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Best Western Passage House Hotel
Best Western Passage House Hotel

Kingsteignton Hackney Lane, Newton Abbot TQ12 3QH

3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Kingsteignton, this spa hotel is 3 mi (4.8 km) from Pixies Paint & Play and within 6 mi (10 km) of Old Walls …

£44
The Grand Hotel
The Grand Hotel

Seafront, Torquay TQ2 6NT

4.0 out of 5.0

With direct access to the beach, this Torquay hotel is in the city center and within a 10-minute walk of Torre Abbey Gardens, …

£53
The Imperial Torquay
The Imperial Torquay

Park Hill Road, Torquay TQ1 2DG

4.0 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Torquay hotel is located by the ocean, within a 10-minute walk of Living Coasts, Inner Harbour, and …

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Ilsington Country House Hotel
Ilsington Country House Hotel

Ilsington Village, Newton Abbot TQ13 9RR

3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Ilsington, this spa hotel is 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from House of Marbles and within 6 mi (10 km) of Becky Falls and Devo …

£120
The Steam Packet Inn
The Steam Packet Inn

St Peters Quay, Totnes TQ9 5EW

4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Totnes, this inn is within a 10-minute walk of Berry Pomeroy, Elizabethan Garden, and High Cross House. Histori …

£65
Summerbay Resort Hotel
Summerbay Resort Hotel

7 Babbacombe Downs Road, Torquay TQ1 3LF

3.0 out of 5.0

Situated near the beach, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Bygones Victorian Museum and Babbacombe Model Village and …

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The Abbey Inn
The Abbey Inn

30 Buckfast Road, Buckfastleigh TQ11 0EA

3.0 out of 5.0

Situated on a river, this inn is within 1 mi (2 km) of Buckfast Abbey and Buckfast Butterfly Farm and Dartmoor Otter Sanctuar …

£55
Dartington Hall Hotel
Dartington Hall Hotel

Dartington Hall, Totnes TQ9 6EL

3.5 out of 5.0

Situated on a river, this romantic hotel is 2.5 mi (4 km) from Totnes Castle and within 9 mi (15 km) of Buckfast Abbey and …

£94
Dartbridge Inn Buckfastleigh
Dartbridge Inn Buckfastleigh

Totnes Road, Buckfastleigh TQ11 0DZ

3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in a rural location, this inn is within a 15-minute walk of Buckfast Butterfly Farm and Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary and …

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The Packhorse Inn
The Packhorse Inn

1 Plymouth Road, South Brent TQ10 9BH

4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in South Brent, this inn is within 9 mi (15 km) of The Watermark, Buckfast Butterfly Farm and Dartmoor Otter …

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Pocket Guide: Dartmoor Buckfast Abbey Hotels

Devon has a great range of historic attractions for the interested visitor, as well as a diverse and exciting coastline and landscapes such as Dartmoor which have formed the backdrop to many an atmospheric tale. There are plenty of B&Bs, family-run guesthouses and smart hotels in Devon which make ideal accommodation options, allowing quick and easy access to attractions such as Buckfast Abbey, saturated in history and well worth a visit while you're here.

Buckfast Abbey from Devon Hotels

Buckfast Abbey dominates the small market town of Buckfastleigh, which is situated on the very edge of Dartmoor. The original abbey here was founded by the Normans soon after the Conquest but along with many other abbeys across England it fell victim to Henry VIII during the Dissolution of the Monasteries in Tudor times. Like most of them it ended up falling into ruin, but fortunately in 1882 a group of Benedictine Monks from France set up a new abbey on the same spot. The present day abbey was built partly with donated money and much of the work was carried out by the monks themselves.

Devon Hotels for Exploring Buckfast Abbey

Buckfast Abbey's story turned out to be a happy one and full of surprises, not least of which was the arrival of the French monks and their determination to restore the sad old ruin. The restoration of the abbey was not completed until 1938 and nowadays it stands at the very heart of a thriving local community. Visitors who come here admire the modern stained glass window and fine mosaics which were the work of the monks, and can enjoy refreshments in the local high street cafés, pubs and restaurants.

While you're based nearby in B&B or hotel accommodation in Devon, there are numerous other attractions to see in the surrounding area. They include the Buckfast Butterfly Farm and Otter Sanctuary, a conservation area which also runs regular projects and hold workshops for schoolchildren, college students and visitors. It's well worth a visit if you're staying at a local guesthouse or hotel for any length of time, and is easy to reach.

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