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Thornton Abbey & Gatehouse

The ornate fortified gatehouse of Thornton Abbey is among the finest in Britain. There are remains of monastic buildings and an exhibition on the abbey’s history. Extensive restoration of the crumbling monastery and a new exterior staircase gives visitors easier access to the gatehouse and its haunting passageways and hidden alleys. The abbey offers a fantastic chance to experience history first-hand, and the grounds are a haven for wildlife and the ideal place to get away from it all.

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Thornton Curtis DN39 6TU
01469 541445


  • Breastfeeding friendly
  • Christian heritage
  • Education programme/schools
  • Historic building
  • Museum
  • Open all year
  • Parking
  • Partially suitable for disabled visitors
  • Shop
  • Special group rates
  • WCs suitable for disabled visitors
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