True to the Benedictine Rule, guests have always been welcomed, and now Buckfast Abbey attracts visitors from around the globe. Buckfast Abbey was founded nearly a thousand years ago and stood for five hundred years before it was closed by Henry VIII. Easy to find with no admission/parking charges By Road - Buckfast is only half a mile from the A38 Devon Expressway, midway between Exeter and Plymouth. Parking and entrance are FREE and there is easy access to all facilities. By Rail - The neare
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  Experience thetranquility of a living Monastery, with a thousand years of history. A Living Monastery Buckfast Abbey was foundednearly a thousand years ago and stood for five hundred years before it was closed byHenry VIII. The present community of monksreturned in 1882 and rebuiltBuckfast Abbey on its medieval foundations, finishing the church in 1938. A Peaceful Sanctuary Today Buckfast Abbey is the hometo a community of Benedictine monks who lead a life of prayer,work and study. True to the Benedictine Rule,guests have always been welcomed, and now BuckfastAbbey attracts visitors from around the globe.BuckfastAbbey isfamous for itsstained glass,bee keepingand of courseits Tonic Wine. Buckfast offers avisit filled with history, heritage,good food and fine shopping. Magnificent AbbeyTranquil gardensUnusual shopsExhibitionAudio VisualFree EntryFree parking Buckfast Abbey, Buckfastleigh, Devon TQ11 OEE Tel: 01364 645500Email: Abbey is a registered Charity, No. 232497For full details log on to Easy to find with no admission/parking chargesBy Road- Buckfast is only half a mile from the A38Devon Expressway, midway between Exeter andPlymouth. Parking and entrance are FREE and there iseasy access to all facilities.By Rail- The nearest stations are Newton Abbot andTotnes, both about 20 minutes drive from the Abbey.By Bus- A local bus services operates from NewtonAbbot town centre to Buckfast. There is also a coachservice between Exeter and Plymouth, which stops atthe Buckfastleigh slip road on the A38. The Abbey is ahalf-mile walk from this point. P Ω  KL Q  m ≈  ❄  ∂ Except Guide Dogs D  e  s i     g n  &  p r  o  d   u  c t  i    o n  :  C  r  e  a t  i   v  e M  e  d  i    a L  i   mi   t   e  d   0  1   8   0   3   3  9   0   0   5   5    PeacefulGardens Visit the Physic Garden with its myriad of unusual herbs and stimulate the senses in our Sensory and Lavender gardens. The AbbeyBookshop Set on the site of the medievalgreat Guesthall, this is one of the largest religious bookshopsin the South West which serves clergy, schools and churchesalike. Alongside our large children ’ s section, peruse our rich selectionof religious gifts, fine jewellery, sacred musicand Christian greeting cards. The Grange Restaurant Incorporating the 12th century arch of the North gate, the Grange Restaurant provides a superbsetting for morning coffee, lunch or acream tea. The BuckfastAbbey Gift Shop Our spacious, AwardWinning Giftshop sells awide variety of gifts including the famousBuckfast Tonic Wine. Also available are a delicious selectionof wines, biscuits and preservesproduced in the West Country. The Monastic Produce Shop Housed in a restored eighteenth century mill,this shop has one of the most extraordinarycollections of gifts made by nuns and monksfrom across Europe. Select from soaps, cosmetics, jams, candles,high quality wines, beers, linens and devotional goods.All our shops are on line St Mary ’ s Abbey Central to every Monastery is its church. It is here thatmonks gather for prayer at regular intervals throughout the day. The Abbey Church of St Mary provides a quietand peaceful haven for individuals of alldenominations to spend time in personalprayer and contemplation. Visitors come forboth the tranquil atmosphere and inspirationalstory surrounding St Mary ’ s Abbey.
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