Ampleforth Abbey

About Ampleforth Abbey

Set across a picturesque valley in the foothills of the North York Moors, Ampleforth Abbey has been home to a community of Benedictine monks since 1802.

Discover our rich history and learn more about monastic life at one of just a handful of working abbeys left in the UK, whilst taking the peaceful setting.

The Abbey Church is at the heart of life here at Ampleforth, and those wanting to join the Community for daily Mass can also be sure to receive a warm welcome.

Ampleforth church interior

Visit our grounds to explore serene lakes, trails and woodlands stretching across the 2,000-acre estate or book a space on a behind-the-scenes tour of the orchards and Cider Mill to see how Ampleforth Abbey’s famous apple cider is made.

Ampleforth Abbey from its grounds

You can also take advantage of our extensive sports facilities including at St Alban’s Sports Centre as well as golf, and an outdoor training centre.

For rest and relaxation visit the Abbey Tea Room serving homemade cakes, scones, and light meals, as well as freshly ground coffees and Yorkshire Tea. For a longer break, why not come away on retreat and allow yourself some time to reflect with a stay in our dedicated accommodation.

Visit Ampleforth Abbey


Accessible parking

To Abbey Church and Visitor Centre.

Level access at alternative entrance

To Abbey Church and Visitor Centre.

Accessible public toilet

With handrails and emergency call system.

For full details and facilities please visit Ampleforth Abbey 's website


Ampleforth Abbey provides a range of facilities to offer you a fantastic day out


The Windmill Tea Room offers light meals, a wide selection of teas and coffees.

Dogs at Ampleforth Abbey

Trained assistance dogs welcome.

Getting here

Contact us

Ampleforth Abbey, Ampleforth, York YO62 4EN
Tel 01439 764111
Email Ampleforth Abbey


About one mile to the east of Ampleforth village.

Public transport

Stephenson's run a daily bus service from York, Easingwold and Helmsley.

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