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Buckfast Abbey, Buckfastleigh

Buckfast Abbey
Buckfast Abbey
Buckfast Abbey
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The Abbey has a combination of the outstanding beauty of the landscape, a lively monastic environment and a rich heritage. Buckfast is one of the very few institutions in England that have been rebuilt for their original purpose after destruction by Henry VIII. The Monastery main guesthouse is situated in the monastery, hospitality is offered only to men for spiritual retreats. There are 17 single rooms, 10 of which have private baths. Guests are asked to participate in the Divine Office and Mass and take all meals with the monks. There are four renovated guesthouses available that are fully self-catering. 

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Facilities & information


13th century buildings (or older)

Full Board available

Features & facilities

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Private/enclosed garden




Recommended walks

Historic houses


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Arrival information & directions

Address: Buckfast Abbey, Buckfastleigh, Devon, BuckfastleighTQ11 0EE, United Kingdom

By car: From London take M4 west and then M5 south towards Plymouth. After Exeter take A38 towards Plymouth. Leave A38 and take A384 following the signs to Buckfastleigh. Before entering Buckfastleigh turn right following the signs to Buckfast. By train: Take a train from London Paddington to Plymouth and get off at Newton Abbot or Totnes, both about a twenty-minute drive from the Abbey. There is regular bus service from Newton Abbot and Totnes, as well as from Exeter and Plymouth.

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