Thornton Abbey and Gatehouse

Facilities

Facilities at Thornton Abbey and Gatehouse

  • Parking

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    Eleven car parking spaces located directly outside the Gatehouse.
  • Food And Drink

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    Hot and cold drinks, and snacks available.

  • Picnic Area

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    You are welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy in the grounds. There's plenty of grass to sit on, and there is a picnic area near the car park.

  • Shop

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    The site shop sells a selection of gifts, book, postcards and refreshments (hot and cold drinks, and light snacks).

  • Toilets

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    Male and female toilets contain baby changing facilities.
  • Dogs

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    Dogs on leads allowed in the grounds only. Assistance dogs welcome.

  • Exhibition

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    An exhibition and graphic panels offer an insight into the abbey's history, including its career as the focus of huge Victorian Temperance rallies.

  • Gardens

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    The ruins of the monastic buildings are surrounded by large grassed areas. There is plenty of room for children to run and play, but please do not climb on the ruins.

  • Family Friendly

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    Baby Changing Facilities

    Baby changing facilities available.

    Push Chairs Allowed

    Yes, but not in the Gatehouse due to access restrictions.

    Toy / Dressing Up Box

    Dressing-up box (monks' clothes) located in the Gatehouse.
  • Education

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    Interpretation for Children

    Located in the Gatehouse.

  • Commercial Photograph And Filming

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    English Heritage welcomes amateur photographers to our sites and we hope you will share your pictures of your visit with us on social media.

    If you are looking to use one of our sites for commercial, corporate or professional photography or as a filming location, please contact our filming team as soon as possible to check availability and acquire the relevant permissions and paperwork.

    Due to the delicate nature of our sites, English Heritage does not permit drone flying from or over sites in our care, except by contractors or partners undertaking flights for a specific purpose, who satisfy stringent CAA criteria, have the correct insurances and permissions, and are operating under controlled conditions.

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