Nestled in the shadow 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.
Escape for a while at Buckfast – worlds away from the busy rush of the everyday and just a few minutes from the A38.
We regret that we do not allow dogs on site except guide dogs.
Regrettably only assistance dogs are permitted.
The shops and restaurant are open every day, except Good Friday, Christmas Day & Boxing Day, at the following times:
9am to 6pm
Mon - Sat: 9am to 5pm
Sundays: Noon to 5pm
Book Shop & Monastic Produce Shop
Mon - Sat: 9.30 am to 5pm (winter close 4.30pm)
Sundays: Noon to 5pm (winter close 4.30pm)
The Grange Restaurant
Mon - Sat: 10am to 5pm (4pm during the winter months)
Sundays: 10am to 4.30pm (4pm during the winter months)
Entrance and parking is FREE and there is easy access to all facilities.
By Road Buckfast Abbey is only half a mile from the A38 Devon Expressway, midway between Exeter and Plymouth.
By Rail The nearest stations are Newton Abbot and Totnes, both 20 minutes’ drive form the Abbey.
By Bus A local bus service operates from Newton Abbot and Paignton to Buckfast. There is also a coach service between Exeter and Plymouth which stops at the Buckfast slip road on the A38. The Abbey is a half-mile walk.
Visit our official website at: http://www.buckfast.org.uk
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