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Egglestone Abbey

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A must see and a great place to relax

Eggleston Abbey is a must see and a great place to relax. The ruins are spectacular. I can only... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Great information boards, Beautiful setting

Enjoyed our visit, exploring alone. Best view is coming from the north, off Westwick Road & down... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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Egglestone Abbey Abbey Lane, Barnard Castle DL12 9TN, England
+44 1904 601901
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All reviews english heritage free car park original church lovely site beautiful ruins added bonus of being car park is quite small lovely circular walk stairs to climb st mary information signs great place to explore traffic lights worth a visit two thirds pleasant place to visit black stone
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank 2010mustang
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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.

Thank joycep883
Reviewed 2 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

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

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

Thank Carol B
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.

Thank shawnwhite13
Reviewed 22 August 2018

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

Thank DaveThomasLeicester
Reviewed 19 August 2018

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

Thank lindylou49
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

These peaceful ruins are well worth a visit if you're near to Barnard Castle. Great picnic location and substantial remains to explore.

Thank DrPeterDRobinson
Reviewed 6 July 2018

In a lovely setting by the river Tees which you can hear below, this is an atmospheric ruined abbey. Lots to explore. Easy to find your way around. Free parking.

Thank LynetteP41
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