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