Lanercost Priory
Lanercost Priory
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  • MichelleandAlan
    Camarillo, California185 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Definitely worth stopping by
    Beautiful and well maintained ruins. I would have to say the best part was the staff. The young man who was working there that afternoon was very knowledgeable and engaging. He obviously was passionate about the history and it made a difference in how the site was viewed.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 11 July 2023
  • Sockknitter5
    Kelso, United Kingdom442 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    An interesting site.
    An interesting site. Staff member was friendly, chatty, interested and interesting. Lovely blue sky when we visited, so the birds were flying about in and out of the buildings. Beautifully kept grounds worth wandering around.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 July 2023
  • Owenthomas
    Berthoud, Colorado968 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great ruins. but also an active Parish Church
    Located near Hadrian’s Wall, it was built 1169 by Robert de Vaux. Much of the building material was from Hadrian’s Wall. Edward I rested here for five months in 1306-7, during his battle with the Scots. After the priory was dissolved, the Nave of the church was used as the Parish Church. The refectory undercroft remains almost complete. Also the cloisters is almost complete. There are a number of very ornate family tombs in the ruins, and some Roman altars in the undercroft. One of our favorite places we visited during our trip to Cumbria.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 11 October 2023
  • Harrison
    126 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful but not worth the entry fee.
    Beautiful, peaceful place but not worth £7.50 each entry fee. Photo opportunities are amazing with all the architecture around you. The active church next door is worth visiting as is the priory steeped in history.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 February 2024
  • amanda5805
    Duncan, Canada6,873 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must see Priory
    As we embarked on our early morning journey from Carlisle to explore Hadrian's Wall, the sight of the sun hitting the top of Lanercost Priory caught our attention. It was a breathtaking moment that compelled us to stop and admire this remarkable historical building and grave site. Lanercost Priory is nestled in the Northumberland countryside and dates back to the 12th century. Originally founded as a monastic house for Augustinian Canons, the priory played a significant role in the local community and served as a center of religious and social activity for centuries. Throughout history, Lanercost Priory witnessed various events, including conflicts such as the Anglo-Scottish Wars and the Scottish Reformation. Exploring the ruins of Lanercost Priory offers a glimpse into the past, with its ancient walls, cloisters, and remnants of medieval architecture.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 March 2024
  • Alison P
    Wellington, New Zealand110 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth it!
    Intimate and amazingly preserved structure with working parish church as part of the Priory. Helped by fantastic and knowledgeable English Heritage person at the front desk who's looking at desgning a herb garden in future. Be great to support such energy and enthusiasm for keeping heritage alive!
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 14 May 2024
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Alison P
Wellington, New Zealand110 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
Intimate and amazingly preserved structure with working parish church as part of the Priory. Helped by fantastic and knowledgeable English Heritage person at the front desk who's looking at desgning a herb garden in future. Be great to support such energy and enthusiasm for keeping heritage alive!
Written 14 May 2024
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Craig Smith
Manchester, UK142 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Brilliant for kids. Learn about the history of our country in the outdoors. Very pet friendly also, a huge positive. Nice.
Written 6 April 2024
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amanda5805
Duncan, Canada6,873 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
As we embarked on our early morning journey from Carlisle to explore Hadrian's Wall, the sight of the sun hitting the top of Lanercost Priory caught our attention. It was a breathtaking moment that compelled us to stop and admire this remarkable historical building and grave site.
Lanercost Priory is nestled in the Northumberland countryside and dates back to the 12th century. Originally founded as a monastic house for Augustinian Canons, the priory played a significant role in the local community and served as a center of religious and social activity for centuries.
Throughout history, Lanercost Priory witnessed various events, including conflicts such as the Anglo-Scottish Wars and the Scottish Reformation. Exploring the ruins of Lanercost Priory offers a glimpse into the past, with its ancient walls, cloisters, and remnants of medieval architecture.
Written 10 March 2024
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Harrison
126 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Beautiful, peaceful place but not worth £7.50 each entry fee. Photo opportunities are amazing with all the architecture around you. The active church next door is worth visiting as is the priory steeped in history.
Written 14 February 2024
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Dave W
Bristol, UK77 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Very Friendly staff
Quiet and peaceful with lots to see
Very dog friendly
Lots to walk around and explore
Imformative boards everywhere
Written 2 November 2023
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Owenthomas
Berthoud, CO968 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Located near Hadrian’s Wall, it was built 1169 by Robert de Vaux. Much of the building material was from Hadrian’s Wall. Edward I rested here for five months in 1306-7, during his battle with the Scots. After the priory was dissolved, the Nave of the church was used as the Parish Church. The refectory undercroft remains almost complete. Also the cloisters is almost complete. There are a number of very ornate family tombs in the ruins, and some Roman altars in the undercroft. One of our favorite places we visited during our trip to Cumbria.
Written 11 October 2023
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NurseMel
Harrogate, UK761 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
We were Staying near by and we are members of EH so popped by to have a look around.

If we hadn’t of been members I don’t think we would have paid to go in as not really alot to see or do.
It’s an interesting place with lots of history.
We did enjoy walking around the priory which took 30 mins and then we had a stroll in the graveyard which I always find fascinating.
Written 26 August 2023
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bigtruck61
Staffordshire, UK910 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
To be very honest ,there isn't a huge amount to see at the priory,although there is parking.

The damaged part of the priory you can actually see quite a lot of it from outside .

It's set among some lovely countryside ,and very close to a large part of Hadrians wall.

Not sure the cost is actually worth it,but then if this is your type of visit,..why not.
Written 10 August 2023
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Sockknitter5
Kelso, UK442 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
An interesting site. Staff member was friendly, chatty, interested and interesting. Lovely blue sky when we visited, so the birds were flying about in and out of the buildings. Beautifully kept grounds worth wandering around.
Written 25 July 2023
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MichelleandAlan
Camarillo, CA185 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
Beautiful and well maintained ruins. I would have to say the best part was the staff. The young man who was working there that afternoon was very knowledgeable and engaging. He obviously was passionate about the history and it made a difference in how the site was viewed.
Written 11 July 2023
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