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Address: borders of Yorkshire and County Durham, Barnard Castle DL12 9TN, England
Phone Number: 01904 601901
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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... read more

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

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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Hamilton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

we found it by accident but are very pleased that we did. its a lovely area with lots to see. Having just left Fountains Abbey, this is the other end of the scale of religious life in an abbey. Its also a smaller scale but with all the basic functions. evidently it was poor for most of its operational lifetime... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

What a marvellous place. We were overwhelmed by the sheer size, which is well illustrated by stones marking the outline of walls long since lost. The structure remaining gives a sense of life many hundreds of years ago in this idyllic location above the River Tees. When leaving, head back to Barnard Castle along the opposite side of the river... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

This is a very peaceful ruin, seemingly in the middle of nowhere, with free entry. It won't occupy a great deal of time but it's a nice place to wander around for a while. There is a guide book which you may need to understand the place, but it is combined with Barnard Castle (and Bowes Castle), and you can't... More 

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Antigua, Sacatepequez, Guatemala
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Egglestone Abbey is a former Premonstratensian monastery just outside Barnard Castle on a very narrow road from the Bowes Museum. For a ruined minor abbey in the middle of nowhere it is surprisingly well preserved in parts (well, when you consider it was blown up!). The fireplaces in the novice hut and the living quarters are still intact as is... More 

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Thirsk, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

How long you need depends how long you stay! The car park is big enough for cars only (so, no coaches) which pretty much guarantees a quiet visit even with others about. It's an ancient ruin, laid to grass with foundation and marker stones protruding which give a very good indication of the buildings' scale. Part of the East wing... More 

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England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Pleasant spot for a short visit above the river.Peaceful and well placed for a gentle stroll on those few days where we have Clement weather.

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Darlington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

The abbey is a great landmark and offers lovely photographic opportunities whilst enjoying a walk in the beautifuL countryside. We parked the car at the abbey (it's free) and then walked the Teesdale Way to Cotherstone which follows the River Tees on undulating paths (which are mostly well signposted) but do go through many fields of sheep (and sometimes cows).... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

A gorgeous abbey located a few miles from the town of Barnard Castle. Follow the road from the town to Bowes museum (not bowes village) and you'll come to a sign post pointing to the right, the abbey is hard to miss. There are some really pretty walks to be had down the river, which is teaming with wildlife and... More 

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Address: borders of Yorkshire and County Durham, Barnard Castle DL12 9TN, England
Phone Number: 01904 601901
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  County Durham  >  Barnard Castle

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