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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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Beautiful, atmospheric ruined abbey

Let's be clear: this site has no facilities other than a small (but free) car park and a small information plaque which gives a brief overview of the Abbey's history. There's no... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Darlington, United Kingdom
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Darlington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Let's be clear: this site has no facilities other than a small (but free) car park and a small information plaque which gives a brief overview of the Abbey's history. There's no gift shop, no toilets, no cafe and it's all the better for it. It's just a ruined abbey set in beautiful Teesdale countryside; there's no admission charge. Once... More 

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Middlesbrough
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Went here Saturday morning with my 13 year old son , no one else here so had it to ourselves which was great. My son and I loved it , great place where you can let your imagination run wild and you can see where the stair cases and door holes used to be bet it was once a quiet... More 

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South Shields, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

It's unbelievable this was founded in 1195. Your imagination just runs wild when you visit this place. The tomb of Rafe Bowes can be seen and the grounds are beautifully kept. Well worth a walk around.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We came across the Abbey quite by chance at dusk. It was unbelievably atmospheric. Well worth a visit. The surrounding countryside is breathtaking.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

We went here just by chance, it is a lovely place to visit if you are in the area. Nice place to have a picnic, kids can run around without getting into trouble.

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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Super site but could do with more signage - there is one large board detailing the footprint but smaller signs beside individual features would be so much more informative and would bring the ruins to life. Certainly worth a visit on a walk around the Barnard Castle area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Walk to Egglestone Abbey along the riverside lath from Barnard Castle to see it at its best high above the river. A lovely, peaceful place. Easy parking. Great place for a picnic.

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Russell, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

My friends moved to Barnard Castle last year and we spend 2 weeks each year excavating another Premonstratensian Abbey in Suffold (Leiston Abbey) so when they discovered that they moved to a town that has another one of those 34 or so Premonstranesian Abbeys in the country they where very keen to show me on a recent visit. We walked... More 

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We found this Abbey totally by accident as we were out for a drive. It is in a very pretty area and, once you go up the steps in the rear, you get beautiful views of the surrounding countryside. The Abbey itself is an English Heritage site and, although quite small, very interesting. There is a free car park at... More 

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Darlington, Co Durham, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This is an English Heritage property set close to Barnard Castle and the River Tees. It is possible to walk on part of the Teesdale Way and do a 3 mile circular walk from Barnard Castle. You walk beside the river then cross Egglestone bridge to get to the abbey. The footpath back gives great views of Bowes museum in... More 

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