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Buckfast Abbey & Paignton

Buckfast Abbey & Paignton

The Abbey is a working monastery where a community of Benedictine monks live self-sufficiently, welcoming visitors whilst Salcombe is Devon's sailing capital.

Buckfast Abbey & Paington

 

Nestled in the shadow of Dartmoor, in a beautiful wooded valley beside the river Dart, Buckfast Abbey offers visitors a tranquil refuge from the hectic pace of everyday life. The Abbey is a working monastery where a community of Benedictine monks live self-sufficiently, welcoming visitors from all around the world. At the heart of the site is the Abbey Church, a spiritual haven for the many thousands of visitors who come each year. There is an overwhelming sense of peace as soon as you enter the grounds with the church surrounded by gardens which in the summer come alive with colour.

 

Within the Abbey precinct, visitors can browse in the Bookshop or visit the Monastic Shop which has an extraordinary array of products made by nuns and monks across Europe. There is also a gift shop and information point by the Westgate entrance. In the Grange Restaurant, you can relax and enjoy tea and homemade cakes or choose from a range of hot meals and light snacks which are changed daily. Escape for a while at Buckfast – worlds away from the busy rush of the everyday and just a few minutes from the A38.

 

Paignton

Famous for its long, sandy beaches, paddler-friendly waters and a colourful, bustling pier, Paignton remains a popular, traditional seaside resort.

The lively seafront of Paignton, Devon, and that of nearby Goodrington, offer a host of attractions from the waterslides of Quaywest to crazy golf on Paignton Green

There are a number of pubs and restaurants on the seafront with lovely views out to sea, and a quaint harbour tucked away where it is possible to arrange water sports in the Bay. There are also a number of cultural possibilities for those who want to dig a little deeper that just building sandcastles.No visit to Paignton would be complete without a visit to the stunning Oldway Mansions, built back in 1874 for Isaac Singer, creator of the famous sewing machine.

With its elegant colonnade, beautiful Italian gardens and resplendent architecture, the buildings and grounds are reminiscent of the palace of Versailles.

 

Depart for home 5.30pm

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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Name Address Contact Details
Bridgwater Bridgwater Mount Street Bus Stop
Rear of Angel Place Shopping centre
Bristol Anchor Road West Anchor Road, Outside @ Bristol-We The Curious
Westbound Bus Stop
Bristol Tesco Tesco's Eastville Bus stop - Jct 2 of M32
(Tesco's Car park only has a 2 Hr. parking limit)
Burnham on Sea Burnham on Sea, Pier Street
Bus Stop The Old Pier Tavern
Clevedon Clevedon
Tui Travel Agency
Gordano Gordano M5 Services CAR PARK
Highbridge Highbridge, Church Street Bus Stop
Near to Church
Weston Borough Arms Sth Outside the Borough Arms Bus Shelter
Locking Road
Weston-super-Mare Weston-super-Mare
Locking Road Car Park
Worle - Homebase South Worle - Bridge Farm Opposite Argos Homebase Bus St
New Bristol Road
Worle - P/Green South Worle - Preanes Green, New Bristol Rd.
Opposite side of Road to Summer Lane Bus Shelter
From Price Book Now Call Back Telephone Favourites
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