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Easby Abbey, Richmond

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  • Great historic site on the outskirts of Richmond. The adjacent church is along of historic significance well worth a visit if visiting the town 
  • This abbey is so easy to get too by either foot or by car. It is a lovely stroll from Richmond along the River Swale. Although it is now in ruins it is easy to see the lay out, inhabited by White Cano...  more »
  • It's good, if the weather permits, walk up to the Abbey, by choosing one of two paths. You can observe the whole complex going up right at the top of the Hill, to have an overview. You enter through a remarkable entrance building of the beginning of the fourteenth century. Of this ancient monastery the most interesting and oldest is the Church of Sant'Agata, with beautiful frescoes by 1000. The buildings along the southern and eastern side of the cloisters are of the thirteenth century and the abbot's house was added in 1300. The ruin more amazing, however, is the refectory of the early fourteenth century, still standing up to the height of the roof. In summer they come here to have a picnic, but when I did, in November, there were women sitting on benches chatting while kids were running and playing on the lawn. A great atmosphere and a great view. Easby is without dubbbio one of the best located English medieval monasteries. To see
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  • Great place for kids to explore. Plenty of information stands telling you about how life was and what the abbey looked like. Small car park (free). Handy for walking to Richmond along the old railway line. Take a picnic!
  • A beautiful ruin, lovely and peaceful, nice to wander round, plenty to explore, well worth a visit.
  • Beautiful area, very educational and incredibly fun to explore. Highly recommend a visit, it's free.
  • A great free attraction but plan up to 2 hrs... Theres not that much to fill a whole morning.
  • A really pretty walk and some amazing views