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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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Peace and quiet

An atmospheric ruin, with enough left to imagine what it might have been like 600 years ago or more. No stewards and no fussy labels; lovely surroundings.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 6, 2015
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

What an atmospheric place this is. We were there on a cold and slightly misty morning and could clearly imagine the chanting of monks. The information given on the one board is pretty basic, this site had no staff on duty on the day we visited, not sure if this changes 'in season' but they could do with giving a... More 

Thank 620SueC
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

An atmospheric ruin, with enough left to imagine what it might have been like 600 years ago or more. No stewards and no fussy labels; lovely surroundings.

Thank Europhile-7
Oban, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

this is a great place to visit you have open space lots of fun with children and great history all at the same time great for picnics or get some fantastic fish and chips from Barnard Castle and enjoy in peace full surroundings fantastic for peaceful evening strolls fantastic photography as well

Thank yorkshirtyke
Stockton on Tees
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140 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

This abbey is an excellent destination if you are in Richmond and fancy an easy walk along the river. Although these are ruins rather than buildings they are nevertheless very interesting with good information borads throughout the site

Thank Go4fun2
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27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Brilliant place to play prince and princesses or hide and seek! Also helps children appreciate the history of our community. Lots of exploring to do and space to run around. Perfect for a picnic.

Thank Jadekia
Oswaldtwistle, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

This was a lovely ruin, full of interest. A written guide is needed. No entry fee. be careful which road you take to get there. One is very narrow. Great views from the road of the Abbey

Thank Carol R
Durham, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

This beautiful ruin is worth a visit if you are in the area. We went in the afternoon after we'd been to Bowes Museum and the light was fantastic. We got lots of moody shots of the abbey. There is parking there and I was delighted to see that for once, there was no litter anywhere. Well done to both... More 

Thank puddleduck2
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

This is an unmanned site but covered in the guidebook we purchased at Barnard Castle. Very interesting history,.

Thank Diane G
Darlington, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

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 

Thank A S
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47 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

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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