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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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Manchester, England
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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
11 helpful votes 11 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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130 reviews 130 reviews
36 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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Preston, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Nice old abbey ruins, easy to find just outside Barnard Castle. Free parking and basic information provided. It was cold on our trip but you only have to stay 20 mins or so before you have completed all the nooks and crannies. The view from the nearby road over the old bridge is good - you get a top-down view... More

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Stratford upon Avon, England
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

A charming ruin with a small carpark alongside. A lovely place to enjoy a sandwich and imagine what the lives of the monks would have been like.

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Skipton
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Take a drive up rack marked as not suitable for heavy goods vehicles up the slight rise, and you come to the carpark- and its free, as in the entry to the Abbey. Open the gate and you are in the Abbey. Its a gorgeous ruin, small but perfectly formed, albeit adapted over the years. Its a place of tranquility,... More

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

A stunning ruin. There isn't much to see here aside from the ruin, you can look around it in twenty minutes or so, but it is impressive and worth a short trip. The river bank is a brief walk away and is pretty year-round, I'd recommend leaving the car in the park at the abbey and taking an hour-long walk... More

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Bakewell, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

do not need your walking boots on to go around this site only small but a peaceful spot to think and wonder what it must have been like all those years ago

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

A lovely, small ruined abbey (interesting contrast with Fountains Abbey near Ripon). An excellent place from which to walk in to Barnard Castle along the Teeside Way (about a mile). We also walked along Thorsgill Beck to the B6277. The path is a little tricky in places (fallen tree, landslip). We followed a bridlepath over the fields on the way... More

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London, United Kingdom
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143 reviews 143 reviews
27 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Approaching Barnard Castle from the south, we just happened to see this ruin as we waited at traffic lights. You approach down a no through road (if coming by car) and it really is an imposing sight when seen for the first time. With just a car park (free) and no other facilities, this is a very quiet attraction. The... More

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