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Buckfast Abbey

Buckfastleigh, Dartmoor National Park TQ11 0EE, England
+44 1364 645500
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Overwhelming experience,visually and spiritually. Breath taking!

I opted to take the 25 minute walk from the steam railway station to come across this magnificent... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
john c
Leicester, United Kingdom
Love it!

Parking good, access good. A very peaceful space which my 6 year old grandson loved as much as the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Nigel L
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“stained glass” (63 reviews)
“lavender garden” (35 reviews)
“gift shop” (96 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Buckfastleigh, Dartmoor National Park TQ11 0EE, England
+44 1364 645500

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Reviewed 3 days ago

I opted to take the 25 minute walk from the steam railway station to come across this magnificent building and grounds worked by monks.Buckfast Abbey was founded in 1018, dissolved in 1539 and rebuilt by monks 1907 to 1938. It probably took so long to...More

Thank john c
Reviewed 4 days ago

Parking good, access good. A very peaceful space which my 6 year old grandson loved as much as the grown ups. The bookshop is super and the grounds most relaxing - shame about the rain though!

Thank Nigel L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It has been many years since my last visit and it seems not to have changed at all. It is a superb building that, unfortunately is being damaged by damp in certain areas of the roof. I spoke to one of the staff/workers about this...More

Thank elwick11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We haven't been here for many many years so while in the area we went back.. free parking and entrance which is always a bonus. We had a lovely afternoon looking around the abbey anf surrounding buildings.. my only criticism would be the lack of...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting at this time of the year gives you a chance to enjoy the complete sense of peace and tranquility. The stained glass window in the prayer room is truly inspiring and you feel a great sense of silence and peace. A truly wonderful place....More

Thank Susie2167
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The building is just amazing and has been very well looked after. The surrounding gardens are very well kept even during winter. The facilities are very clean all very well managed. My only criticism was the customer service. We browsed the book shop for a...More

1  Thank Mark W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful Abbey, the stained glass in the windows made by the monks on site was amazing and the grounds lovely. However the prices of the goods in the shop were ridiculously high and as for the tea room/restaurant I have never paid £3.25 for a...More

1  Thank Julie M
Reviewed 13 January 2018

Visited a few days ago on a damp and dismal day but what a way to lift your spirits. I had not been for 60 years so it was so different. The first thing I did notice was there was no presence of the monks...More

Thank Lanzagal
Reviewed 11 January 2018

Stopped here for a quick lunch and a walk around the abbey before going for a lovely walk along the River Dart in Hembury Woods. Grounds and buildings immaculately kept, and the Abbey itself was beautiful and serene. Off-season in the cafe, but still a...More

Thank Yolie K
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

We visited here nye with our friends and young children, easy to find, easy to park, had to wait for service to finish before we could see inside the abbey so we visited the restaurant and what an amazing place we had drinks but the...More

Thank Ultramag
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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.
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.
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.