Egglestone Abbey can be found not too far from Barnard Castle in Durham, so you can plan your trip for a double dose of breath-taking history!
This Abbey dates back to the 13th century, and features remains of a church, living quarters and the original drainage system.
There is a free car park at the site, so you won't need to spend a penny on visiting this beautiful place - plus, dogs on leads are welcome too!
You can follow the river-walk to reach the 12th century Barnard Castle in just 40 minutes, making this a great place to have a picnic with family.
Concessions: Free entry