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Buckfast Abbey, Buckfastleigh

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Must see · Religious Site · Church
Visit the site of a 1,000-year-old abbey at Buckfast Abbey, still home to Benedictine monks. Learn about monastic life through a 20-minute film at the Audiovisual Center. Take a walk through the Lavender Garden, home to 150 varieties of lavender. Seat yourself besides a babbling brook and among honeysuckle vines at the Sensory and Physic Gardens. At the Monastic Produce Shop, shop for products such as beers, wines, liquors, candles, silks, and perfumes made by monks and nuns all over the continent. See Buckfast Abbey and all Buckfastleigh has to offer by arranging your trip with our Buckfastleigh attractions site.
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  • A beautiful working abbey set in peaceful gardens on the edge of Dartmoor. It is free to visit and walk around but the guidebook is recommended for touring the inside of the abbey. A visitor...  more »
  • Since the building was cleaned two years ago, it really shines. An amazing achievement for untrained monks to build something so beautiful and modern. The gardens are also well-maintained and...  more »
  • Terrific place. The buildings, the gardens and the interactive show are all great. To top it all the organist was blasting out some awe inspiring practice tunes. The stained glass back wall takes your breath away. Find some time for a peaceful and spiritual experience.
  • New museum is very informative. Restaurant has a good selection of quality food as a reasonable price. The gardens are nice to visit and the Abbey itself is very interesting. There is also more to this site that we didn't explore. Good for both old and young alike. Good access for the less mobile as well.
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