town and civil parish in Devon, United Kingdom

Buckfastleigh is a town in Devon just inside the Dartmoor National Park.

Buckfast Abbey

Get inEdit

Follow the A38 taking the Dart Bridge Exit for Buckhurst Abbey.

Get aroundEdit


  • 1 Buckfast Abbey. Buckfast Abbey forms part of an active Benedictine monastery at Buckfastleigh, Devon, England. Dedicated to Saint Mary, it was founded in 1018 and run by the Cistercian order from 1147 until it was destroyed under the Dissolution of the Monasteries. In 1882 monks began living there again, and today it is a Benedictine foundation.    
  • 2 Valiant Soldier, 79 Fore St, TQ11 0BS, +44 1364 644 522, . W-Sa 11:30-4PM. A pub that became a museum.


  • 1 South Devon Railway, TQ11 0DZ. Daily Apr - Oct + some other days 4+ trains per day. A 7-mile steam railway to Totnes. £12.40 return.    



  • 1 Riverford Field Kitchen, Wash Barn, Buckfastleigh, TQ11 0LD (Coming from Exeter or Plymouth: Come off the A38 at Buckfastleigh and take the A384 for Totnes. The Dartbridge Inn is on your left. Take the third exit on the left (after approximately 1.5 miles). In advance look for a black lorry sign, which says 'Riverford Organics'. The junction itself, which comes soon after a sharp left hand bend, is marked Landscove and Woolston Green. Turn left and continue along this road for approximately half a mile. You will pass two cottages on your left and then an entrance to a green lane. Take the next turning left down the concrete drive to the farm car park on the right.), +44 1803 762074. The Field Kitchen is an award-winning restaurant, where you enjoy freshly-picked organic produce. To complete the connection between the field and the plate, you can have a guided farm tour, giving a chance to see how and where the vegetables grow. They also offer a self-guided walk so you can wander around at your own pace. Lunch & guided tour adults/children £19.95/10.50, lunch £15.95/7.95, supper £18.50/9.75, guided farm tours £5/£4, lunch (2 courses) £17.50/8.75, supper (3 courses) £22.50/11.25.


  • Buckfast Tonic Wine. A strong tonic wine which the monks began making (to a French recipe) in the 1890s. Made by the monks of Buckfast Abbey
  • 1 The Globe Inn, 123 Plymouth Rd, TQ11 0DA, +44 1364 642 223.  
  • 2 The Kings Arms, 15 Fore St, TQ11 0BT, +44 1364 643 432. W Th F 4-11PM, Sa Su noon-11PM.



Go nextEdit

Routes through Buckfastleigh
Plymouth ← Ivybridge ←  SW   NE  → Ashburton → Exeter


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