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Buckfast Abbey

Buckfastleigh, Dartmoor National Park TQ11 0EE, England
+44 1364 645500
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The Abby is great shame about the gift shops

As the review suggests the Abby and grounds are great, peaceful and well kept. But having visited... read more

Reviewed yesterday
St Helens, United Kingdom

Beautiful Abbey with a tranquil atmospheric character. The history is well explained and the staff... read more

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

As the review suggests the Abby and grounds are great, peaceful and well kept. But having visited on many occasions over recent years this year I was left wondering just what could I buy as a souvenir? the small bookshop has many books and a...More

Thank umlout
Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful Abbey with a tranquil atmospheric character. The history is well explained and the staff very welcoming. We were lucky enough to visit when someone was playing the organ and it was pure heaven to listen. Lovely restaurant with reasonably priced foods. Good selection to...More

Thank Julie058
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Abbey is beautiful and serene and a must on your to visit in Devon, the weather was heavy rain even I prayed for it to stop but got no reply, there is no charge to enter and the stained glass is lovely. Had refreshments...More

Thank Peter G
Reviewed 3 days ago 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 3 days ago 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 5 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 3 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.

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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.