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Egglestone Abbey

borders of Yorkshire and County Durham, Barnard Castle, England
01904 601901
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins
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English first
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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Banbury, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Beautiful place!! Peaceful, full of atmosphere. Well worth the visit, not many people visiting which made it more pleasant too.

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Barnard Castle, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is really worth a look. Not only does it race imagination with the scale of the place - but its also free. Great way for children to let off a bit of steam in a controlled place too.

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East Midlands
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83 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Down a narrow track the abbey is small but atmospheric. Even more so when I visited with a huge rainbow arcing overhead. The display board at the gate puts the ruins into context and each area is labelled. Useful as so much of the abbey is in ruins. On a windy day it wasn't hard to imagine how hard life... More

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Burnley
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We arrived just before ten. The carpark was still locked, but we accessed the ruins easily. There was just another couple, German, there too. We exchanged pleasantries and walked around together. I loved the peace and beauty. The next day we saw Fountains Abbey. Much more to see, but hoardes of people. Here we could reflect quietly. Not spectacular, but... More

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Kirkoswald, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Fantastic buildings, quiet, bags of atmosphere. Also went to the Meeting of the Waters a few miles on which was lovely,

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UK
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Egglestone Abby essentially a ruin but with enough of it remaining to spark your imagination. It is a place that is at once both romantic, with its warm honey stone and nearby grazing cattle, and eerie with its tale of improvised monks and dark lords. As a picnic spot it takes some beating with its breathtaking views over that same... More

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Manchester, England
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Somewhere to reflect and wind down. Beatiful setting and can be included in a very nice walk from Barnard Castle.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The remains of the abbey make for a nice leisurely walk. Very peaceful surroundings. Without a car, getting here is quite a long hike.

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Los Angeles, California
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36 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Egglestone Abbey is a real surprise on the way to visit the Bowes museum. There it is just ahead on the road without warning. Stark and lonely and little visited. We certainly didn't expect it and that made it all the more dramatic. The day was a little overcast which all added to the mystery and stirred the imagination to... More

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