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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- Travelers Choice 2020
- Very Good114
- DaveWM43Greater Manchester, United KingdomTrip Type:CouplesWorth a visitTuesday, 8th September 2020If visiting Barnard Castle then a short drive away is the ruins of the Abbey in a quiet spot by the river. Information boards tell the history of the site well worth a visit. Read full review
- cranhamrebeccaNottingham, United KingdomTrip Type:CouplesPassing hourTuesday, 22nd September 2020We stopped off here for a look around on our way to the lakes and it’s fairly easy to find with a car park next to the site. Lovely to have a walk around and a bit of information on the site. Not... Read full review
- barrygibbsWimborne, United KingdomImposing ruined abbeyThursday, 1st October 2020This is an English Heritage site with parking alongside. It is easily accessible and in a very scenic position above the river Greta Read full review
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- Dogs Accepted - Dogs allowed on leads
|2021 (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2021)|
* Closed 24-26 Dec, 1 Jan.