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Ampleforth Abbey

Ampleforth Abbey

Details

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, lights 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 Visitor Centre tells the story of Ampleforth Abbey and details the day to day life of the Monastic Community.

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

Opening details

Monday to Saturday
Tea Room 10:00 – 17:30
Abbey Shop 10:30 – 17:00
Visitor Centre 10:00 – 16:00

Sunday
Tea Room 12:00 – 17:30
Abbey Shop 11:00 – 16:00
Visitor Centre 11:00 – 16:00

Alternative opening times may be in operation at Easter and Christmas – please check the website for 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