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Abbey, free entry

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Ampleforth Abbey

Ampleforth Abbey

Details

Ampleforth Abbey has been home to a Benedictine Community since 1802. All visitors are welcome to join the community for services within the Abbey Church.

Explore our beautiful lakes, trails and woodlands. Take advantage of our extensive sports facilities and sample our delicious homemade cakes and light meals in our tea room.

You are welcome to look around at your leisure or join a guided tour of the Abbey or orchards.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePostboxPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs acceptedSmoking not allowed

Visitors are welcome to use the Abbey Tea Room, The Abbey Bookshop, Golf Course, St Albans Sports Centre, Lakes and our Visitor Centre in summer 2011.

Opening details

Open Monday to Saturday 10.00 - 17:30, Sunday 11.00 - 17:30.
Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day. Please see website for further details.

Prices

Free entry

There is no admission charge for visiting Ampleforth Abbey or the grounds but donations are welcome.

Address

Ampleforth,
York,
YO62 4EN

Location

Directions

See location of Ampleforth Abbey on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 598788  Lat: 54.20147 Long: -1.08478

By Road:
From Thirsk take the A170 towards Scarborough and Helmsley going up Sutton Bank. Just before Helmsley at park gates turn right on to the B1257 at Sproxton. Then take the first right to Ampleforth.
At the T junction turn sharp left to the Abbey and follow signs. From York take the B1363 crossing the northern ring road and signed to Sutton-on-the-Forest and Helmsley. At Brandsby village turn left following sign to Yearsley and Ampleforth. At the T juncton in
Ampleforth village turn right onto the road to Oswaldkirk. Half a mile outside Ampleforth you can see the Abbey on your right. From thereon follow the signs.

Stephenson's buses also run a daily timetable from York, Helmsley and Easingwold.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 15 miles from Thirsk station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Visitors are welcome to use the Abbey Tea Room, The Abbey Bookshop, Golf Course, St Albans Sports Centre, Lakes and our Visitor Centre in summer 2011.