Ampleforth Visitors

25 October 2014

Whether you are looking for a tour of the Abbey, beautiful walks or simply time to reflect, you are assured of a warm welcome. Visitors are invited to spend the day at Ampleforth and enjoy the facilities that we offer including the Abbey Tea Room with a fantastic selection of food and beverages, the Abbey Shop and our state-of-the-art Visitor Centre, providing a comprehensive insight into the history of Ampleforth.

Admission to the Abbey and Grounds is free but we do welcome donations to support the work of the Abbey and the Benedictine Community.

Ampleforth Abbey Tours

We offer free tours of the Abbey Church on Thursday's at 14:15. The starting point is in the main hall near reception. The tour begins at the commemoration site of the beginning of the Ampleforth Community history in 1802 and it leads to the Abbey Church, the centre of the Community’s life and work where Divine Office is prayed five times per day.

The tour takes a maximum of one hour.

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