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Egglestone Abbey

Egglestone Abbey, Barnard Castle, England
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Alone on the moor

Standing all alone, and lonely, on the moor, Egglestone Abbey has long since been a ruin. It... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2018
KevinSadler2364
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Leicester, United Kingdom
Small religious site

We called here en-route to Barnard Castle. There were two or three other people wandering around... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2018
PJandSJ
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Matlock, United Kingdom
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Egglestone Abbey, Barnard Castle, England
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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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Reviewed 26 August 2017

Enter and wander around visualising how they lived in those days. Lots of remains to speculate on and a surprisingly detailed plan of the site on information board. A nice hour of free historical inquiry in the sun and lovely situation for a sketch or...More

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Reviewed 13 July 2017

This is close to Barnard Castle, but still worth driving (free parking) rather than walking. Whilst there is not a lot left standing, what there is gives you a good feeling for what the building once looked like and is certainly worth seeing - although...More

Thank David R
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Reviewed 3 June 2017

Free access to this well kept reminder of our history. Information board gives a brief history but more detail can be found on line. Have a good look round in less than a hour. English Heritage do a good job of looking after historical ruins...More

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