Egglestone Abbey, Barnard Castle

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  • Fell across the Abbey whilst out for a walk when staying in Barnard Castle . Absolutely stunning . We were the only ones mooching about so it had a lovely peaceful feel and i wished that the walls cou...  more »
  • Properly known as the Abbey of St Mary and St John the Baptist, Egglstone Abbey is an abandoned Premonstratensian Abbey (the White Monks) on the banks of the river Tees just outside Barnard Castle. Fo...  more »
  • Leave the car at the bottom of the hill in Barnard Castle and take to the Teesdale Way path. Either side of the river will bring you to the abbey. A beautiful 4 mike round walk with the abbey half way...  more »
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  • Pretty great for a free attraction! Rather pretty in itself too definitely a romantic ruin with a gothic tone even on the sunniest of days. The abbey is also a good vantage point to see the river and the surrounding countryside. There are no visitor structures here yet I feel this adds to the stark nature of the ruin whilst also being maintained well under English Heritage.
  • Lovely afternoon at the Abbey. Always nice and quiet and peaceful when I've been. Good views. There's a staircase you can climb up and the views are beautiful
  • Lovely place for a picnic and dog friendly as well as. Great walks along the river Tees to Barnard castle. Could do with some bins though .
  • English Heritage site. Abbey is a ruin but it is still possible to get a feel for what it was once like. Only a modest amount of information on site but it was an enjoyable destination as part of our walk from Barnard Castle.
  • It's a beautiful place and very well preserved but the parking and road up to it isn't very good and there's not much to do here other than see the abbey. Although it is amazing and a beautiful abbey.
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