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Buckfast Abbey

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beautiful and peaceful

the interior of the abbey is beautiful with amazing stained glss windows. the abbey exudes peace... read more

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rita W
Guildford, United Kingdom
Place of peaceful serenity

I love visiting the Abbey and walking around the grounds. Whatever time of year you visit it is... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Teignmouth, United Kingdom
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Buckfastleigh, Dartmoor National Park TQ11 0EE, England
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All reviews stained glass lavender garden gift shop peaceful place beautiful grounds well worth a visit tonic wine methodist chapel sensory garden book shop no charge free parking fudge cafe restaurant awe inspiring walk around lovely place to visit
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Reviewed today

the interior of the abbey is beautiful with amazing stained glss windows. the abbey exudes peace and tranquillity and is warm and welcoming.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank rita W
Reviewed yesterday

I love visiting the Abbey and walking around the grounds. Whatever time of year you visit it is always a place of peace and calm. If you are lucky enough to be passing when there is a service within the Abbey, it is worth stopping...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ValSDevon
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Buckfast Abbey community is so much more than just a stunning spiritual building and gardens which we have enjoyed as a family over the years, it is also a very welcoming venue for courses and events. Having just attended a course by the Gardens...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank molesworthd
Reviewed 6 days ago

If you are in the area you really must visit this abbey. The first thing that strikes you is the light. With much of the interior constructed with white stone plus the floodlighting it is I would say unique in this respect. It is also...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Marshall D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed our day at Buckfast Abbey, lots of interesting things for sale in the shops, beautiful gardens for the kids to look around in. But the highlight for me was the Abbey itself, the whole story behind it and the amazing window!! Has...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank StowfordFarmMeadows
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have wanted to pay a visit to the abbey for a while since they started holding conferences which unfortunately are outside my budget. So, when driving back from Cornwall we called in. The abbey seems modern but dated at the same time. Compared to Ampleforth...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank David P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took an old school friend to the Abbey yesterday. He’s a professional Horticulturist and he was amazed by the beautiful planned and kept gardens. It was very peaceful and very beautiful even on a Winters day. We had a good walk round and took...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Morrispete56
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The church itself is stunning, both inside and out. It was a bit busy when I was there, as it undoubtedly attracts many visitors - still, it was lovely to walk around and admire its Gothic architecture. It was beautifully lit. A particular sight is...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank memilou
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Haven't been here since I was a kid on a school trip. I was very pleasantly surprised! It has had a major clean up and looks stunning. Inside is just beautiful too. There's a conference centre, a cafe/restaurant, 3 shops and a very old, tiny,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank L2582AGjustinw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

W visited here on New Year's whilst on a Shearings New Year break. It is breathtaking - the grounds are so well kept, the Abbey is breathtaking and whatever your religion, or non, the sheer scale of the architecture cannot fail to leave a lasting...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Sandra C
20 August 2018|
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Response from ali_boxall | Reviewed this property |
No need to book, plenty of tables inside and out.
12 July 2018|
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Response from AlisonFi | Reviewed this property |
There is no such thing. There are wafers with minimal wheat but communion wafers MUST contain some wheat. You’d need to make a special request before Mass to one of the attentants.
Ann P
27 July 2017|
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.