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Egglestone Abbey

Egglestone Abbey Abbey Lane, Barnard Castle DL12 9TN, England
+44 1904 601901
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Has so much more potential

There are no facilities at this location so it's really just the ruins to look at and it doesn't... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rachel B
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Adelaide, Australia
Abbey walk

We drove past this Abbey during a short break in Greta Bridge and thought we should visit as it... read more

Reviewed May 16, 2018
cerimorris93
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North Wales, United Kingdom
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Egglestone Abbey Abbey Lane, Barnard Castle DL12 9TN, England
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+44 1904 601901
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"free car park"
in 7 reviews
"beautiful ruins"
in 4 reviews
"english heritage"
in 10 reviews
"lovely site"
in 3 reviews
"added bonus of being"
in 2 reviews
"car park is quite small"
in 2 reviews
"stairs to climb"
in 2 reviews
"original church"
in 2 reviews
"lovely circular walk"
in 2 reviews
"living quarters"
in 3 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 13 reviews
"great place to explore"
in 2 reviews
"traffic lights"
in 2 reviews
"nice place to have a picnic"
in 2 reviews
"drainage system"
in 2 reviews
"sign board"
in 2 reviews
"some great photos"
in 2 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There are no facilities at this location so it's really just the ruins to look at and it doesn't take long. Due to there being no attendants on site there was quite a bit of rubbish and the smell of urine in some of the...More

Thank Rachel B
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Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

We drove past this Abbey during a short break in Greta Bridge and thought we should visit as it looked so grand from the road. We had a short walk to the Abbey with our dog. There are a lot of ruins which remain so...More

Thank cerimorris93
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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

A beautiful place to visit and again lots of history to explore. The only down side is that this site is unmanned and as a result children and adults were shouting and screaming and climbing all the walls, Dogs were running riot to the point...More

Thank Fiona B
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Reviewed 26 April 2018

Not a huge amount see but a great setting and the ruins make for a beautiful composition on the valley side, wonderful site for a picnic after a stroll out from town. Unfortunately on our visit the site had been taken over by a group...More

Thank Polyolbion A
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Reviewed 19 April 2018

The abbey is maintained by English Heritage but has free entry.It is a ruin and not much remains but if in the area worth a quick visit.

Thank michael g
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Free to walk around and in good condition for 1000 years old! Dog friendly too. We went when it was snowing :-/

Thank Fredbear_Hull
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Come and wonder why such a huge abbey was in such a remote location. So many stories so much history and its free.

Thank Cyberstitch
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

We have visited Egglestone Abbey before, but returned while on holiday in Yorkshire this year. It's a wonderful abandoned abbey, many of the walls are in great condition considering the age of this beautiful site. With a peaceful air about it, and wonderful views across...More

Thank Marc H
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Reviewed 24 February 2018

Fell across the Abbey whilst out for a walk when staying in Barnard Castle . Absolutely stunning . We were the only ones mooching about so it had a lovely peaceful feel and i wished that the walls could talk . Further along our walk...More

Thank NewbiesWales
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

Properly known as the Abbey of St Mary and St John the Baptist, Egglstone Abbey is an abandoned Premonstratensian Abbey (the White Monks) on the banks of the river Tees just outside Barnard Castle. Founded circa 1195 it was used as an Abbey for many...More

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