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Ampleforth Abbey

Ampleforth YO62 4EY, England
+44 1439 766000
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So quiet and tranquil

A wonderful place to visit. A really relaxing and peaceful place. Looking at the buildings and if... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2016
Victoria H
via mobile
Stunning scenery and an overwhelming sense of peace and calm.

The Monastery and school are nestled in a valley which is relatively easy to find between Helmsley... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2016
thornton34
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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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Ampleforth YO62 4EY, England
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Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

A wonderful place to visit. A really relaxing and peaceful place. Looking at the buildings and if the weather is Ok walking the nature trail is lovely. What a breath of fresh air and a great place to recharge your batteries.

Thank Victoria H
AmpleforthAbbey, Communications Coordinator at Ampleforth Abbey, responded to this review

Thank you for your review - we're very pleased to hear that you found your visit to be so peaceful.

Reviewed 19 August 2016

The Monastery and school are nestled in a valley which is relatively easy to find between Helmsley and Hovingham. The scenery is stunning and there is an overwhelming sense of peace and tranquility wherever you go in the grounds (which are huge). The orchard tour...More

Thank thornton34
AmpleforthAbbey, Communications Coordinator at Ampleforth Abbey, responded to this review

What a wonderful account of your visit - it sounds as though you had a lovely day!

Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Lovely, peaceful place with fabulous grounds to walk leisurely around. We had scones and tea in the tea room that were absolutely delicious and very filling. We had a fun game of tennis with the equipment that was out on the lawns ready for anyone...More

Thank Donna L
AmpleforthAbbey, Communications Coordinator at Ampleforth Abbey, responded to this review

We're pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit and that you had the chance to sample the scones!

Reviewed 14 August 2016

While staying in the area, we visited Ampleforth Abbey. Many years ago I watched a programme about Ampleforth and the orchards and how the monks had their own brewery. It 'stuck' in my mind that I would like to visit this place, if ever in...More

Thank Kellpaul4
AmpleforthAbbey, Communications Coordinator at Ampleforth Abbey, responded to this review

What lovely words - thank you so much for sharing your experience.

Reviewed 12 August 2016

A monastery with a major Catholic public school attached. Welcome to walk anywhere, there is a café and of course a shop. Massive grounds..More

Thank lizandianp
AmpleforthAbbey, Communication Coordinator at Ampleforth Abbey, responded to this review

We're pleased to hear that you had a worthwhile visit to Ampleforth. Perhaps if you visit again you may like to join one of our Abbey or Orchard Tours - more details can be found on our website but do feel free to get in...More

Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

On a recent and following a long self promised visit to this beautiful establishment,( yes we finally made it). we discovered a real gem. We first visited the visitors centre and were met and warmly and sincerely greeted by a charming lady who evidently enjoyed...More

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AmpleforthAbbey, Communications Coordinator at Ampleforth Abbey, responded to this review

Thank you Barry and Heather for your account of your visit to Ampleforth - we're delighted to hear that you had a good day.

Reviewed 21 July 2016

Have been here on numerous occasions, including the Abbey tour, and the "Mouseman" tour and it is always excellent. Just called in today as I was passing, and enjoyed a nice pot of tea and a lovely slice of chocolate cake, whilst sitting in the...More

Thank crossflow7
AmpleforthAbbey, Communications Coordinator at Ampleforth Abbey, responded to this review

Please do come back again when you have more time for a walk - you may enjoy a stroll along our newly opened Nature Trail which begins near the Visitor Centre.

Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

We are on holiday in the area and popped in for a visit. Beautiful and tranquil place to walk around. Liked the exhibition and met some very nice and welcoming staff. Shop was well stocked and note that a cafe there too.

Thank dmax66
AmpleforthAbbey, Communications Coordinator at Ampleforth Abbey, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience, it is always nice to hear that our guests feel so welcome.

Reviewed 6 July 2016

Really enjoyed our visit here. The food in the cafe is superb really recommend the Ampleforth beer burger. Lots to see and the cider and beer are very good. Had to take home a couple of cases.

Thank Carebearhay
AmpleforthAbbey, Communications Coordinator at Ampleforth Abbey, responded to this review

We're pleased to hear your enjoyed your visit and that you sampled our Ampleforth produce. Don't forget that it is available to purchase online too if you need to restock!

Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

Visited here today and I'm so glad we did. Beautiful setting, you can see for miles the buildings are amazing , reminded me a bit of 'Hogwarts' 😉 I would've loved to have gone to school here ! The tea room was great, pleasant ,...More

1  Thank loushaun
AmpleforthAbbey, Communications Coordinator at Ampleforth Abbey, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts following your visit to Ampleforth - it is lovely to hear that you had such an enjoyable experience.

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Cynthia W
Hello, I am wondering if it is possible to make a day trip to the Abbey from York using public transport. Looking at the Stephenson's bus schedule, it seems that the last bus from Ampleforth back to York stops in the town rather than at the Abbey. If we need to walk into town for the bus, there may not be time to attend the group tour at 2:15 pm (depending on how long the tour lasts) and still get the bus, which leaves Ampleforth Fairfax Close at 4:10 pm. How far is the town centre from the Abbey? Thank you.
18 August 2016|
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Response from AmpleforthAbbey | Property representative |
Thank you Cynthia for your question. You can of course visit Ampleforth by bus and will be able to partake in the Abbey tour which takes place every Thursday at 2:15pm. The tour lasts approximately one hour, so you would... More
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