Ampleforth Abbey

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Ampleforth Abbey has been home to a Community of Benedictine monks since 1802. The Abbey Church is the centre of monastic life and is open to visitors all year round.

Guided tours of the Abbey Church are available every Thursday at 2:15pm or by appointment. On certain dates pre-booked tours of the Apple Orchard and Cider Mill are also available and these tours include a delicious lunch and produce sampling.

Explore the beautiful lakes, trails and woodlands or take advantage of the extensive sports facilities including a fitness gym, 9 hole golf course and swimming pool.

For rest and relaxation enjoy a refreshing cup of tea in the Tea Room, where sandwiches, light meals and afternoon tea are served. Try a slice of delicious apple cake made with apples from our orchard.

In the Abbey Shop you will find a wide selection of gifts and monastic produce including the famous Ampleforth Cider, Abbey Beer and Brandies made using fruit from the estate.

The interactive display at the Visitor Centre tells the story of Ampleforth Abbey and details the day to day life of the Monastic Community.



 

Guide Prices

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

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Wheelchairs available

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)

Catering

  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments
  • Picnic site

Children

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome

Groups

  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitality

Parking

  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Gift shop
  • Postbox
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed

Site Features

  • Regional Tourist Board Member

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

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 inAmpleforth 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.Accessible by Public Transport: Thirsk station is 15 miles away.

Ampleforth Abbey

Type:Abbey

York, North Yorkshire, YO62 4EN
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Awards

  • Yorkshire AwardsWelcome To Yorkshire Member Welcome To Yorkshire Member 2016
  • Visit EnglandVistEngland VAQAS Gold VistEngland VAQAS Gold 2018
  • Yorkshire AwardsDiscover Yorkshire Coast local members logo Discover Yorkshire Coast local members logo 2017

Opening Times

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