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Thornton Abbey and Gatehouse

Thornton Road, Ulceby DN39 6SJ, England
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A great place to scramble about on a sunny day

I took the kids here recently with their gran on an English Heritage day out. The ruined abbey is... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Sheffield, United Kingdom
english hertiage day out

upon arrival looks nothing but once inside very impressive nice staff very helpful a hidden... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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Thornton Road, Ulceby DN39 6SJ, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great place to visit for family or history buffs. A relaxing day can be had walking the grounds or for a small fee, to enter the remains of the Abby for a tour. I have spent many a sunny day walking in the tranquillity...More

Thank Mark W
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Visited with my daughter (5) during half term - we are members of English Heritage so it didn't cost us anything to get in on the day. The gatehouse was wonderful - loads of little passageways, nooks and crannies which my daughter loved - some...More

Thank Hannah O
Reviewed 27 May 2017

Whole family came along for a picnic in the grounds. First explored gatehouse, which is fortified and more like a castle. The went for a clamber over the abbey ruins. Then it was picnic time. A great few hours spent.

Thank HatterWilko
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

The Thornton Abbey and Gatehouse is a wonderful place to visit. It is £6 admission for adults. It is free if you are an English Heritage member. It is worth it (to me) just to see all the different signatures by the brick masons. The...More

Thank RamonaL34
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

We visited here as something to do on our day off. Walking into the grounds is nice, look up and you can sees statues on the gatehouse, You then get to walk up into the gatehouse all the way up but this is steep and...More

Thank Johanna B
Reviewed 28 April 2017

We visited Thornton Abbey & Gatehouse after staying in Hull and found the gatehouse to be stunning. There is a small car park just outside the entrance. We were even more amazed that you can go inside the gatehouse along the narrow passageways and climb...More

1  Thank 2014Jandy
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We visited Thornton Abbey for the first time Sunday just gone. A beautiful, warm and sunny spring day. The best that England has to offer and so was the abbey and gatehouse. You might think that with most of the abbey itself now gone the...More

1  Thank Andrew C
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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