Egglestone Abbey This lonely building on the landscape was an impressive construction. After being used as an abbey, it was converted into a private home and then in the 19 century was abandoned entirely and some of the stone was used to make the stables at the nearby Rokeby Hall. Today there are only some thick walls remaining, but there are still some features to be seen that highlight how the building was used during different periods, and these present a good puzzle for y
This an amazing natural environment and it was nice not to see buildings for a while. It was a perfect place for long walks, cycling with the family and horse riding. But beware the tide table, or you will find yourself in trouble more quickly than you thought. The village was really cute but so full of holiday accommodation that this broke the spirit of the place a bit. In my opinion the parking is a bit expensive, but it does protect the island from being overrun with cars.