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Address: Buckfastleigh, Dartmoor National Park TQ11 0EE, England
Phone Number:
+44 1364 645500
09:00 - 18:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Well what can you say. It's an amazingly peaceful place. The buildings are a joy to explore and all free.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Bill H
Caterham, United Kingdom
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Caterham, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Well what can you say. It's an amazingly peaceful place. The buildings are a joy to explore and all free.

Thank Bill H
Salcombe, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Despite the considerable renovation and building works going on around the outbuildings, the Abbey remains a magnificent structure surrounded by beautiful, clean grounds and gardens. Easy, level access to all areas and a delight to take in the peacefulness despite a number of people visiting on this sunny day. A must see and well worth a special journey. it's only... More 

Thank Thronig
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Despite living only a few miles away this was my first visit in thirty years. Delighted with the cleanliness of the grounds and ease of parking. Gardens are immaculate and even in the winter show some lovely signs of growth. There is a lot of work going on at the moment getting things ready for the 1018-2018 celebrations. I will... More 

Thank FitzN60BRA
Gateshead, United Kingdom
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461 reviews
149 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited as part of a coach tour and was not disappointed the the setting , scenery and splendour of the place. .We also had the added bonus of a young man playing the organ as we were walking around the Abbey which had a beautiful modern stained glass window. The grounds were very well kept and there is also a... More 

Thank ripley054
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23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely place to eat with or without a visit to the Abbey & grounds. Fresh tasty food in a lovely clean and beautiful setting

Thank Ian C
Weymouth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really nice to see and hear about some of the work that the monks and estate do. From the bee keeping to wine making to their use of hydro electric to power the whole site. It was a bitterly cold day and I was expecting the same in the Abbey, however, because they use hydro electric power they can afford... More 

Thank haggistheoriginal
Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Buckfast is a lovely place to visit. It is not too big and is a great place to spend an hour or two. The Abbey was lovely and grounds fabulous. We took a packed lunch and ate in one of the gardens but it has a cafe and shop. We were very pleased with Buckfast Abbey. It was a pleasant... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Buckfast Abbey this month, whilst we stayed at the Headland Hotel in Torquay (see separate reviews on the brilliant hotel) The Abbey is stunning and entrance is free, the restaurant is very modern and offers a good choice of hot and cold meal and snacks. The staff see very pleasant and courteous. If you are in the area... More 

Thank Dennis A
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on Sunday 5th Feb, with 1 teenager and a 10yr old. Great big open space around the Abbey. Children could run and not be in the way. Paths are lovely big and wide. The grounds are immaculate. The Lavender garden is beautiful, regardless of the weather. The Abbey itself is very impressive. My 10 yr old was delighted by... More 

Thank Rosaleen_11
Portishead, United Kingdom
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235 reviews
121 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is also a restaurant. The stain glass windows in the Abbey are beautifull, and the building very impressive, also the grounds are well maintained, and behreavement courses (with accomadation ) are available over some days, ( a real help for my Mum, when Father passed away...

Thank garylomas

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