Easby Abbey, or the Abbey of St Agatha, is a ruined Premonstratensian abbey on the eastern bank of the River Swale on the outskirts of Richmond in the Richmondshire district of North Yorkshire, England. The site is privately owned but maintained by English Heritage and can be reached by a riverside walk from Richmond Castle. Within the precinct is the still-active parish church, displaying 13th-century wall paintings.
The Abbey of St Agatha, Easby, was founded in 1152 by Roald, Constable of Richmond Castle. The inhabitants were canons rather than monks. The Premonstratensians wore a white habit and became known as the White Canons. Easby was a daughter house of the Abbey of St Mary and St Martial (Newsham Abbey) in Lincolnshire; it was the third Premonstratensian house funded in England.
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John Crist | Jun 15, 2018
Beautifully maintained by English Heritage. So peaceful and tranquil a perfect place to be at one with nature and your thoughts. Feel all your troubles ebbing away as you walk around. We enjoyed our visit and would endorse anyone else to do likewise
Ian Forshaw | Apr 30, 2018
This old, ruined Abbey is a wonderful place to wander around and think about how the monks lived way back then. It is very well looked after by English Heritage. It can be a very peaceful place and is very photogenic. H and I took the one-mile stroll from the Station in Richmond and enjoyed every moment. Put it on your 'to visit' list.
Lord Rafox | Feb 12, 2018
Lovely little gem in the heart of the lower swale valley. Very quiet and peaceful. A great walk from the station café, to here and back is a perfect stroll for any weather. The Abbey itself is still very much in tact. Compared to the nearby Richmond Castle, Fountains Abbey or Mount Grace Priory, there isn't as much, and it isn't as wheelchair / pushchair friendly, as it does churn up with mud in the winter, but it's still a fab place to take children while the adults can enjoy looking around at the Abbey and the church of Saint Agatha next door. I love this place, and strongly recommend it to anyone looking for a bit of serenity or peacefulness. Lovely place.
Sean J Connolly | Jan 18, 2018
Lovely place so peaceful and love the condition English Heritage have kept this place. Easby is a great place for families and non families alike. It's located along the Easby loop walk and is a perfect stop along the way just East of Richmond. Plus it's free entry so that's even better.
kajakens | Apr 4, 2018
Such a beautiful place! Fantastic place for everyone. Great old ruins. Would recommend!
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