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Ampleforth Abbey

Abbey Shop

Abbey Tearooms

Ampleforth Abbey Visitor Centre

LOCATION

Ampleforth Abbey ,Ampleforth, YO62 4EN map
Tel: 01439 766000
Fax: 01439 766724
Email: lettings@ampleforth.org.uk
www: www.ampleforth.org.uk external link

DESCRIPTION

The new Visitor Centre centre explains the history of the abbey and the Benedictines way of life.

It contains interpretation panels and some interactive elements for children.

The visitor centre is in building number 32, Alban Roe House.

There is a Giftshop, Bookshop, Abbey Cafe and toilet faceilities There is parking ight beside the building as well as on the way down snake drive.

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OPENING TIMES

Monday-Sat: 10.00 - 16.00, Sun: 11.00 - 17.00

ADMISSION

Free

Location

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Contact

Easingwold Tourist Information
Chapel Lane
Easingwold
York
YO61 3AE
Tel 01347 821530
Fax 01347 821530

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It's a fact

Sqdn Ldr. Jack Currie was a famous WW2 bomber pilot who lived in our area. Some time after leaving the RAF he got a job as an instructor with the Home Office Defence School situated at Hawk Hills, Easingwold. During these post war years he decided to write his memoirs of his wartime experience as a pilot of a Lancaster Bomber. This book had the title of \"Lancaster Target\" which became very popular and sold in the thousands. He wrote this book whilst visiting the George Hotel in Easingwold in the evening whilst enjoying a pint. Sadly he died much too soon and is now at laid at rest in Easingwold church cemetery where one can view his unusual gravestone which mentions the fact that he was a famous wartime pilot and author. His funeral service was attended by hundreds of people, including the members of the BBC who produced a film of him being interviewed in respect of his wartime period when he was stationed at Wickenby in Lincolnshire.

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