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Egglestone Abbey

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Beautiful little treasure

Visited here unexpectedly when we happened to be on a family walk. Whilst the teenage daughter was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cstewart15
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Durham, United Kingdom
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Small and peaceful

A small location in a peaceful place. Close to a nice walk along the river Tees. Small car park but... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
335grahamb
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Durham, United Kingdom
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Egglestone Abbey Abbey Lane, Barnard Castle DL12 9TN, England
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All reviews english heritage car park beautiful ruins original church added bonus of being lovely site lovely circular walk stairs to climb st mary information signs great place to explore two thirds worth a visit black stone nice place to have a picnic pleasant place to visit lovely ruin
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here unexpectedly when we happened to be on a family walk. Whilst the teenage daughter was unimpressed ( but is unimpressed by everything at the minute!!!) my other 10 year old looked the ruined abbey and read every piece of information. Very interesting facts...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Cstewart15
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A small location in a peaceful place. Close to a nice walk along the river Tees. Small car park but no facilities, however you are only 5 minutes drive from Barnard Castle.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 335grahamb
Reviewed 5 November 2018

We were on our way to Barnard Castle and saw the sign so decided to stop and have a look. Not really much to see and although the ruins are interesting, would definitely not make special journey to see them.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 2010mustang
Reviewed 18 October 2018

Eggleston Abbey is a must see and a great place to relax. The ruins are spectacular. I can only imagine what it was like before being destroyed by Henry the eighth. Plus it is free. There is a large parking lot at the site.

Date of experience: September 2018
5  Thank joycep883
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Enjoyed our visit, exploring alone. Best view is coming from the north, off Westwick Road & down Abbey Lane. There's even a parking place at the side of the road so you can view it. Must have looked magnificent. Small car park down a narrow...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 555Julia555
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

if you are around Barnard Castle stop off and visit this lovely place. easy to find well signposted. car parking and free entry. The Abbey is well maintained and plaque explaining the history of the Abbey is well worth a read. Steeped in history, and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank sandrac58
Reviewed 4 September 2018

Sunday 26th August 18, my husband and I awoke to a drizzly rainy morning, which continued for the rest of the day. We drove down into Bowes Village in County Durham to visit Egglestone Abbey under the care of the English Heritage. The abbey of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

If you are visiting Barnard Castle then just down the road is these ruins of a monastery, it is also English heritage but free to get in, it is great on a sunny day to take a picnic along. Would recommend a visit.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank shawnwhite13
Reviewed 23 August 2018

Couldn’t find the place - no signs no website no clue they need to try harder to get visitors. Certainly not near

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank DaveThomasLeicester
Reviewed 19 August 2018

This is a beautiful atmospheric ruin situated within walking distance from Barnard castle. Well worth a vist

Date of experience: August 2018
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