Buckfastleigh in general Reviews
Newest Review: ... is fairly basic, including a Co-op supermarket, post office, Lloyds Bank, newsagent, and a chippy. For anything within reason in the electrical or computing line, the well-established Searle & Son is hard to beat. We’ve bought our computers, TV, music centres, fridges and washing machines there for the last ten years or so. Among the other speciality shops are Searle (no relation) Casualwear, including footwear and waterproof jackets, and Ratio Plastic Models, for quality model railway kits. A Farmers’ Market, specialising in local produce, is held every Thursday all the year round, with a range of organic meat and dairy pro... more
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by - written on 22/07/02, updated on 22/07/02 (Very useful, 129 readings)
Buckfastleigh is a small, peaceful historic mill town (population approx. 3,300) and Abbey site, situated on the southern edge of Dartmoor National Park, just off the A38, about halfway between Plymouth and Exeter. Buckfast literally means ‘stronghold’, a place where deer and buck were held, while the leigh was the open pasture where animals were grazed. The town grew up largely around Buckfast Abbey, which was originally founded in Norman times, was re-established as a Cistercian monastery around 1140 and perished after the dissolution during the reign of Henry VIII. In the 19th century the site was acquired by a community of Benedictine ... Read the complete review
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