Medieval monastic communities probably did not have much free time to enjoy picnics but the legacy they left behind in terms of beautiful abbeys and churches beckon the modern visitor. In the 13th century the Premonstratensian Canons, or “white Canons”, gave Teesdale one of its enduring images when they built their precious Eggleston Abbey. Today’s peaceful ruins provide the perfect backdrop for a bring-your-own tasty picnic of local produce.
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- Very Good115
- William RLovely locationFriday, 23rd July 2021Off the main road, it is quiet but plenty to walk around. There is a free car park but ask for a donation to help with the upkeep. Could do with a little more information Read full review
- chrisdrums93Manchester, United KingdomBrilliant WalkFriday, 23rd July 2021We walked from Barnard Castle, about 30 mins away I think it was. Scenic walk over some fields and this was an amazing place to take in at the end of it. Not really a history person but still really... Read full review
- BronteTripperHaworth, United KingdomVery Ruinous Remains of the AbbeyThursday, 23rd September 2021The best way to view the Abbey is walk there from Barnard Castle along the banks of the River Tees.Very pleasant walk then after spending some time at the Abbey walk back along the opposite bank of... Read full review
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- On site parking
- Dogs Accepted - Dogs allowed on leads
|2021 (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2021)|
* Closed 24-26 Dec, 1 Jan.