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Egglestone Abbey, County Durham

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Egglestone Abbey, County Durham
Barnard Castle, County Durham, England
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Egglestone Abbey is a lovely medieval monastery in a quiet countryside setting just south east of Castle Barnard, County Durham. This is a view of the abbey church, the best preserved part of the site.

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