What is Egglestone Abbey

Egglestone Abbey is a ruins on the outskirts of Barnard Castle. The abbey is also just on the River Tees. Only the north and west walls of the nave are only parts of the original church is still standing. 

What is there to do?

When sunny its got a decent amount of free open space to have a picnic. Their are more ruins nearby as its close to Barnard Castle, Bowes Museum and Raby castle all that have somewhat the same appeal. The links on the names are listings that we have of them that shows information on them. 

The history of the abbey?

There is quite the history and different parts of the abbey was built at different times and can be seen with this [link]. As the link shows the earliest walls was built and when it all started it was 1195. 


There is a small car park but costs £2 for non English heritage members. Entry to the abbey is completely free however make sure their are warnings such as uneven surfaces and falling masonry. Also their is no climbing allowed as with most ruins as it can cause injury and damage. Dogs on leads are also welcome into the abbey. Drone flying over English Heritage sites such as the abbey is not permitted except if they are contractors or partners who are their for a purpose, satisfy stringent CAA criteria. correct insurances and permissions.


Want more information on the abbey you can check out the English Heritage website using [link]

If you want more historic venues listings on the Eric Knows website using [link]

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