Nestled on the southern slopes of Dartmoor, in a beautiful wooded valley beside the river Dart, Buckfast Abbey offers visitors a tranquil refuge from the hectic pace of everyday life.
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 for the many thousands of visitors who come each year.
There is an overwhelming sense of peace as soon as you enter the grounds with the church surrounded by gardens which in the summer come alive with colour.
Within the Abbey precinct, visitors can browse in the Bookshop or visit the Monastic Shop which has an extraordinary array of products made by nuns and monks across Europe.
There is also a gift shop and information point by the Westgate entrance.
In the Grange Restaurant, you can relax and enjoy tea and homemade cakes or choose from a range of hot meals and light snacks which are changed daily.
If you have more time, stay overnight in our Northgate House Hotel the perfect base to explore the surrounding countryside.
Escape for a while at Buckfast – worlds away from the busy rush of the everyday and just a few minutes from the A38.
Buckfast Abbey is closing most of its site to the public in response to the escalating COVID-19 pandemic.
The Grange Restaurant, the Monastic Way Exhibition and the shops are shut until further notice. All garden events, concerts and beekeeping courses have also been postponed.
The Abbey Church and the gardens remain open.
Buckfast Abbey’s General Manager, Jonathan Deacon, said: “We have taken these steps following recommendations from Public Health England to safeguard our visitors, monastic community and staff. We believe these actions are both responsible and measured in the current circumstances. Further decisions may be taken in due course as a result of developments with the pandemic.”
Open 10am to 5pm, Tuesday to Sunday and Bank Holidays - come and experience a rare surviving historic property that dates from the late 1500s.
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