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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Leeds, United Kingdom
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Barnard Castle, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 

Thank Vince W
Leeds, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank cmcpne
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401 reviews
169 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 248 helpful votes
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 

Thank helstravels
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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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 

Thank Chris P
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312 reviews
94 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

This place is great, free entry and car park just outside Barnard Castle. he place is quite big and you can access the upper levels of the Abbey. You can quite clearly see how the place was built and how the monks lived there.

Thank PrimalSteve
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

We spent some time visiting Barnard Castle and places of interest near by and this was worth a call.

Thank Graham D
Springfield, Illinois
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137 reviews
92 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

This was a great place to have a picnic on the way back from barnard castle. It's free and so is the car park. It's also a place for the kids to run free in the abbey.

Thank HomerJSimpson01
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532 reviews
257 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

Travelling along the B6277 between the A66 and Barnard Castle, it's easy to miss the easterly turn-off, as the Abbey is not signposted with the usual English Heritage brown sign, but by a small black on white directional sign. Having turned off, the road is narrow but there are passing bays. Suddenly you will see in front of you what... More 

Thank MedEngland
Darlington, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016 via mobile

We visited after following a winding country road and found a great car park, with gated entrance to the Abbey. The map was really informative and the ruins are fantastic to explore. I can't believe there isn't a charge to visit. My 7 year old son loved exploring all the rooms and seeing what everything was. We had a torch... More 

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87 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

We visited Egglestone Abbey with family and friends on a cold winters day. This was worth a look but didn't have a lot to do. We only spent about 1/2 an hour and we were ready to move on.

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