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Visitor Centre, free entry

Ampleforth Abbey

Ampleforth Abbey

Details

The Visitor Centre is located in the east end of Alban Roe House and is fully accessible. It is run by Fr. Kentigern and a wonderful team of volunteers who have a vast amount of knowledge about Ampleforth.

The Centre comprises of three rooms. The first room tells the day to day life of the Community and the vows they take. Room two tells of the history of Ampleforth Abbey and College and room three informs of activities such as local parishes, the orchard and cider production and a video compiled by the Community.

Children can enjoy completing the Mouse Hunt and arranging the clues to obtain the password to the Abbey.

With over 40,000 visitors since we opened in 2011, the visitor centre provides an interesting insight into Ampleforth Abbey.

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 not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowed

Opening details

Monday to Saturday - 10:00 - 16:00
Sunday - 11:00 - 16:00

Prices

Free entry

Contact

Ampleforth Abbey Visitor Centre

01439 766000

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 not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed