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Egglestone Abbey

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Address: Egglestone Abbey Abbey Lane, Barnard Castle DL12 9TN, England
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+44 1904 601901
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Fantastic short free visit

Visited with our 4 children under the age of 8, my wife and my mother Pleasantly surprised Was nice to walk around and explore The kids enjoyed running around and checking out the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
andrewcaseuk
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Morecambe, England, United Kingdom
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Morecambe, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited with our 4 children under the age of 8, my wife and my mother Pleasantly surprised Was nice to walk around and explore The kids enjoyed running around and checking out the little nooks and tunnels Shame some people had left a couple of bags of dog poo on one of the walls. If you are going to bag... More 

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was another Abbey that we visited on our tour of North Yorkshire and Durham. You can make out through the charming ruins that this was a monastery. With the help of the information board you can recognise the living quarters and the toilet drainage system. Well done the English heritage on providing free entry and car parking.

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Redcar, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

With staying in Bowes for a couple of nights we wanted to do as much as we could. We used the internet to search what was nearby and eggleston abbey came up. So glad it did, its truly beautiful, obviously what's left of it. So interesting. There is an information board with a layout of what certain parts used to... More 

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Thank Danielle G
Northumberland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just outside Barnard Castle along a single track lane beside the Tees. The ruins have been well consolidated if not so well explained on site. The site is very scenic and romantic. No wonder it has a tragic ghost story attached. We had a quick exploration of the ruinous mill on the river. Very hazardous, probably should not go in... More 

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Thank LizzieKayy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

It's a wild, windy place. The abbey is worth the visit though. Lots of amazing architecture left, the windows are still there and you can see where they lived and ate, the smoke blackened walls. By the way, if you find a watch it's my sister in laws 😊

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

Stopped off during a walk ,interesting ruin ,seems a shame it's not had more invested and used the history and architecture rather than just a few walls left just about standing

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Thank karen h
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

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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Thank Anthony T
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016 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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Thank Becci B
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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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1 Thank Rila B
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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