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Attractions in Buckfastleigh

  • Working Benedictine monastery reknowned for producing Buckfast Tonic Wine. The abbey was established in 1018 and rebuilt in 1882. Website contains extensive information on monks and abbey.

  • Extremely well preserved Norman shell keep. Motte and bailey castle with splendid views over the River Dart

  • Attractive granite and thatch 15th Century, grade II* listed historic building. The house has recently undergone a major restoration project

  • Situated on the edge of Dartmoor, next to a river populated by wild otters, the sanctuary has enclosures of both British and Asian short-clawed otters.

  • A unique visitor centre with fifteen shops, eating places and workshops set in a village atmosphere.

  • Charming Museum housing an eclectic collection of items of local historical interest.