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Buckfast Abbey is closing most of its site to the public in response to the escalating Covid-19 Pandemic.
Announcement: Covid-19 Pandemic. Following the recent Government advice and given the large number of visitors to Buckfast Abbey, with much regret, we have decided that the responsible thing to do is to close the shops, exhibitions, toilets and catering facilities on the site for the foreseeable future. There will be very limited toilet facilities and an attendant will be present to sanitise.
The Abbey church, the grounds, car park and gardens remain open, but visitors enter these at their own risk and are reminded to keep “social distancing” from others. First Aid assistance is not available until further notice.
From Saturday 21st March, 2020, until further notice, the Abbey church will be opened at 10 a.m. from Monday to Saturday and at noon on Sundays and will be closed at 5 p.m. each day. There will be no access to the Abbey church outside of these times.
Please check here or on the Abbey’s Facebook page for further updates
Since time immemorial, deer have been drawn to graze in the sheltered meadows which line the banks of the river Dart in this Devonshire valley and quench their thirst in the cooling waters which flow here from high up on the moors and down towards the sea.
For nearly a thousand years, people have been drawn here, too. They have come to search for God. For God who is everywhere, certainly, but as they happened upon this place, they sensed that its beauty, its silence and tranquillity, its community of people who were similarly searching, made it a place where God might easily be found.