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Buckfast Abbey

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

An architectural delight. This abbey has an interesting history and the work which was carried out... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2016
Roger S
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London, United Kingdom
Tranquility

A beautifully kept estate - unusual gardens and the church is very attractive. The stained glass is... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2016
pottse29
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Welwyn, United Kingdom
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Buckfastleigh, Dartmoor National Park TQ11 0EE, England
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

An architectural delight. This abbey has an interesting history and the work which was carried out to restore it in the early part of the 20th Century is awe-inspiring! I am not religious, but have a passion for photographing such buildings. This is truly magnificent,...More

Thank Roger S
whall2016, Department Head at Buckfast Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2016

Thank you very much for your informative and helpful review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit and thought the Abbey magnificent inside and out. We are also delighted that you found our shops cater for just about everyone. Hopefully you will be...More

Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

A beautifully kept estate - unusual gardens and the church is very attractive. The stained glass is unusual and designed locallyMore

Thank pottse29
whall2016, Department Head at Buckfast Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2016

Thank you for writing about your visit. We are so pleased that you found the Abbey and grounds attractive. The stained glass window in the Chapel of Blessed Sacrament depicting The Last Supper was created by one of our monks, Fr. Charles Norris. He developed...More

Reviewed 13 October 2016

A lovely place to visit, good facilities is parking and toilets. The Abby itself is a beautiful building and when we were there a mass took place and it was fascinating to see the monk's in their habits. Note the doors are closed during mass....More

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whall2016, Department Head at Buckfast Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2016

Thank you for writing about your visit. We are so pleased that you find it to be tranquil and a lovely place to visit. Thank you also for your recommendation to visit the café and shops. We do hope that we can welcome you back...More

Reviewed 10 October 2016

We are regular visitors to the Torbay and one of the must do's is a visit to Buckfast Abbey. We have been going for over 30 years and always took our children when they were young and for that matter much older. The Abbey itself...More

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whall2016, Department Head at Buckfast Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2016

Thank you for your review, we are delighted that your family has been visiting us for over 30 years. We are so pleased that you feel more spiritual and at peace when you visit and that you enjoy our café. Thank you for the suggestion...More

Reviewed 10 October 2016

While on holiday in Devon, a lady recomended a visit to the Abbey. I am glad I went, this is a lovely building, with so much history, decent size car park. It was so peacefull just walking around there was no rushing around, will go...More

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whall2016, Department Head at Buckfast Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2016

Thank you for writing about your visit. We are so pleased that you liked the Abbey and grounds and we are delighted that you will return, if you are in the area.

Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Just stopped off by chance, place is almost unrecognisable compared to 30 years ago. There is a lot of information displayed describing what you are looking at, and lots more info to buy. Very good toilet facilities, what looks like an excellent eatery, and a...More

Thank Richard R
whall2016, Department Head at Buckfast Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2016

Thank you for writing about your visit. We are delighted that you found it to be very inspirational. There have indeed been many changes over the last 30 years. We are pleased that you found lots of information available. We do hope that we can...More

Reviewed 7 October 2016

We like to visit the abbey to light a candle for family who are sadly no longer with us then go to the Cafe and shop. We found the shop to be quite sparse but im sure thats due to Xmas stock coming in. The...More

Thank Lynsey P
whall2016, Department Head at Buckfast Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2016

Thank you for writing about your visit. It is important to us that you find comfort in visiting our Abbey to light a candle for your departed loved ones. We also thank you for your beautiful photographs. Due to the closure of the current Gift...More

Reviewed 7 October 2016

We were staying very close and treated ourselves to a few hours in this wonderful place. The history itself has a depth and leaves you very humble, but the place itself is a great relaxing and on the day we visited quiet. The gardens are...More

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whall2016, Department Head at Buckfast Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2016

Thank you very much for your informative review and for your stunningly atmospheric photograph. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit. Our grounds are lovingly tended by our dedicated team of gardeners who keep it all to such a high standard. We are pleased...More

Reviewed 5 October 2016

This was a lovely enjoyable visit to a wonderful Abbey. The building itself was beautiful and the grounds were also well kept. All in all a very enjoyable experience.More

Thank Neil B
whall2016, Department Head at Buckfast Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2016

Thank you for writing about your visit. We are so pleased that you had a lovely and enjoyable time. The Abbey and grounds are indeed very well kept. Our maintenance team and our gardeners work hard to ensure that the buildings and gardens are kept...More

Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful, tranquil and spiritual place that is manicured and maintained to a high standard Free access with a first class cafeteria, and two shops selling gifts and Catholic religious products Ample parking Gardens and abbey

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whall2016, Department Head at Buckfast Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2016

Thank you for writing about your visit. We are delighted that you enjoyed our special ambience as well as our grounds, cafeteria and shops. We do hope you will be able to visit us on another occasion, despite the distance!

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advisorMacclesfield
Are you allowed to take photos inside the abbey
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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GTDag
Is it Possible to still buy Honey and Beeswax Candles? If so do you have an online Shop?
28 June 2015|
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Response from Cathy M | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can still buy them!
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