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Ampleforth Abbey & Grounds

Ampleforth

Explore the beautiful grounds of Ampleforth Abbey in North Yorkshire, and its lakes, trails and woodlands.

Features

Beautiful Abbey with stunning architecture

Abbey Tours available

Lovely Grounds to explore, with lake and woodland

Fantastic Visitor Centre with film, displays, quiz and a Mouse Hunt

Tours of the Orchard and Cider Mill available

Facilities

Ampleforth Abbey Shop selling books, cards and much more.

‘Monastic Produce’ available on sale, such as the new Ampleforth Abbey Beer (similar recipe to one used in the 17th Century). Also Ampleforth Abbey Cider, Apple Liquer, Cider Brandy, Sloe Gin and much more. All available in the Shop and the Tea Rooms also.

Wonderful Tea Room offering foods of “unequivocal excellence”

‘The Windmill’ – perfect for parties, Christenings, etc. Catering service available too.

Home to a community of Benedictine Monks since 1802, Ampleforth Abbey is a ‘must explore’ when you’re visiting North Yorkshire. Whether you’re wishing to take a tour of the Abbey, try our lovely walks or just wish to have time to reflect, you’ll be made very welcome.

The first Abbey Church was built in the 19th Century. It was demolished to make way for the completion of the new Church, beginning in 1924 with the building of the Choir. The Abbey was finished and consecrated in 1961.

Our Visitor Centre tells the Ampleforth story and details the day-to-day life of the Monastic community, featuring display panels, audio items and film, and an interactive quiz. The ‘mouse hunt’ will entertain our younger visitors.

Why not refuel and refresh in our excellent licensed Tea Room and enjoy the superb delights we have to offer, with home-made cakes, scones, light meals and scrumptious afternoon teas?

The Abbey shop beholds many a treat. Not just books and cards, but our award winning Monastic produce – Ampleforth Cider, beer, liqueur and even Cider Brandy.

We’re located 3 miles from the A170 Thirsk to Scarborough Road and we’re only 5 miles from Helmsley.

Admission to the Abbey and Grounds is free, but we welcome donations, which support the work of the Abbey and our community.

Open every day. Check website for opening times and tours of the Orchard and Cider Mill

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