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Egglestone Abbey

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Address: borders of Yorkshire and County Durham, Barnard Castle DL12 9TN, England
Phone Number: 01904 601901
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Peaceful and scenic

This is a very peaceful ruin, seemingly in the middle of nowhere, with free entry. It won't occupy a great deal of time but it's a nice place to wander around for a while. There... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This is a very peaceful ruin, seemingly in the middle of nowhere, with free entry. It won't occupy a great deal of time but it's a nice place to wander around for a while. There is a guide book which you may need to understand the place, but it is combined with Barnard Castle (and Bowes Castle), and you can't... More 

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Antigua, Sacatepequez, Guatemala
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Egglestone Abbey is a former Premonstratensian monastery just outside Barnard Castle on a very narrow road from the Bowes Museum. For a ruined minor abbey in the middle of nowhere it is surprisingly well preserved in parts (well, when you consider it was blown up!). The fireplaces in the novice hut and the living quarters are still intact as is... More 

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Thirsk, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

How long you need depends how long you stay! The car park is big enough for cars only (so, no coaches) which pretty much guarantees a quiet visit even with others about. It's an ancient ruin, laid to grass with foundation and marker stones protruding which give a very good indication of the buildings' scale. Part of the East wing... More 

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England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Pleasant spot for a short visit above the river.Peaceful and well placed for a gentle stroll on those few days where we have Clement weather.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

The abbey is a great landmark and offers lovely photographic opportunities whilst enjoying a walk in the beautifuL countryside. We parked the car at the abbey (it's free) and then walked the Teesdale Way to Cotherstone which follows the River Tees on undulating paths (which are mostly well signposted) but do go through many fields of sheep (and sometimes cows).... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

A gorgeous abbey located a few miles from the town of Barnard Castle. Follow the road from the town to Bowes museum (not bowes village) and you'll come to a sign post pointing to the right, the abbey is hard to miss. There are some really pretty walks to be had down the river, which is teaming with wildlife and... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

The remains of the small abbey stand in farmland overlooking a gorge containing the River Tees. The visit on a sunny summer morning showed of the site to best advantage. The air was full of birdsong and swallows were feeding chicks in the nest. The site is small but worth a visit especially as it is free. There is a... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

One of the better abbey ruins, located beside the river Tees. Historically nearly downgraded to a priory because of financial difficulties. Great views to the abbey from the other side of the river.

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We had been visiting Barnard Castle and saw the Abbey across the river on our way to our next destination. We were the only ones there so got to explore and get some great photos, even though the weather wasn't the best. There is a small area for parking and considering how well preserved the site was, we were surprised... More 

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Northumberland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

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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Address: Address: borders of Yorkshire and County Durham, Barnard Castle DL12 9TN, England
Phone Number: 01904 601901
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  County Durham  >  Barnard Castle

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