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Location, Transport & Accommodation

The AWSOME course is usually hosted at St Cuthbert's Conference Centre at Buckfast Abbey

It has:

  • Good access to A38
  • Excellent catering facilities & accommodation
  • Free wireless internet

Transport options

Buckfast Abbey is most conveniently accessible by car. Directions can be found below.


St Cuthbert's Conference Centre

Buckfast Abbey,



TQ11 0EE

Directions to the Conference Centre car park:

From the A38 Plymouth to Exeter, take the Dart Bridge turn off and follow the brown directional signs to Buckfast Abbey. At the roundabout beside The Mill Shop, follow the road to the left up the hill.

Go past the main Abbey car park entrance and take the next right (Higher Mill Lane).

Follow the road past the houses on the left to a T-junction at the village green (Grange Road/Buckfast Road).

Turn right into Buckfast Road (not right into Grange Road) and follow the road until the next turning on the left which is Northwood Lane. The entrance gates to St. Cuthbert’s are a short distance along on the right.

Buckfast Abbey can also be accessed by bus or train.

Bus: National Express offer services to Ivybridge

Train: The mainline to London Paddington also offers services to Ivybridge

From Ivybridge, Buckfast Abbey is a 20 minute taxi journey and should cost around £20.

Local accommodation options

There are several good accommodation options which offer easy access to Buckfast Abbey. Tripadvisor provides a good summary of these.

Less than 10 minutes on foot

Northgate House - This new hotel-style development is situated in the grounds of Buckfast Abbey. Prices range from £69-89 per night and include breakfast.

Less than 10 minutes by car or 30 minutes on foot

Kilbury Manor - This beautiful B&B routinely gets excellent reviews and won an AA Gold Star award in 2013. Prices range from £65-75 per night and include breakfast.

Tradesman's Arms - This quaint, community-run pub gets good reviews and has a 4 star rating from the Dartmoor National Park Authority. It also brews its own real ales. Prices range from £65-75 per night and include breakfast.

Furzeleigh Mill - This cozy pub gets good reviews. Prices range from £45-55 per night and include breakfast.