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Buckfast Abbey

Buckfastleigh, Dartmoor National Park TQ11 0EE, England
+44 1364 645500
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Great place

Visited on Sunday 5th Feb, with 1 teenager and a 10yr old. Great big open space around the Abbey... read more

Reviewed 6 February 2017
Rosaleen_11
via mobile
Impressive Abbey and grounds...

There is also a restaurant. The stain glass windows in the Abbey are beautifull, and the building... read more

Reviewed 6 February 2017
garylomas
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Portishead, United Kingdom
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Buckfastleigh, Dartmoor National Park TQ11 0EE, England
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Reviewed 6 February 2017 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...More

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whall2016, Department Head at Buckfast Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2017

Thank you for your very informative review. We are delighted that you all had such an enjoyable visit and that you plan to return. We look forward to welcoming you back.

Reviewed 6 February 2017

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...More

Thank garylomas
whall2016, Department Head at Buckfast Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2017

Thank you for writing about your visit. We are so pleased that you enjoyed it and we are especially glad that your mother found the bereavement course helpful. Hopefully we will be able to welcome you back on another occasion.

Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

It must have been one of the wettest days so far, when we visited Buckfast. So we wandered round the church and shops, stopped for midday prayers (note at 1pm!!) and had some lunch in the restaurant. It was too wet to be outside, and...More

Thank matthew l
whall2016, Department Head at Buckfast Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2017

Thank you for writing about your visit. It was very unfortunate that the weather was so wet. Our Bee Keeping Department gives educational courses and talks for people interested in bee keeping and for people who would just like to learn more about bees. Unfortunately...More

Reviewed 22 January 2017

The Abbey is well worth a visit. I would recommend taking the time to view the video of the History. The grounds are beautifully kept.More

Thank JEMGloucestershire
whall2016, Department Head at Buckfast Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2017

Thank you for your recommendation. We are delighted that you enjoyed the video and the beautifully kept grounds. Our team of gardeners and our maintenance department work hard to ensure that the grounds look at their best. We do hope that we can welcome you...More

Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed in ashburton village in a bed and breakfast the old coffee house .. b &b was superb as was the breakfast . The pub over the road was full of friendly welcoming locals all wanting to chat ...a short drive to buck fast...More

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whall2016, Department Head at Buckfast Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2017

Thank you for writing about your visit to Buckfast Abbey and the area. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your short break and hope that you will be able to return and pay us a longer visit.

Reviewed 12 January 2017

The abbey is relatively newly restored after Henry VIII's ravages and the story of the few monks who rebuilt it is fascinating. The setting is peaceful and beautiful. We visited on Boxing Day and there were very few visitors there so it felt even more...More

Thank Candice-7
whall2016, Department Head at Buckfast Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2017

Thank you very much for writing about your visit. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the beautiful setting and the delicious food. Hopefully you will be able to pay a return visit another time.

Reviewed 5 January 2017

Worth locating the audio-visual display (through the shop) first for information on the Abbey and monks. The Abbey itself is very ornate (to the point of distraction from its religious significance) but nonetheless a remarkable monument to the vision of the monks of the early...More

1  Thank Goouter
whall2016, Department Head at Buckfast Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2017

Thank you for writing about your visit. We are very pleased that you enjoyed the Abbey, shops and grounds. However, we are so sorry that you did not enjoy the food and coffee at The Grange. Many people do comment on how much they enjoy...More

Reviewed 3 January 2017

I'm not religious but enjoy English history and architecture. In Buckfast, the Church is newly built and relatively unremarkable as English religious buildings go (sorry!). The gardens/grounds are quite small. There's also some interesting points such as a piece of Thomas More's hair coat and...More

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whall2016, Department Head at Buckfast Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2017

Thank you for writing about your visit. We are pleased that you found some interesting points during your time here. Next year is our 1000 years celebration of the site and we are currently building a large and modern Exhibition/Visitor Centre. Hopefully if you return...More

Reviewed 3 January 2017

This place has great facilities for a visitor, it's a beautiful setting and the abbey itself is a sight to behold.

Thank TivRed
whall2016, Department Head at Buckfast Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2017

Thank you very much for your kind review. We do hope we can welcome you back soon.

Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

It was amazing to wander around this Abbey - to think it was build so recently - great job. Loved the quiet reflection space it gave on our trip and the gardens looked lovely, but we could not walk around due to the weather.

Thank Eileen B
whall2016, Department Head at Buckfast Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2017

Thank you for writing about your visit, we are so pleased that you enjoyed it. We hope that if you return to England, you can visit us again and enjoy better weather!

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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
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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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