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Buckfast Abbey

Buckfastleigh, Dartmoor National Park TQ11 0EE, England
+44 1364 645500
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Lovely Abbey

A lovely Abbey, very pretty. Not a lot of information though, a few bits and a video in the shop... read more

Reviewed 8 March 2017
Natpacker
Beautiful, moving

Such a special place, for believers and non-believers alike. The Abbey is stunning, and the stained... read more

Reviewed 8 March 2017
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Buckfastleigh, Dartmoor National Park TQ11 0EE, England
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Reviewed 8 March 2017

A lovely Abbey, very pretty. Not a lot of information though, a few bits and a video in the shop, but not a lot. They were revamping the entrance during the visit, so I think it'll be even better soon!More

Thank Natpacker
whall2016, Department Head at Buckfast Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2017

Thank you for writing about your visit. We are so pleased that you found the Abbey to be very pretty but we are sorry that you did not see a lot of information about the site. Our well informed staff are always happy to answer...More

Reviewed 8 March 2017

Such a special place, for believers and non-believers alike. The Abbey is stunning, and the stained glass chapel is genuinely one of the most beautiful spaces I've ever been in. The whole place has a very spiritual feel and it's hard not to be moved...More

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whall2016, Department Head at Buckfast Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2017

Thank you for writing about your visit. We are so pleased that you found the place to be so special and that the stained glass chapel is one of the most beautiful spaces you have ever been in. That really means a lot to us....More

Reviewed 2 March 2017

The Abbey church is being beautifully refurbished in readiness for millennium celebrations in 2018. Quite simply magnificent

Thank 101Benedict
whall2016, Department Head at Buckfast Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2017

Thank you for your kind words, we are so pleased that you found the Abbey impressive and magnificent. We hope that we can welcome you back to enjoy our millennium celebrations with us.

Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Fabulous setting, easy transport links, ample parking, excellent facilities... staff cannot do enough to help you! IT facilities great... Food absolutely delicious, all dietary requirements can be catered for! Can't wait for the boss to book here again!More

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whall2016, Department Head at Buckfast Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2017

Thank you for writing about your visit. We are so pleased that you enjoyed our Conference Centre facilities and that you found our staff to be so helpful. Hopefully you will indeed return on another occasion, whether as a delegate or as a visitor to...More

Reviewed 26 February 2017 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
whall2016, Department Head at Buckfast Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2017

Thank you for writing about your visit. We are so pleased that you found the place amazingly peaceful and the buildings a joy to explore. Hopefully we will be able to welcome you again if you return to the area.

Reviewed 24 February 2017

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...More

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whall2016, Department Head at Buckfast Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2017

Thank you for your review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed our Abbey and the beautiful grounds. Our restaurant does get many compliments on the excellent food and we are delighted that you had such a reasonable and top notch meal. We do appreciate...More

Reviewed 21 February 2017

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...More

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whall2016, Department Head at Buckfast Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2017

Thank you for writing about your visit. We are delighted that you enjoyed the gardens and grounds. Our dedicated teams from our maintenance department and our gardens department work tirelessly to ensure that our visitors and community enjoy the very best that the site can...More

Reviewed 20 February 2017

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...More

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whall2016, Department Head at Buckfast Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2017

Thank you so much for your review and for your recommendation. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit and that you had the added bonus of hearing the organ. Hopefully you will be able to repeat your visit if you return to Devon.

Reviewed 15 February 2017

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

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whall2016, Department Head at Buckfast Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2017

Thank you for writing about our Grange Restaurant. Our food is sourced locally to ensure freshness and to support local businesses. We are so pleased that you find the food tasty and good value and we look forward to welcoming you for another visit.

Reviewed 14 February 2017

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...More

Thank haggistheoriginal
whall2016, Department Head at Buckfast Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2017

Thank you for your very informative review. We are delighted that you enjoyed it, especially on such a cold day. Hopefully you will be able to visit us on a warmer day.

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Ann P
27 July 2017|
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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.
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Maureen C
3 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.
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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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