We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Turner loved it round here and so will you!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Egglestone Abbey

Egglestone Abbey
Certificate of Excellence
Attraction details
UK
Level Contributor
30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Turner loved it round here and so will you!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2014

Egglestone Abby essentially a ruin but with enough of it remaining to spark your imagination. It is a place that is at once both romantic, with its warm honey stone and nearby grazing cattle, and eerie with its tale of improvised monks and dark lords. As a picnic spot it takes some beating with its breathtaking views over that same river Tees that inspired artists and poets so long ago.

Visited July 2014
Helpful?
1 Thank brownhairedgirl
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

134 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    58
    56
    20
    0
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Manchester, England
Level Contributor
100 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Peace and quiet”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

Somewhere to reflect and wind down. Beatiful setting and can be included in a very nice walk from Barnard Castle.

Visited July 2014
Helpful?
Thank Bright Fame
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Durham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Quiet Afternoon Walk”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

The remains of the abbey make for a nice leisurely walk. Very peaceful surroundings.

Without a car, getting here is quite a long hike.

Visited July 2014
Helpful?
1 Thank ally h
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
151 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“fascinating Ruin of Abbey in stark surroundings”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2014

Egglestone Abbey is a real surprise on the way to visit the Bowes museum. There it is just ahead on the road without warning. Stark and lonely and little visited. We certainly didn't expect it and that made it all the more dramatic. The day was a little overcast which all added to the mystery and stirred the imagination to wondering what life was like for the last inhabitants. It is a real gem and so glad we got to see it and spend some time wandering and climbing among the ruins.

Visited May 2014
Helpful?
2 Thank larryKitty8933
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Preston, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Beautiful site, free, what more do you want?”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014

Nice old abbey ruins, easy to find just outside Barnard Castle. Free parking and basic information provided. It was cold on our trip but you only have to stay 20 mins or so before you have completed all the nooks and crannies. The view from the nearby road over the old bridge is good - you get a top-down view of the site. Worth a visit if in the area, but don't go out of your way for it.

Visited May 2014
Helpful?
1 Thank Mark B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Egglestone Abbey also viewed

Barnard Castle, Durham
Barnard Castle, Durham
 
Eggleston, Barnard Castle
 

Been to Egglestone Abbey? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing