Welcome to Ampleforth
Ampleforth Abbey is home to a community of Benedictine monks who seek God according to the Gospel and the Rule of St Benedict.
Within the 2,000 acres of Yorkshire countryside that Ampleforth Abbey calls home there is also a Tea Room, Abbey Shop, Visitor and Sports Centre. Visitors are invited to spend the day at Ampleforth and enjoy these facilities, whether you are looking for a tour of the Abbey Church, beautiful walks or simply time to reflect, you are assured a warm welcome.
Many of our visitors come to join one of the organised retreats or quiet days that run throughout the year. Others come to stay on an individual basis, perhaps looking for quiet and rhythm in an increasingly busy, noisy and confusing world.
Whatever your incentive for visiting Ampleforth, we wish you an enjoyable stay and hope that our website can help you to find anything you may need both before or after your visit.