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Buckfast Abbey

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

Took my grandmother and mother for a walk here in November. The abbey always looks beautiful and... read more

Reviewed 19 November 2016
Rachael K
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lovely Atmosphere

On coach trip so this destination was en route back home. Not a lot of time available but able to... read more

Reviewed 17 November 2016
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Buckfastleigh, Dartmoor National Park TQ11 0EE, England
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Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Took my grandmother and mother for a walk here in November. The abbey always looks beautiful and the ground is relatively flat for my grandmother. All the autumn colours looked beautiful and the abbey looks perfect against the harsh sky. We had lunch at the...More

Thank Rachael K
whall2016, Department Head at Buckfast Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2016

Thank you for your review and for your wonderfully atmospheric photograph. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit. The autumn colours were indeed spectacular this year. Many thanks for your recommendation to visit us whatever time of the year. We look forward to...More

Reviewed 17 November 2016

On coach trip so this destination was en route back home. Not a lot of time available but able to visit the Abbey itself which is very old, originally dating back to 1018 A.D. but fully restored in late 1800's. Lovely calm place to visit....More

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whall2016, Department Head at Buckfast Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2016

Thank you for your review. We are so pleased that you found it a lovely and calm place. The Gift Shop has closed and the site will house an exhibition about the Abbey, which will open in 2018. We have a shop with a large...More

Reviewed 15 November 2016

Just an absolute gem of a place to visit the abbey is one of the best I have visited and restraunt is good all in all a must not drive by.

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whall2016, Department Head at Buckfast Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2016

Thank you so much for your recommendation. We are always delighted to welcome our local visitors and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Reviewed 14 November 2016

On our route from Plymouth to Exeter, we took a small detour to see the delightful Buckfast Abbey. As it was late afternoon in winter, we almost had the place to ourselves,We walked around the various garden areas which are probably delightful in a better...More

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whall2016, Department Head at Buckfast Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2016

Thank you for your descriptive review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time here and found it to be a relaxing place. If you return to Devon, we do hope that you will visit us again.

Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

We were on a just go holiday and one of the excursions was to the abbey. We found it not as ornate as some churches we have visited. The gardens were nice and the food in the refrectory was very good.

Thank Stuart E
whall2016, Department Head at Buckfast Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2016

Thank you for writing about your visit. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the gardens and food and we thank you for your recommendation. Hopefully we will be able to welcome you back if you return to the area.

Reviewed 13 November 2016

We. Visited here as part of a Shearings trip , the main Abbey is Beautiful the stained Glass window at the bottom end is stunning .. everywhere is white marble , so clean and sparkling not at all like a regular church or abbey at...More

Thank susiejay
whall2016, Department Head at Buckfast Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2016

Thank you for your informative review of your visit. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the Abbey and grounds. We do hope you will be able to visit us again if you return to the area and we thank you for your recommendation.

Reviewed 11 November 2016

A working monastery that is self sufficient in an amazing setting. Visited Buckfast Abbey during August 2016 the gardens were full of colour, lavender very popular with many varieties attracting wildlife. The Physic garden stocked full of plants detailing how they were used to treat...More

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whall2016, Department Head at Buckfast Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2016

Thank you for writing about your visit. Our hardworking and dedicated team of gardeners do a magnificent job of ensuring the grounds look spectacular all year. We hope you will be able to return during another season and enjoy the beautiful grounds again. We are...More

Reviewed 9 November 2016

This is our second stay at the Abbey for a retreat. The grounds are breathtakingly manicured and colorful. The rooms are pleasant and spacious. Perfect for quiet reflection.

Thank Pamela R
whall2016, Department Head at Buckfast Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2016

Thank you for writing about your retreat. We are delighted that you returned for a second stay and hope very much that we can welcome you back again soon.

Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Not what was I was expecting. Unfortunately it was renovated by the monks from 1907-1938, from the original in 1018 from the reign of Canute. Don't get me wrong. It's still a beautiful building with an infusion of post modern stained glass windows and architecture....More

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whall2016, Department Head at Buckfast Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2016

Thank you for writing your review and for your spectacular photographs. We are so pleased that you found your visit to be lovely. The Abbey was destroyed during the Dissolution of the Monasteries in 1539. It was completely rebuilt on the exact site of the...More

Reviewed 2 November 2016

very peaceful and pleasant way to spend a couple of hours. initial impression was of meticulously maintained grounds, two small gardens provide a wealth of information on medicinal and herbal plants. the church itself is a modern rebuild, completed in the 1930's and has a...More

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whall2016, Department Head at Buckfast Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2016

Thank you for your very informative review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit. We have a team of dedicated gardeners and maintenance staff who work tirelessly to ensure that the site is meticulous and informative. Entry to the Abbey, grounds and parking...More

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Maureen C
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Response from Philip P | Reviewed this property |
Sorry Assisted dogs only even in grounds So pretty much a no
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advisorMacclesfield
24 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
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Response from Cathy M | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can still buy them!
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