A Tranquil Haven
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.
This is a must to visit, inside the abbey is beautiful and very impressive. They have regular services at certain times if interested. They have a lovely gift and book shop. The cafe offers lovely food, a lot home made. The grounds are so peaceful. Well worth a visit and no entrance fee if your on a budget.
Visited December 2015