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Address: Buckfastleigh, Dartmoor National Park TQ11 0EE, England
Phone Number:
+44 1364 645500
09:00 - 18:00
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Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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The Abbey is well worth a visit. I would recommend taking the time to view the video of the History. The grounds are beautifully kept.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Abbey is well worth a visit. I would recommend taking the time to view the video of the History. The grounds are beautifully kept.

Thank JEMGloucestershire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed in ashburton village in a bed and breakfast the old coffee house .. b &b was superb as was the breakfast . The pub over the road was full of friendly welcoming locals all wanting to chat ...a short drive to buck fast Abbey mainly to buy the buck fast tonic wine made by the local monks and... More 

Thank Christopher C
Norfolk England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The abbey is relatively newly restored after Henry VIII's ravages and the story of the few monks who rebuilt it is fascinating. The setting is peaceful and beautiful. We visited on Boxing Day and there were very few visitors there so it felt even more peaceful. The gardens will be lovely in the summer but were still good to wander... More 

Thank Candice-7
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth locating the audio-visual display (through the shop) first for information on the Abbey and monks. The Abbey itself is very ornate (to the point of distraction from its religious significance) but nonetheless a remarkable monument to the vision of the monks of the early 20th century. We will return to see the gardens in flower but not too eat... More 

Thank Goouter
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm not religious but enjoy English history and architecture. In Buckfast, the Church is newly built and relatively unremarkable as English religious buildings go (sorry!). The gardens/grounds are quite small. There's also some interesting points such as a piece of Thomas More's hair coat and a beautiful stain glass windowed chapel. There's little information around as to its history. Overall,... More 

Thank featuredteacher
Tiverton, Devon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place has great facilities for a visitor, it's a beautiful setting and the abbey itself is a sight to behold.

Thank TivRed
Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was amazing to wander around this Abbey - to think it was build so recently - great job. Loved the quiet reflection space it gave on our trip and the gardens looked lovely, but we could not walk around due to the weather.

Thank Eileen B
Godstone, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Abbey is lovely inside and they have a very interesting relic, the hair shirt of Thomas More. From a room accessed via the shop you can view a very interesting video. The shop stocks produce made in monasteries all over Europe, it has some very interesting gifts, including some great wines & beers. Free to get in, this is... More 

Brixham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for my he first time today and were not disappointed, browsing around the various gardens and Abbey it really was a beautiful afternoon with sun and blue skies to boot. The Abbey restaurant is clean very reasonably priced. There is no entrance charge here plenty to see and read including a short screening all about abbeys and monasteries. If... More 

Thank Andrew W
Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not sure i would base a whole day around this, but if you are staying nearby it is definitely worth a visit. There is a truly breathtaking stained glass chapel in the abbey, and a gift shop offering the finest goods monks and nuns from around Europe can produce.

Thank Jo2606

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