Buckfast Abbey

Buckfast Abbey

Last Updated on February 18, 2024 by Suzy

Things to do at the Buckfast Abbey review

Buckfast Abbey is located in Buckfastleigh, Devon. It forms part of an active Benedictine monastery and it first became home to an abbey in 1018. This was left as ruins and demolished during the dissolution of the monasteries in 1539. The site was later refounded as a monastery in 1882 and reinstated in 1902.

The gardens and shops are open daily (closed to visitors during service times) and the abbey is located at the centre of a picturesque valley on the edge of the Dartmoor National Park.

There are themed gardens to explore and it’s a lovely place to enjoy a picnic within their spacious grounds. This historic Benedictine monastery brews a popular fortified wine with a rather large caffeine content.

FAQ and Further Information Buckfast Abbey

Is there food and drink available?

There is a restaurant serving food and drinks. You are welcome to picnic outdoors.

What are the main things to do?

Benedictine monastery open to visitors with some beautiful grounds, they make the famous fortified wine, Benedictine here. There are toilets and a restaurant.

What are the ticket prices?

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Is there parking?

There is free parking.

When are they open?

Buckfast Abbey is open for most of the year. For up-to-date opening times and dates please visit their website.

Dog friendly?

Well-behaved dogs on a short lead are welcome outdoors. Only assistance dogs are permitted inside.

Are they accessible?

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