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8. Buckfast Abbey

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Buckfast Abbey

Buckfast Abbey enjoys a tranquil setting beside the swift flowing River Dart, and is still home to a Roman Catholic communityn of Benedictine Monks. The abbey is open to visitors however, and includes a gift shop selling monastic produce, a book shop and a restaurant which serves cream teas and delicious lunches! You can take an extensive Visitors Tour, which takes in the various chapels and churches, bee hives, winemaking area, lavender gardens and a medieval monk exhibition.  
Buckfast Abbey Address:
Buckfast Abbey
TQ11 0EE
England, UK

Buckfast Abbey Opening Times:
The Abbey Church is used by the monks for prayer at several times throughout each day.  In addition, there are services each day for the Abbey parish. Details of these services can be found at Service Times.  Outside of these times, the Church is open to the general visitor as follows:

Sundays, Noon to 6.00 pm
Weekdays, 9.00 am (Fridays 10.00 am) to 6.00 pm

Special Services, such as weddings and funerals may restrict visitors from viewing the whole of the Church

The shops and restaurant are open every day, except Good Friday, and Christmas, at the following times:

Gift Shop and Book Shop
Sundays, Noon to 5.00 pm
Weekdays, 9.00 am to 5.30 pm (winter close 5.00 pm)
Monastic Produce Shop
Sundays, Noon to 5.00pm
Weekdays, 9.30 am to 5.00 pm

Grange Restaurant
Sundays, 10.00 am to 4.30 pm
Weekdays, 10.00 am to 4.30 pm (winter close 4.00 pm)
Buckfast Abbey Admission:

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