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Ampleforth Abbey

Ampleforth YO62 4EY, England
+44 1439 766000
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Cycling at Ampleforth Abbey

We went to the Abbey to cycle and found it a very pleasant experience. Miles of off road cycling... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bellerby, United Kingdom
Beautiful Place

Went here this week and it is so peaceful. The people were all very friendly, restaurant good and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Stephen N
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Ampleforth YO62 4EY, England
+44 1439 766000
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to the Abbey to cycle and found it a very pleasant experience. Miles of off road cycling along tarmac roads and through the woods on bridleways. We found our road bikes suitable for this activity but perhaps if you wanted to be a...More

Thank 521barbaraj
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here this week and it is so peaceful. The people were all very friendly, restaurant good and some nice walks for the dogs. The whole site is beautiful and well cared for. Highly recommended

Thank Stephen N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very interesting place to visit. I was taken to one side by a monk who offers me some wine at a knock off price.He also had a stash of local honey.Well worth the visit.

Thank danny00772017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The abbey has got a wonderful history. The garden were wonderful. Visitor centre was good.The tour on a Thursday was fine.

Thank footies
Management response:

We're pleased you enjoyed your visit - thank you very much for your review.

Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Visited here over Easter. Such a tranquil place with stunning views. What a beautiful setting for contemplation. There are nature walks to keep the children interested and a mouse hunt. In fact, go into the tea rooms and the furniture all has a mouse carved...More

Thank Sla40
Management response:

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. You are correct that the Tea Room is furnished with 'Mouseman' furniture - well spotted! Indeed the pews in the Abbey Church are also Mouseman, as is the school library which is reputed to be...More

Reviewed 15 April 2017

Was here April 7-11 for and it was a wonderful experience. A privilege to join the monks for mass and office. A lovely tour of the abbey with Fr Christopher. Thank you for your welcome, hospitality and inspiration.

Thank Andrew B
Management response:

Many thanks for your kind words - we are pleased to hear you enjoyed your tour and will pass on your thanks to Fr Christopher.

Reviewed 3 April 2017

We have called at this Restaurant twice for afternoon tea and found it to be not only the best value around, but a lovely selection of sandwiches and delicious cakes served by welcoming efficient staff. The Abbey and College is in the most spectacular setting....More

Thank 45Chrissie
Management response:

What a lovely review - thank you so much for your kind words!

Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

This is a really interesting , calm and historical place to visit. Visitors centre is informative and tea room is lovely. All free, donations are welcomed though.

Thank Reviewer75467
Management response:

Thank you very much for sharing your experience.

Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Would recommend a visit if in the area. There is no cost and completely free. The volunteer in the visitor centre was extremely welcoming and able to answer any questions. The visitor centre is a real source of information about the site and the area....More

Thank Thirskies
Management response:

We're delighted to learn that you enjoyed your visit and shall look forward to welcoming you again next time.

Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

The visitor centre, the tea rooms, the crypt, the grounds in fact every part of the estate is worth visiting. A truly beautiful and calm place to go. It's history is very interesting. It's cider brandy is amazing. We will return to explore the walks...More

Thank Margaret W
Management response:

Thank you for your lovely account of your visit.

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Cynthia W
Hello, I am wondering if it is possible to make a day trip to the Abbey from York using public transport. Looking at the Stephenson's bus schedule, it seems that the last bus from Ampleforth back to York stops in the town rather than at the Abbey. If we need to walk into town for the bus, there may not be time to attend the group tour at 2:15 pm (depending on how long the tour lasts) and still get the bus, which leaves Ampleforth Fairfax Close at 4:10 pm. How far is the town centre from the Abbey? Thank you.
19 August 2016|
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Response from AmpleforthAbbey | Property representative |
Thank you Cynthia for your question. You can of course visit Ampleforth by bus and will be able to partake in the Abbey tour which takes place every Thursday at 2:15pm. The tour lasts approximately one hour, so you would... More