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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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Great quiet site and it's free

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
30 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

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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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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Durham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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15 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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53 reviews 53 reviews
15 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
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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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131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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