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Great monastic remnant

This gatehouse is an impressive monument when you drive up to it looking like the entrance to a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
Most impressive gatehouse ever

Ventured over to Thornton abbey today as it was a lovely bright sunny winters day and around an... read more

Reviewed 18 November 2018
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Thornton Road, Ulceby DN39 6SJ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This gatehouse is an impressive monument when you drive up to it looking like the entrance to a medieval castle. Inside is a good exhibition and the place itself is a warren of little passageways over two floors. The remnants of the monastery behind are...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile

Ventured over to Thornton abbey today as it was a lovely bright sunny winters day and around an hours drive so seemed like a good way to spend a Sunday afternoon - and it was! The place just looms out of the countryside from out...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 30 August 2018

Good for family day out..white lodge shooting school just down the road if you want something different to add to your day.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Rose J
Reviewed 29 August 2018

I love the fact that Thornton Abbey is rarely crowded and is almost a hidden gem of Northern Lincolnshire. The gatehouse is well preserved but is narrow and steep stepped if you are not particularly agile. The abbey is in fields with livestock - check...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 25 July 2018

Glorious Day! There isn't a lot left to look at really. Once inside the Gatehouse its twisting turning narrow corridors (very steep) what was on show was not a lot (when we went) Its not easy to find as sign posts are obscured and the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Peter R
Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

I simply never bore of the gatehouse and grounds (including ruins of abbey). The gatehouse retains many features and is great for exploring with the children. Walk with the sheep to reach the abbey ruins which still hold a sense of the original building. The...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Shallwegothere
Reviewed 18 June 2018

This English Heritage property is off the beaten track. Advise you approach from the east. We came from the west and ended up waiting 10 minutes at a manned level crossing for a goods train to pass. Parking in a picnic area. Nice gatehouse accessed...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Stephen T
Reviewed 12 May 2018 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

Date of experience: May 2018
3  Thank SummerSon2013
Reviewed 7 May 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
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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

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Malcolm K
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Response from 2014Jandy | Reviewed this property |
This is an English Heritage property not sure they offer this. Jandy
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