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Thornton Abbey and Gatehouse

Thornton Road, Ulceby DN39 6SJ, England
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Good place for quiet contemplation

The towering gatehouse appears suddenly out of the countryside as you approach the car park. A... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
SummerSon2013
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UK
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Magnificent structure

Standing tall and proud, Thornton Abbey Gatehouse is quite remarkable. Started in 1377 and finished... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
KevinSadler2364
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Thornton Road, Ulceby DN39 6SJ, England
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"english heritage"
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"chapter house"
in 9 reviews
"narrow corridors"
in 4 reviews
"two floors"
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"spiral staircase"
in 5 reviews
"floor plan"
in 2 reviews
"the guidebook"
in 2 reviews
"sunny day"
in 5 reviews
"coffee machine"
in 2 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 8 reviews
"henry viii"
in 3 reviews
"picnic benches"
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"guide book"
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"small fee"
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"information boards"
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"ticket office"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The towering gatehouse appears suddenly out of the countryside as you approach the car park. A license to build this structure was granted in 1382 and it is one of the largest surviving gatehouses in England. It is also one of the earliest largely brick...More

Thank SummerSon2013
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Standing tall and proud, Thornton Abbey Gatehouse is quite remarkable. Started in 1377 and finished in 1389 it is one of the earliest brick structures in England, one of the best preserved and one of the largest. The interior, although containing little, does have some...More

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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Situated somewhere between Lincoln and the Humber Bridge, this little gem is a bit off the beaten track but trust your SatNav and you'll get within sight - and it's worth the effort. There is a smallish Tarmac car park (with some seating area) which...More

Thank Malcolm K
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Reviewed 22 February 2018

Stunning and beautiful gatehouse from the 14th Century, ruins from a Monestary founded in the 12th Century. You can climb up two floors to see examples of stonework excavated from the site. Just a short walk from the gatehouse is the remains of Thornton Abbey...More

Thank EthAme46
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Reviewed 27 January 2018

Impressive 14th century Gatehouse.Athough the rooms are mainly empty, written information is provided on the history of the Abbey and Gatehouse.There are also some activities for children.The Abby ruins are a short walk across a grazing field.Information here too to give an insight into how...More

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Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

What a lovely site, well kept grounds, a surprisingly large area of the gate house is accessible with corridors and rooms leading off in all directions. Informative displays on the 1st floor of finds and history with activities for children. Access in the gatehouse is...More

1  Thank Samantha M
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

This is a must place to visit if you are interested in seeing part of an abbey which was one of the biggest in England before being destroyed. The gatehouse is wonderful inside as well as outside. Whne you venture inside you will be surprised...More

1  Thank choosy16
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Reviewed 15 August 2017

The 14th century Gatehouse looms large on the flat Lincolnshire landscape and with three floors and a number of corridors it's an interesting building to check out. However there are some uneven floors and narrow corridors to negotiate and a one of the second floor...More

1  Thank Philip S
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Reviewed 6 August 2017

Decided to pop by and have a wander round here. The Gatehouse was in great condition considering the age. The section of the chapter house still standing can be accessed over a field which contained loads of sheep who ran away as I moved past!...More

1  Thank fmacandr
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Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Found this place by mistake was going to the maze round the corner ,went here afterwards 6.00 each I think the building was beautiful alot of history and the grounds was beautiful.explored the the two floors and enjoyed seeing how the abbey used to be...More

1  Thank xamz10x
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Paul Andrew G
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Response from 2014Jandy | Reviewed this property |
This is an English Heritage property not sure they offer this. Jandy
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Debbie B
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Response from Kredac | Reviewed this property |
Hi I don't think so you could go to have photo taken Hope all goes well with the wedding
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