Egglestone Abbey

Free Entry

Open daily, 10am-6pm £2 parking charge applies to non-members


Abbey Lane, Barnard Castle, County Durham, DL12 9TN

Before You Go

The charming ruins of a small monastery of Premonstratensian 'white canons', picturesquely set above a bend in the River Tees near Barnard Castle.

Remains include much of the 13th century church and a range of living quarters, with traces of their ingenious toilet drainage system.

Read more about the history of Egglestone Abbey.

Before You Go

Access: Disabled access is limited. 

Parking: There is a £2 charge for parking for non-members, payable by text. If you would prefer to pay in advance please click to visit our parking payment service. Parking is free for Members with a vaild English Heritage car sticker on display.

Facilities: There are no facilities at the site but snacks and toilets are available at nearby Barnard Castle.

Dogs: Dogs on leads are welcome.

Plan a Great Day Out

Egglestone Abbey sits above a bend in the River Tees, and is an ideal site for a picnic.

Stretch your legs and walk to the 12th century Barnard Castle.  The walk partly follows the river, and takes around 40 minutes. Barnard castle looms over the river in the heart of the town.  It has a shop selling drinks and snacks. Explore the ruins, take in the stunning views over the Tees Gorge and visit the sensory garden.

Also nearby are Bowes Castle and Stanwick Iron Age Fortifications.

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