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Address: Egglestone Abbey Abbey Lane, Barnard Castle DL12 9TN, England
Phone Number: +44 1904 601901
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Saw this from a distance

Driving home from staying in a holiday let I noticed the ruins in the distance. As a keen photographer I thought I might take some photos ,I'm glad I made the effort . there is a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Anthony T
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Driving home from staying in a holiday let I noticed the ruins in the distance. As a keen photographer I thought I might take some photos ,I'm glad I made the effort . there is a car park nearby but I had parked quite a way away as I just crossed an old stone bridge left the wife in the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our driver said we passed right by Eggleston Abbey on the way to our wedding reception from the church and said it was lovely for photos.. I'd never been or heard of it but searched it and it looked amazing! "Sure why not!" We said to him. We pulled up in the car park which was reasonably empty, the Abbey... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

I visited Egglestone Abbey upon the insistence of my sister who lives in Barnard Castle. Truly thankful that I did. Was amazed at the structure built in the 1190s. A beautiful location for a picnic and for history buffs.

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harrogate
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

Visited the abbey which has impressive ruins Free admission and has a small car park as well. Very peaceful and tranquil. Ideal for a picnic. Well worth visiting and is close to Barnard Castle and Bowes castle and Bowes museum.

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Aramco
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

This abbey is situated just outside of the town of Barnard Castle. There is no admission fee and you are free to walk amongst the ruins of the old abbey. If you drive to Barnard Castle after visiting the abbey, there is a nice view of the abbey and the river below you. This is not a "worth a trip"... More 

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Ulladulla, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

Considering the age parts have weathered very well. Atmosphere is great with surrounding landscape and the noise from the nearby river adding a backdrop.Great backdrop for photos.

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

I used to go all the time when I was a kid with parents and sisters and loved it then. My big sis takes the kids all the time so I went along one day and it was the exact same as I remembered from when I was a kid so was gd. Defo recommend going here if weathers nice... More 

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Mattoon, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

The abbey ruins are wonderful to see and photograph. There is no fee to stop and see these gorgeous ruins!

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

this is an unmanned site and not much information is available at the site. the guide book for this site is incorporated into the book for Barnard castle, so it is useful to go there first!

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

These ruins are free to discover and wander about in, perfect for a lazy stroll, but don't take a pushchair, some bits are bumpy. You won't spend a lot of time there but it's worth a look. Did I mention it's free?

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