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Buckfast Abbey

Buckfastleigh, Dartmoor National Park TQ11 0EE, England
+44 1364 645500
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Beautiful place

This is a beautiful place to visit. The Abbey itself is impressive & peaceful as are the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Dave D
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Tranquility

The Abbey itself is less than 100 years old but nevertheless a very impressive building and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
JohnB042
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Bradford-on-Avon, United Kingdom
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“lavender garden” (34 reviews)
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Buckfastleigh, Dartmoor National Park TQ11 0EE, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a beautiful place to visit. The Abbey itself is impressive & peaceful as are the surrounding grounds. The food in the cafe is very good & well priced and there are some great things in the shops. Highly recommended.

Thank Dave D
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Abbey itself is less than 100 years old but nevertheless a very impressive building and unusually "modern" inside. The grounds are beautifully maintained and must be really attractive during the summer. I really liked the herb garden. The cafe / restaurant is modern and...More

Thank JohnB042
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

An unbelievably lovely place. Immaculately maintained, the abbey is well preserved. There is a lovely book and gift shop, and a large restaurant. The gardens are very nice. Parking and entry are free.

Thank warboys
Reviewed 1 week ago

Firstly it's amazing to me that the Abbey doesn't charge a penny to visit or to park, surely everyone would happily pay even a pound to park and the same to visit, I'm sure the revenue would help support this beautiful and calming place. The...More

Thank Keepatroshing
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What has happened to the gift shops and wine and perfume shop at the Abbey? They were large well stocked separate shops on the site last time I visited.Now they are crammed into one small shop and the other units are empty. It is a...More

Thank bramble2017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was lovely to be greeted by a beautiful peal of the abbey bells. It’s a beautiful tranquil setting religious- of course but not in a ram it down your throat way. But a gentle retreat from our too fast lives. The monks help provide...More

Thank David P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hadn't been here for 40 odd years. its changed a tad since then. we had a lovely cream tea in the spacious restaraunt, followed by a mooch around the abbey. whilst we were there, there was a choir practicing for Vespers later on in the...More

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

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are truly delighted that you enjoyed Vespers and also the cream tea. We hope now you have returned to us after 40 odd years, we will be able to welcome you back soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Parking and entry to Buckfast Abbey is free though donations are welcomed. The abbey itself is a monument to faith and dedication. I was inspired to find out more about it when I got home as there was very little information other than a guide...More

Thank weekender79584
whall2016, Department Head at Buckfast Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for writing about your visit. We are sorry that you did not find as much information available as you had wished. From next year we will have a Visitor Centre with information including the history of the site and a day...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When you visit you must learn the history about how the monks built this and how recently. You may not be someone who visits religious sites, but this is more than that. The gardens are worth a visit by themselves. Be prepared for this to...More

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

Thank you very much for writing about your visit. We are really pleased that you enjoyed all that we had to offer. To confirm, entry to the large car park, the Abbey and grounds are all free. We do hope you will be able to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been before, but a few things have changed since my last visit. On arrival in the coach, you are greeted by a gentleman giving you leaflets on the Abbey. there are now toilets as you arrive, but only 3 plus a disabled. Ok...More

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

Thank you very much for your very informative review. We are sorry that you did not enjoy the coffee but delighted that you enjoyed our gardens and the Abbey, part of which is sectioned off as we are having a new organ installed. We do...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
4 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
25 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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