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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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James Bond in the ruins

Stopped for lunch in the ruins on a walk around Barney . Boys enjoyed playing st bond amongst the ruins . Good place to start a walk along the tees or just pause for a break

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for lunch in the ruins on a walk around Barney . Boys enjoyed playing st bond amongst the ruins . Good place to start a walk along the tees or just pause for a break

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Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Egglestone Abbey sits off by itself in a field not far from Barnard Castle. Although it is an English Heritage property, they have no presence at the site and, consequently, there is no charge to visit. It is a relatively small ruin, but with a lot of remaining stonework. It's the sort of place that is worth visiting if you're... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 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 

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Thank 620SueC
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
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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.

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Thank Europhile-7
Oban, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
14 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

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Thank yorkshirtyke
Stockton on Tees
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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

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

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.

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Thank Jadekia
Oswaldtwistle, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
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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

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Thank Carol R
Durham, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
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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 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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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,.

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