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Buckfast Abbey

Buckfastleigh, Dartmoor National Park TQ11 0EE, England
+44 1364 645500
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Interesting history, tranquil place

I've passed the brown tourist signs on A38 to Abbey many times but this is the first time I've... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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Beautiful Buckfast

Beautiful gardens and an absolutely stunning abbey to walk around The whole setting is well tended... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Michelle O
Dorset, United Kingdom
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Buckfastleigh, Dartmoor National Park TQ11 0EE, England
+44 1364 645500
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I've passed the brown tourist signs on A38 to Abbey many times but this is the first time I've visited. Must admit I went more out of curiosity after controversy about the tonic wine made by the monks. It's a very tranquil setting with an...More

Thank elmdalian
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful gardens and an absolutely stunning abbey to walk around The whole setting is well tended and peaceful The coffee shop is nice and the staff very friendly Not a whole day out but well worth a 'pit stop' for a stretch of the legs...More

Thank Michelle O
Reviewed 4 days ago

Buckfast Abbey is a stunning Benedictine abbey set in lovely grounds in Buckfastleigh, on the outskirts of Dartmoor. Stunning from the outside and very beautiful on the inside. Definitely worth a visit.

Reviewed 4 days ago

Love visiting the Abbey, which is just stunning, the grounds are very well kept, the Abbey is beautiful inside and out, there are a few shops inside the grounds mainly of a religious theme obviously but they sell fudge, soap, drink, oils for ailments etc.....More

Thank Carmen D
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Called at Buckfast Abbey not sure what to expect but pleasantly surprised by the free entry, poor weather so couldn't give the gardens a good viewing but the Abbey itself was interesting

Thank Nigel M
Reviewed 5 days ago

A complex of buildings with a vey interseting history with a new and extensive cafe to relax in or take a break.

Thank RayJane3000
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Buckfast Abbey is stunning and set in beautiful surroundings. There are lots of places to sit and take in the scents (lavender and herbs) and scenery. Also has a tearoom/cafe with seating inside and out. A very peaceful place to be.

Thank Kate1872
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped off here on our way home from holiday. Despite the rain, it was worth it. The abbey was rebuilt in he 20the century by the monks, and is an awe inspiring place to be. The craftsmanship is only outshone by the air of...More

Thank Jane E
Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful abbey and garden - we went late in the day and it was almost empty, but I can imagine it's very busy when the coach parties come earlier in the day. A lovely tea room and brilliant shop selling really unusual drink, food...More

Thank M E
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is probably 20 years since I last visited this beautiful peaceful Abbey. It is truly stunning building and now has on show Thomas Moore's hair shirt which was given to the Abbey to care for in 2011

Thank 70ish
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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
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.
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.