Ampleforth Abbey

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

Although, due to refurbishment, our Tea Room, Abbey Shop and Visitor Centre are currently closed, visitors are invited to spend the day at Ampleforth, whether you are looking to view the Abbey Church,  try one of the 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.