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“Stunning”
Review of Egglestone Abbey

Egglestone Abbey
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Reviewed 4 February 2014

A stunning ruin. There isn't much to see here aside from the ruin, you can look around it in twenty minutes or so, but it is impressive and worth a short trip.

The river bank is a brief walk away and is pretty year-round, I'd recommend leaving the car in the park at the abbey and taking an hour-long walk up and down the river.

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Reviewed 12 November 2013

do not need your walking boots on to go around this site only small but a peaceful spot to think and wonder what it must have been like all those years ago

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Reviewed 4 November 2013

A lovely, small ruined abbey (interesting contrast with Fountains Abbey near Ripon). An excellent place from which to walk in to Barnard Castle along the Teeside Way (about a mile). We also walked along Thorsgill Beck to the B6277. The path is a little tricky in places (fallen tree, landslip). We followed a bridlepath over the fields on the way back, and the path through the farmyard was blocked. Luckily, the farmer saw us, shooed the cows through, and used his tractor to unblock the gate. Otherwise we might have been scrambling over barbed wire fences (no fun with 2 children).

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Reviewed 10 September 2013

Approaching Barnard Castle from the south, we just happened to see this ruin as we waited at traffic lights. You approach down a no through road (if coming by car) and it really is an imposing sight when seen for the first time. With just a car park (free) and no other facilities, this is a very quiet attraction. The ruins are quite substantial, and the English Heritage displays give some idea of what is missing and what it would have been like back in the day. My favourite bit was climbing the tower and hearing the roar of the Tees below as it passes through some rapids. Certainly worth a 15 minute diversion if you are in the area. And it's free!

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Reviewed 31 August 2013

Visited very briefly. I love ruins and old buildings so thought it was great to see Egglestone Abbey as it is today with the tracings in the grounds of the former buildings. There is a floor layout of how the Abbey was made up and when the various buildings were built etc with a little of the history of the Abbey. It would have been more helpful for us if there had been more than one of these information stands as we had to keep walking back to the stand to find out what we were looking at. As others have said they are beautiful ruins in a beautiful location. Free entry with free car park.

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