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“Take a Pic-nic !”
Review of Egglestone Abbey

Egglestone Abbey
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Reviewed 24 May 2014

A charming ruin with a small carpark alongside. A lovely place to enjoy a sandwich and imagine what the lives of the monks would have been like.

Thank Traveller-in-joy
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"car park"
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"beautiful ruins"
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"lovely site"
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"added bonus of being"
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"english heritage"
in 9 reviews
"stairs to climb"
in 2 reviews
"original church"
in 2 reviews
"lovely circular walk"
in 2 reviews
"living quarters"
in 3 reviews
"great place to explore"
in 2 reviews
"traffic lights"
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"worth a visit"
in 12 reviews
"nice place to have a picnic"
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"drainage system"
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"sign board"
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"some great photos"
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"kids loved running"
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Reviewed 16 May 2014

Take a drive up rack marked as not suitable for heavy goods vehicles up the slight rise, and you come to the carpark- and its free, as in the entry to the Abbey. Open the gate and you are in the Abbey. Its a gorgeous ruin, small but perfectly formed, albeit adapted over the years. Its a place of tranquility, great to get away from the madding crowd.

1  Thank Ruth W
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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.

2  Thank QFarm
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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

Thank harry209968
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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).

2  Thank MsJosephie
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