Abbey Church Tour


The starting point is in the main hall near reception.


The tour begins at the commemoration site of the beginning of the Ampleforth Community history in 1802. It takes in the portrait of Cardinal Basil Hume, who was Abbot of Ampleforth between 1963 and 1976 and Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster between 1976 and 1999. It leads to the Abbey Church, the centre of the Community’s life and work where Divine Office is prayed five times per day.


The tour takes a maximum of one hour.


Abbey tours are led by a member of the Community and are priced at £3.00 per person.



The Abbey Church was designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott who also designed Battersea Power Station and the red telephone box.