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Buckfast Abbey

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Lovely visit

Second visit to Buckfast Abbey , this time however there have been great improvements so... read more

Reviewed yesterday

This is such a beautiful place in lovely grounds, I like to look around churches and cathedrals... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Haslemere, United Kingdom
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Buckfastleigh, Dartmoor National Park TQ11 0EE, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Self and wife visited one Sunday lunchtime for carvery. Have been before many times in the past as both coach driver and with family and usually it’s very good. However, this particular Sunday they must have been in meltdown. No Yorkshire puds, no proper roast...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Second visit to Buckfast Abbey , this time however there have been great improvements so interesting being able to understand the life of the Monks and the history around the Abbey , well worth a visit

Thank susiejay
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Whilst on holiday this week I decided to detour from the normal visitor attractions and visit the "modern day" hero of beekeepers, Brother Adam's home base. Firstly let me admit that I am not a religious person although I do enjoy and appreciate the architectural...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is such a beautiful place in lovely grounds, I like to look around churches and cathedrals, not for everybody, I realise, but it's so nice and peaceful and the sensory gardens are lovely to sit and contemplate, seeing the monks walking around too makes...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited the Abbey with my sister, who was visiting we first toured the Abbey. It has a really serene feeling inside. We marvelled at the architecture, the sheer height and the way it is illuminated. Behind the main altar we went into the chapel and...More

Thank IanCreese
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I have visited Buckfast Abbey many times over the years and it has a wonderful atmosphere. The facilities are excellent. The prayer chapel in the Abbey is a wonderful sanctuary and a real 'thin' place. The little Methodist chapel is the same. Wonderful

Thank nessief
Reviewed 4 days ago

Absolutely stunning in every sense. A peaceful retreat for anyone in immaculate surroundings. The stained glass at the back of the Abbey is beautiful. A must for anyone visiting the area.

Thank Graham W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the quick visit made as part of Shearings coach trip. Beautiful stained glass in Abbey. Lovely, well maintained grounds. Informative visitor centre. Very tranquil. Would love to have stayed longer and just chill out in the relaxing atmosphere.

1  Thank metromanHuddersfield
Reviewed 1 week ago

A favourite place for spiritual replenishment. Both the modern abbey and grounds, with specialists gardens, give you space and solitude. The rear chapel, with the stunning modern stained glass window depicting Christ, has a feeling of real presence. The catering offer is of high quality.

Thank colin_p_everett
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Buckfast Abbey whilst on holiday. As always it was very peaceful tidy and a pleasure to visit. The new exhibition was great and very informative and well worth a visit. We had a meal in the restaurant which was very tasty and not...More

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Sandra C
21 August 2018|
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Response from tiggerone | Reviewed this property |
If you are a party of 4 worth booking to be on the safe side.
12 July 2018|
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Response from AlisonFi | Reviewed this property |
There is no such thing. There are wafers with minimal wheat but communion wafers MUST contain some wheat. You’d need to make a special request before Mass to one of the attentants.
Ann P
27 July 2017|
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.