Station Road, Bishop Auckland, Durham DL13 2YS
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3 reviews of Egglestone Abbey in English
It's a ruin - lets get that out of the way...it can be windy and cold because it's quite exposed.
It's out of the way so it's usually quiet and although English Heritage have provided as little as they can in the way of information for visitors it is well maintained, free and there is lots of parking.
but if like me you need a place to go for some tranquility - and you haven't much spare cash (also like me) then this is a good spot to take some sandwiches and a flask of coffee and play with a camera for an hour or two.
Although it's just a ruin in the main, Its well kept, nice carpark for about 15 cars & it's free.
The best way to take this abbey in, is to include it on a walk as there is nothing else to do here & there are some nice walks out of Barnard Castle.
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There’s not much to see or do here, but at least it’s free! It’s basically an old ruined abbey at the end of an off-beat country road. English Heritage have put some information around the place, but not much: a lot is left to one’s imagination. There is quite a bit to explore though, and it’s possible to conjure up images of what life might have been like there centuries ago. There’s plenty of car-parking and on a pleasant summer’s day it’s a nice spot for a picnic. It’s probably worth a visit but don’t go with too many expectations!
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