Thornton Abbey and Gatehouse, Ulceby

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  • Situated somewhere between Lincoln and the Humber Bridge, this little gem is a bit off the beaten track but trust your SatNav and you'll get within sight - and it's worth the effort. There is a smalli...  more »
  • Stunning and beautiful gatehouse from the 14th Century, ruins from a Monestary founded in the 12th Century. You can climb up two floors to see examples of stonework excavated from the site. Just a sho...  more »
  • Impressive 14th century Gatehouse.Athough the rooms are mainly empty, written information is provided on the history of the Abbey and Gatehouse.There are also some activities for children.The Abby rui...  more »
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  • Wow! What a fabulous place! The gatehouse is particularly beautiful and as gatehouses go, it's enormous. Its a maze of corridors and rooms and amazing architecture. If you like historic buildings then you won't be disappointed here!
  • Second visit to the gatehouse, took the grandson and he loved it, great place to explore, but can be claustrophobic and you need to keep your eye on the little ones. Reasonably easy to find. Not many parking spaces. Abbey ruins great for kids to explore.
  • Unexpected place for a major relic. You can get a sense of how huge this place was by the scale of the gatehouse. Atmospheric and intense.
  • Stunning gatehouse entrance. Unusual brick and stone construction and great to explore the interior stone corridors and large halls inside. Abbey itself would have been very imposing in its day. Made very welcome by the well informed attendant. Will go again.
  • Beautiful place to visit, only need couple of hours at most and dogs are welcome as long as on leads
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