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Day Trip to Buckfast Abbey

Crylla Valley Holiday Cottages are situated in SE Cornwall’s Tamar Valley which is recognized as an “Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty” and is easily accessible using the A38 which runs through the counties of Devon and Cornwall.

A number of well-known attractions can be found by using this main artery through South West Devon and SE Cornwall.  Buckfast Abbey is one such place of interest Buckfast Abbey Devonthis Benedictine Monastery set in the beautiful River Dart Valley has been fully restored by the monks and appears today much as it would have done in medieval times with a history stretching back almost a 1000 years.

The world famous Abbey Church contains many art treasures including the magnificent high altar and splendid stained glass window made in the abbey workshops.  An exhibition and visual show traces the remarkable story of the Abbey from foundation in AD 1028 until it’s restoration in modern times. One of the largest Religious Bookshops in the South West The on-site bookshop is one of the largest in South West England serving clergy, schools and Churches alike, it contains a large children’s section, religious gifts, fine jewellery, sacred music and Christian greeting cards.

There is also a Monastic Produce Shop which stocks a collection of gifts made by nuns and monks from across Europe or you can select any number of other products including the famous Buckfast Tonic Wine.

Buckfast Abbey DevonFinish your visit with a walk around the abbey gardens where you will find the scented lavender garden or just sit, relax and admire the views.  This is a fine way to break up your journey en route to us or to include in a day trip to either Dartmoor National Park or a day by the sea.  Situated halfway between Exeter and Plymouth approximately 25 miles from Crylla Valley Holiday Cottages and only half a mile off the A384 junction with the A38.