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Egglestone Abbey

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Address: Egglestone Abbey Abbey Lane, Barnard Castle DL12 9TN, England
Phone Number: 01904 601901
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a bit of history

there is not much to see really a few walls and some stairs to climb but if like me you find it interesting then it is ok we were passing so it was worth a visit

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

there is not much to see really a few walls and some stairs to climb but if like me you find it interesting then it is ok we were passing so it was worth a visit

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Cramlington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Looking down on the river, a 30 minute tour of the ruins gives some idea of the way of life of the inhabitants. Best done on a sunny day and can be included with other venues e.g. Bowes Museum on a walk from Barnard Castle.

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Thank Chris N
West Sussex, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have never been to Egglestone Abbey before this summer, although we must have driven past it multiple times. If you have ever been to Boxgrove Priory (on the South Coast) then this is a similar place. The sign board highlights that they had wanted to downgrade the Abbey to a Priory. This is a free to visit site, with... More 

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Thank Helen J
Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An interesting site owned by English heritage. Free to park there and to visit. Lovely walk along the river to nearby village of Whorlton or Barnard Castle.

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Southport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You don't get much for free these days! However, this one is! Although there's no interactive activities for kids, shops or facilities, it is certainly worth a look around. Even with a 6 year old we managed 30+ mins looking around the abbey. It would have been amazing in its day!

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Barnard Castle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The best pictures are from the road at a height .... Once you get to the Abby you feel you have gone back in time. Check out the number of chimneys and figure out how many floors the Abby had .....you will be amazed.

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Barnard Castle, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Egglestone Abbey sits above a bend in the River Tees, and is an ideal site for a picnic. Stretch your legs and walk to the 12th century Barnard Castle. The walk partly follows the river, and takes around 40 minutes. Barnard castle looms over the river in the heart of the town. Access: Disabled access is limited. Parking: There is... More 

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Thank Vince W
Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

Pleasant ruin which you can wander round & even go up to first floor. Lovely countryside around and although we walked to it along the river from Barnard Castle there was a free car park on site.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

We could not believe the amount of times we have been to Barnard Castle and this was the first time we had heard of this much less visited it. Just outside of the town a surprisingly beautiful find (even in bad weather it looked stunning). There is free entry and a small car park so this is well worth a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

This is a nice place to visit, with small car park. There is no visitors centre or cafe, but the grounds offer many places to sit on well tended lawns and have a picnic. I have visited here on a number of times with my family and always enjoyed exploring the ruins. A tranquil and lovely place to visit. The... More 

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