We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Buckfast Abbey

Buckfastleigh, Dartmoor National Park TQ11 0EE, England
+44 1364 645500
Review Highlights
Holiday place to visit

I've been here before, and whenever I'm in the area I make sure to visit. It is a working abbey... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Philip P
via mobile
Trip to the Abbey

We took a trip to look around the Abbey very good , very busy slots of people there a good building... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Tiverton, United Kingdom
Read all 956 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
Opens in 22 min
All hours
Hours Today: 09:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Buckfastleigh, Dartmoor National Park TQ11 0EE, England
+44 1364 645500

Similar Things to Do in Buckfastleigh

Write a Review
Reviews (956)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 956 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I've been here before, and whenever I'm in the area I make sure to visit. It is a working abbey, Benedictine. It's a very relaxing place, the abbey itself is quite fantastic and makes me wish all of these places were still around and hadn't...More

Thank Philip P
Reviewed 5 days ago

We took a trip to look around the Abbey very good , very busy slots of people there a good building clean and good walk around the gardens the plus it did not cost any thing to park or go into the Abbey enjoyed the...More

Thank PatrickP383
Reviewed 6 days ago

Lovely modern abbey..stunning chapel stain glass window.nice gardens. Onsite cafe with hot cold food available.. Thought overpriced but did use local produce. The usual book gift shops.the buckfast tonic wine is an absolute must buy..so good went back for more next day.adequate free parking.

1  Thank kinghard
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our second visit of the day, it wa sunny and warm and we're pleased to find a car park spot in the shade. The remarkable thing for a Devon visit was that the car park and entry were all FREE! The entrance currently...More

Thank Gambinus
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a fantastic building with a tremendous atmosphere. The history is incredible. We were lucky enough to arrive during choir practice - what a treat! Quiet chapel at back has stunning stained glass window - do not miss that! Grounds are lovely although some alterations...More

Thank Silversurfer592
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here a few years ago when my sister and I were younger, it left such an impact that when we were asked where we'd like to go we just had to return here. The scenery around the Benedictine monastery is stunning. The gift...More

Thank Chloe G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Decided to call in to visit the Buckfast Abbey. Jaw dropping on arrival and even more so inside . The site is attractive and very well maintained and under further development . well worth a call.

Thank NorthwichSteve
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Would love to return, was such a pretty place to be. The abbey was so well lit and was very well kept.

Thank NettlesR
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staying at nearby Cott inn in Dartington without a car, we took a country bus here as one of our day excursions. We knew practically nothing about it, and so were amazed at its size, its history, and its special gardens. Founded in 1018 by...More

Thank Discerning67
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been meaning to visit for sometime and was not disappointed. The abbey is superb with a beautiful modern chapel at the back with wonderful stain glass. No charge to get in and a well organised cafe serving good food. The shop is a little touristy...More

Thank AnthonyPit
Nearby Restaurants
Cafe Michele
71 reviews
.81 miles away
Salmon Leap Cafe and Antique
65 reviews
.52 miles away
Jolly Rogers
60 reviews
.84 miles away
The Abbey Inn
220 reviews
.40 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Buckfast Butterfly Farm and Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary
1,522 reviews
.88 miles away
South Devon Railway
896 reviews
.78 miles away
Crag 2 Mountain
34 reviews
.86 miles away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Are you allowed to take photos inside the abbey
24 September 2016|
Answer Show all 14 answers
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.
Is it Possible to still buy Honey and Beeswax Candles? If so do you have an online Shop?
28 June 2015|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from Cathy M | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can still buy them!