utmost importance that...More

Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

My family and I love coming here. Would have liked the shop to have been open in our recent trips as it ends the visit nicely.More

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whall2016, Department Head at Buckfast Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2017

Thank you for writing about your visit. We are delighted that you and your family love coming here. We do value our regular visitors. We have had a temporary Gift Shop open just off site, prior to the opening of the new Gift Shop, and...More

Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Stayed within walking distance so thought we'd visit. Very peaceful place. Abbey being restored - lots of work going on at time of visit. Gardens are lovely. Cafe had a good selection of food and drinks. Good seating area with views on to the gardens....More

Thank RachelBromley
whall2016, Department Head at Buckfast Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2017

Thank you for writing about your visit. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the lovely gardens and found the site to be very peaceful. Our new Gift Shop will be opening shortly and we hope that you will be able to return and see...More

Reviewed 26 October 2017

Buckfast Abbey is a must to visit, when you are in Devon, the abbey has been renovated, and in very good condition, we both lit a candle for our loved ones. Next on the agenda was the shop, the fudge is lovely, the rum and...More

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whall2016, Department Head at Buckfast Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2017

Thank you for writing about your visit. We are so pleased that you enjoyed it and that you lit a candle for your loved ones. The fudge is indeed lovely and is made on the site by one of our monks. We do hope you...More

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Ann P
27 July 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
3 July 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
24 September 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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