The Abbey Church is open all year round and visitors are welcome to visit the Abbey Tea Room, Abbey Shop and the Visitor Centre.
There are several walks through the extensive grounds and the Abbey is also home to St Alban's Sports Centre, which features a fitness gym and 25m swimming pool.
Admission to Abbey and Grounds is free but donations are welcome.
Visitor Centre: Monday to Saturday 10am - 4pm Sunday: 11am - 4pm
Abbey Shop: Monday to Saturday 10:30am - 5pm Sunday 11am - 4pm
Abbey Tea Room: Monday to Saturday 10am - 5:30pm Sunday 12am - 5:30pm
Since 1802, Ampleforth Abbey has been home to a community of Benedictine monks. Guided tours of the Abbey Church are available every Thursday at 2:15pm or by appointment.
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 spiritual and devotional items alongside 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. Why not sample the award winning produce which is made on site using apples from the Orchard. Pre-booked tours of the Apple Orchard and Cider Mill are available which include a delicious lunch and produce sampling.
Accessible Fully accessible
Children welcome Children can enjoy the 'Mouse Hunt' in the Visitor Centre. Children's sandwiches and pizzas are available in the Tea Room.
Dogs welcome Outdoor areas only, except on sports pitches. All dogs to be kept on a lead. Guide dogs permitted in buildings
13 miles from Thirsk Tourist Information.
Ampleforth Abbey, Ampleforth Abbey and College, Ampleforth, York YO62 4EN
T: 01439 766000