Buckfast Abbey is well worth a visit. Its basic shape is cruciform, with the Church positioned in an east-west direction, the cloister and domestic buildings lying on the south side.
Buckfast has elements of Cistercian design, such as pointed Gothic windows, all harmoniously complemented by rounded Romanesque arches of Anglo-Norman style. The exterior walls of the church and domestic buildings were built of local blue limestone. The window arches, quoins, coping stones, turrets and West Front are in mellow Ham Hill stone quarried in Somerset. In short a very magnificent building. Gardens and cafe good too!
For more great images of the Abbey visit Picture The UK, a website owned by a friend who is systematically photographing all of the uk – amazing!