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Egglestone Abbey

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Address: borders of Yorkshire and County Durham, Barnard Castle, England
Phone Number: 01904 601901

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A lovely quiet and out of the way site near the river Tees. Lovely abbey ruins and well worth a visit. Parking can be a little tight. Free entry.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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Northumberland, United Kingdom
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Northumberland, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

A lovely quiet and out of the way site near the river Tees. Lovely abbey ruins and well worth a visit. Parking can be a little tight. Free entry.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Lovely walk along the river, we ended up at Egglestone Abbey. It was so peaceful, almost hauntingly so. Well worth the amble

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Petersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

A lovely open place which wasn't overcrowded. Able to run about and play hide and seek with the whole family and friends which was a really fun way to explore this ancient Abbey.

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Glasgow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Still quite a lot of the original stonework remaining. We visited on misty Sunday morning so felt very atmospheric. Free and worth a visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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15 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

There's an excellent circular walk, starting at Barnard Castle parish church and ending up at the old restored mills. It's very simple, a wonderful walk along the north bank of the Tees (sheep and scarp), across the river on a robust but narrow road bridge, detour into Egglestone Abbey (free!) and then back into Barney via (because we like a... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Beautiful location and great place to explore. The ruins are quite well preserved so there is something to see and atmosphere to enjoy. Small, free car park and free entry. Well worth a stop off if you are in the area.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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159 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Just happened across Egglestone Abbey when following diverted traffic and, even then, it's pretty close to Barnard Castle. There is quite a lot surviving from part of the abbey, to grave monuments and the remains of a house. Lots of parking space and I was surprised to find that there is no charge to visit. Didn't spend too long here... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Lovely walk (approx 2 miles) from Barnard Castle, along by the river, brings you to the ruins of Egglestone Abbey, set in beautiful countryside, close to a camp site.

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

The ruins are not as extensive as, say, Richmond or Finchale. It's in a pretty setting, with some explanation boards. No charge. Very little left of the Abbey Church.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

We stumbled upon this ruin by accident. What a great find. Full of atmosphere and very pleasant on what was a warm sunny day. Kids loved climbing on the stone work! Some great photographic opportunities. On a sunny day - beautiful!!

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