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The Lanercost Priory is in Cumbria. The priory was built in 1169 but the church part of the priory is now a ruin. Other parts of the priory have been converted to a cafe and a B and B. The church is currently being restored...More
Such a calming, peaceful place, immediately felt when you we went through the entrance door. A good few things to see but for us not enough information. I would have like to know who were incarcerated in the tombs in the actual ruins themselves. We...More
While concentrating on Hadrian's Wall, don't overlook other historic sites from other times,, such as Lanercost Priory.
Lanercost has an interesting history, simply presented and the ruins themselves are beautiful - enormous with lots of interesting details, such as s carvings.
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Visited on a chilly, windy August day but enjoyed wandering around the ruins and taking some decent photographs. The priory church was lovely and the attendant friendly and knowledgeable. We didn't visit any of the other parts that required payment of an admission fee, however...More
Lanercost Priory was built of robbed out Roman stone in 1165. Embroiled in border skirmishes, Robert the Bruce has walked in it's cloistered quiet and Edward 1st rested here for five months before his death. There are architecture jewels including the 13th century triple tier...More
Ourselves and our dogs were warmly welcomed by a retired vicar and his wife who spent a lot of time explaining the history of the priory and the church and its many historical and artistic contents. The midday short reading and prayer was an unexpected...More
This little spot blew my mind ... first off, my head was ripped around during a drive-by because of the stunning architecture. Upon closer investigation, the church (currently under reconstruction) is dedicated to St. Mary Magdelene, which inevitably means some incredible art. Sure enough, William...More
We stoped for lunch here also, I have to say the food itself was ok, but the size and presentation did not match the price, very exspensive for what you got.
The priory was quaint, the staff in the priory were extremely helpful...More
I wouldn't advise to use a taxi, as you could pay up to double their price. They could charge you to pay for their petrol to take you there and back. If you wanted the person to wait for you, they could charge you for that... More
I wouldn't advise to use a taxi, as you could pay up to double their price. They could charge you to pay for their petrol to take you there and back. If you wanted the person to wait for you, they could charge you for that as well. It would be better to either have someone you know to take you, if you pay half of their petrol costs, or to go by coach. If you drive, it would be a lot better to drive there yourself.
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The tearoom has a special area dedicated to dogs! Owners eat at tables and the dogs are supplied with water and bowls for food. I do not own a dog but it was well publicised and seemed very practical for dog owners.
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Hi, certainly the area around the shop, cafe and small museum is wheelchair accessible, The only slight difficulty is that the car park is gravel, which I know from experience can cause problems with a wheelchair, but once... More
Hi, certainly the area around the shop, cafe and small museum is wheelchair accessible, The only slight difficulty is that the car park is gravel, which I know from experience can cause problems with a wheelchair, but once you get from the car park onto the paved area, it is fine.
The route to Lanercoste church and to the priory entrance is all paved and flat, and you would be able to get into the church.
However, I think you would have difficulty getting into the priory itself. The entrance is through the shop, which is quite narrow, and from what I remember, to explore the whole priory site, it is on two or three levels. So, assuming you can get through the shop, you would see the main priory part, but there would be parts - I think where the dining hall/kitchens were - that you would not be able to get to.
I would give English Heritage a quick call just to check exactly what is accessible, but if you do go, I hope you enjoy the visit. It is in a very tranquil location.