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Buckfast Abbey

Nestled in the shadow of Dartmoor, in a beautiful wooded valley beside the river Dart, Buckfast Abbey is a working monastery offering visitors a tranquil refuge from the hectic pace of everyday life.

Buckfastleigh, Devon

Opening times

Monday to Saturday 9.30am to 4.30pm, Sunday 11.30am to 4.30pm.


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The Abbey is a working monastery where a community of Benedictine monks live self sufficiently, welcoming visitors from all around the world.

At the heart of the site is the abbey church, a spiritual haven with an overwhelming sense of peace. The church is surrounded by gardens which in the summer come alive with colour. Spacious lawns and three specialist garden areas are maintained for pleasure and relaxation. These comprise a lavender garden, a physic garden and a sensory garden.

A gentle stroll along well laid paths leads to carefully thought out areas which help to aid in a relaxing visit. Many gems and hidden garden areas are also there for the finding, including the 'secret garden’. 

  • Wildlife haven

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • Social heritage stories

  • National heritage here

  • Magnificent memorials

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Fascinating churchyard

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Captivating architecture

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Space to secure your bike

  • Parking within 250m

  • On street parking at church

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Dog friendly

  • Accessible toilets nearby

  • Catholic Church

Contact information

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