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Members of CSSC benefit from a great range of discounted and free days out and shopping vouchers.
Thornton Abbey's enormous and ornate fortified gatehouse is the largest and amongst the finest in England. This North Lincolnshire tourist attraction is the ideal way to spend a day. The property is also amongst a handful of British abbeys that managed to survive the Suppression of the Monastries by becoming a secular college, until it was eventually closed in 1547. A house was then constructed behind the gatehouse in the 17th century, but sadly it was either dismantled or never completed. Today you can discover the turbulent lives of its former residents and try to spot the local wildlife, the more modern inhabitants of the abbey ruins.
FAQs and safety guidelines
English Heritage have put together an FAQs page, which contains the answers to a large number of queries. A number of safety measures have also been implemented at sites which can be viewed on the English Heritage website.