Easby Abbey

LOCATION

EASBY, NORTH YORKSHIRE

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Set beside the River Swale, this Premonstratensian Abbey was founded in 1155 and dedicated to St Agatha. You can see extensive remains of the monks’ domestic buildings, including the gatehouse and the refectory. The parish church next door has some interesting medieval wall paintings.

Easby Abbey
EASBY

Features

Facilities
  • Parking nearby
Accessibility
  • Steps in the Refectory area and from Guest Hall to Buttery. Parts of site are uneven and can become muddy
Opening times
  • Open all year
  • Opening Times: Open all year daily, Apr-Sep, 10-6; Oct, 10-5; Nov-Mar, 10-4. Closed 24-26 & 1 Jan

About The area

Discover North Yorkshire

North Yorkshire, with its two National Parks and two designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is England’s largest county and one of the most rural. This is prime walking country, from the heather-clad heights of the North York Moors to the limestone country that is so typical of the Yorkshire Dales – a place of contrasts and discoveries, of history and legend.

The coastline offers its own treasures, from the fishing villages of Staithes and Robin Hood Bay to Scarborough, one time Regency spa and Victorian bathing resort. In the 1890s, the quaint but bustling town of Whitby provided inspiration for Bram Stoker, who set much of his novel, Dracula, in the town. Wizarding enthusiasts head to the village of Goathland, which is the setting for the Hogwarts Express stop at Hogsmeade station in the Harry Potter films.

York is a city of immense historical significance. It was capital of the British province under the Romans in AD 71, a Viking settlement in the 10th century, and in the Middle Ages its prosperity depended on the wool trade. Its city walls date from the 14th century and are among the finest in Europe. However, the gothic Minster, built between 1220 and 1470, is York’s crowning glory.

 

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