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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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Certificate of Excellence 2020
- Very Good112
- sandrac58Sunderland, United KingdomTrip Type:CouplesHistorical AbbeyWednesday, 15th July 2020Lovely place to visit, car park costs two pound for non members, but free to national heritage members..13th century abbey, well maintained, no toilets or gift shops..its just the abbey, and all... Read full review
- YorkshireQuailYorkshireGreat to visitSunday, 26th July 2020A wealth of history and free to visit. Owned by English Heritage but no admission fee required, you can wander around the site freely discovering the walls and remaining ruins. Set next to a river... Read full review
- manc_emmManchester, United KingdomTrip Type:FamilyWorth seeingFriday, 31st July 2020There’s a nice walk from Barnard castle to here, it is worth seeing as the ruins are safe and you can also see where the rest of the abbey used to exist. It is free to go into the ruins and £2 to... Read full review
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- On site parking
- Dogs Accepted - Dogs allowed on leads
|2020 (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2020)|
* Closed 24-26 Dec, 1 Jan.