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All reviews well worth a visit english heritage woodland walk information boards town centre sunny day run around free entry monks walk spring flowers lovely town lovely ruin lovely place only downside an oasis ruins remains
I walked around the remains of this Priory which dates from 1119. One large wall and a gateway are the main survivors, but as it’s free and accessible from the town centre it is worth walking to see it.
Another place I regularly take my children is Guisborough Priory. It’s a beautiful place and those into history and relics will love it.
The Priory arch is spectacular and the grounds are well kept. It’s lovely to have a picnic here on a nice day...More
I love this place, when you're inside the walls the world seems miles away. Its so calm, peaceful, beautiful and private. My friend's father was the keeper when we were kids and we played in there every summer. The huge yew tree behind the copper...More
Less extensive than the other abbeys/priories round here, but it is free! No dedicated parking or tearoom, but its right in the town so no worries. Some gardens and a woodland walk. Used by locals as a public park.
The remains of the priory are the centre piece of a lovely park these days. A few years ago it was run by the Council, and was rather a mess, but English Heritage control it now, it's free and really peaceful.
We drove to Guisborough, parked (paid), walked to it and what did we find when we got there? It was shut.
And seeing as it’s free to enter, I can only assume no facilities are provided (which is not my complaint). So why not open...More
Excellent place to visit when in Guisborough. Well maintained by volunteers for English Heritage. Easy access from front of Church. Disc parking available in town centre. Monks walk in the trees is unique
Born in Guisborough some time in the 60s, and returned for the first time since I was five!
Pam the volunteer a real diamond and passionate about the Priory.
In truth, not bags of ruins but what is there is interesting and all just a...More
Response from Nigel_Guisborough | Reviewed this property |
Yes, and in 2017 it's open Bank Holiday Mondays too. It's free. More details on the Gisborough Priory Project website. And yes, that's correct, when you talk about the Priory, there's no "u" in Gisborough!