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Egglestone Abbey

Address: borders of Yorkshire and County Durham, Barnard Castle, England
Phone Number: 01904 601901
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Sights & Landmarks

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London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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169 reviews 169 reviews
120 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 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
3 reviews 3 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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107 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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