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Good picnic spot

Good picnic spot & interesting history & ruins of the priory. Quiet location. Badly signed & hard... read more

Reviewed 8 December 2017
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Hidden historical site

Not easy to find but worth the effort nice site close to private property. Not a lot of the priory... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2016
Davina G
Retford, United Kingdom
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7 Dec 2017
“Good picnic spot”
23 Feb 2018
“Fantastic place if you are respectful ”
Off Church Lane | Mattersey, Retford, England
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Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

Can’t believe the comment from @sterob2107 What many people fail to realise is that there is actually legally no public right of way to the Priory. Mattersey Priory is privately owned. I know this as a friend of mine used to own one of the...More

1  Thank LH88888
Reviewed 8 December 2017

Good picnic spot & interesting history & ruins of the priory. Quiet location. Badly signed & hard to find down a bumpy unmade track. No facilities at hand.

1  Thank hungryveganfamily
Reviewed 24 February 2017

I have been to visit Mattersey Priory on three separate occasions. On the first occasion I went with my partner; we both found the site very interesting and would have recommended it to others. However on my second visit, I arrived to find the owner...More

5  Thank sterob2017
Reviewed 16 December 2016

A very quiet spot, not a lot to see but interesting. This was one of the few Gilbertine monastic houses that were built, prior to the reformation. It is managed by English Heritage, there is no entry charge, and parking is a little difficult.

2  Thank robert284
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Not easy to find but worth the effort nice site close to private property. Not a lot of the priory left but interesting historical site and free to visit.

Thank Davina G
Reviewed 2 October 2016

A wonderful site, but there are no signposts there; you have to use a map or notice the name of Abbey Lane. When I arrived I was impressed by the well-tended site and by what appeared to be English Heritage description boards, but I was...More

3  Thank deelier
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Rather a disappointment this one. Badly signposted and ended up in a farm yard, luckily the farmer was a very pleasant man who pointed us in the right direction only to find a few stones in a field. We had a bit of a grumble...More

Thank tudgreen
Reviewed 27 April 2016

Not very big but interesting, very bumpy track to get to it. Well looked after but would only be a short visit as very little to do after you looked around the remains.

Thank barbarajune2015
Reviewed 9 March 2016

The Priory is an interesting bit of history well worth seeing. Abbey road is just a track which we have walked, cycled and drove down. Its very peaceful with views of the river Idle, in the middle of farm land. All Saints Church Mattersey is...More

1  Thank Enid B
Reviewed 24 February 2016

Firstly the priory is not off Church Lane it is actually on Abbey Road (clue in the road's name I suppose). Abbey road is a dirt track that you follow for a good half mile before you reach the priory ruins that are adjacent to...More

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