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There's really not a lot to see but ruins. But parkings free and worth a stop by to see Henry the... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2018
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Abandoned ruins overlooking lovely bend of the Tees!

These abandoned ruins are now maintained by English Heritage and date back to the 1190s. There is... read more

Reviewed 4 February 2018
Angela C
London, United Kingdom
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Egglestone Abbey, Barnard Castle, England
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Reviewed 16 September 2018

Whilst much of the abbey has been raised to the ground there are one or two interesting points of view and some of the remains still standing show the high degree of skill and workmanship used in the construction. English Heritage manage the site and...More

Thank divelively
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

There's really not a lot to see but ruins. But parkings free and worth a stop by to see Henry the 8ths aftermath of needless destruction. You can park and walk nearby

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Reviewed 3 August 2018

This has been a favourite go to site for generations of my Family in Barnard Castle and probably about 10 years ago the adjoining farmer wanted to build a new Barn but because of the site he had to allow an architectural dig, and that...More

Thank josie d
Reviewed 3 June 2018

Standing all alone, and lonely, on the moor, Egglestone Abbey has long since been a ruin. It struggled to maintain its standing as an abbey when they were monks there, but Henry VIII put paid to and longevity they might have hoped for

Thank KevinSadler2364
Reviewed 22 May 2018

We called here en-route to Barnard Castle. There were two or three other people wandering around the site, but it seemed a bit isolated and forlorn. Not terribly worth going out of one’s way for, but worth dropping by if you’re in the area and...More

Thank PJandSJ
Reviewed 20 May 2018

If you take a circular walk from BC you get lovely views of the abbey and the river Tees. Well worth the effort. And free to get in.

Thank A N
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Never visited in the many times we have been to Barnard Castle area. Often passed it an commented to my husband about it. One day we decided to g o and have a look at the ruins. What a lovely peaceful place it was. There...More

Thank june n
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

It’s free to visit and there is lots to see. You can take a dog into the abbey ruins. The information board at the front is interesting and there are underground rooms and passages to investigate.

Reviewed 4 February 2018

These abandoned ruins are now maintained by English Heritage and date back to the 1190s. There is not much left of these spectral ruins but the setting is beautiful, overlooking a lovely bend in the River Tees. You can visualise the abbey's one-time grandeur despite...More

Thank Angela C
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Enjoyed the visit in a lovely setting. Free entry. Not a huge amount there but if you're interested in the history its definitely worth a visit. Walk down the lane a bit to see a fine example of an ancient pack-horse bridge

Thank Gill R
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