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Thornton Abbey and Gatehouse

Thornton Road, Ulceby DN39 6SJ, England
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Worth a visit

What a lovely site, well kept grounds, a surprisingly large area of the gate house is accessible... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Samantha M
Doncaster, United Kingdom
via mobile
Far Better Than It Appears

This is a must place to visit if you are interested in seeing part of an abbey which was one of the... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
Greater London, United Kingdom
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Thornton Road, Ulceby DN39 6SJ, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely site, well kept grounds, a surprisingly large area of the gate house is accessible with corridors and rooms leading off in all directions. Informative displays on the 1st floor of finds and history with activities for children. Access in the gatehouse is...More

Thank Samantha M
Reviewed 6 September 2017

This is a must place to visit if you are interested in seeing part of an abbey which was one of the biggest in England before being destroyed. The gatehouse is wonderful inside as well as outside. Whne you venture inside you will be surprised...More

Thank choosy16
Reviewed 15 August 2017

The 14th century Gatehouse looms large on the flat Lincolnshire landscape and with three floors and a number of corridors it's an interesting building to check out. However there are some uneven floors and narrow corridors to negotiate and a one of the second floor...More

Thank Philip S
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Decided to pop by and have a wander round here. The Gatehouse was in great condition considering the age. The section of the chapter house still standing can be accessed over a field which contained loads of sheep who ran away as I moved past!...More

Thank fmacandr
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Found this place by mistake was going to the maze round the corner ,went here afterwards 6.00 each I think the building was beautiful alot of history and the grounds was beautiful.explored the the two floors and enjoyed seeing how the abbey used to be...More

Thank xamz10x
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

Called here 25th July and loved it. Was only here for around 90 minutes but was great to see all the history around, 600-700 years old building. Since our last visit they have opened a lot more of this Abbey up so great to look...More

Thank Darren S
Reviewed 22 July 2017

Thornton Abbey such a lovely place to visit, the gate house is the largest of English monastic gatehouses. You can wonder around the inside of the gatehouse climbing up to three levels, and it is wonderful to see just how these people all those years...More

Thank BarryDavitt
Reviewed 14 July 2017

I took the kids here recently with their gran on an English Heritage day out. The ruined abbey is an impressive structure and the kids and I had a brilliant time exploring all the nooks and crannies of the gatehouse. The gatehouse is definitely not...More

Thank trickysam
Reviewed 25 June 2017

upon arrival looks nothing but once inside very impressive nice staff very helpful a hidden gemgreat for nice summer days room outside for picnics and familys

Thank neilwray
Reviewed 24 June 2017

Only parking for 11 vehicles, not sure where you would park on a busy day. However it is still worth a visit. £6 entrance fee unless you are a heritage member then it is free. We were pleasantly surprised with how much there was to...More

Thank keefxl
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Paul Andrew G
1 July 2017|
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Response from 2014Jandy | Reviewed this property |
This is an English Heritage property not sure they offer this. Jandy
Debbie B
14 August 2016|
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Response from Kredac | Reviewed this property |
Hi I don't think so you could go to have photo taken Hope all goes well with the wedding