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Address: Cockshut Road, Lewes, England
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Founded in the 11th century by monks from Cluny in France, the Priory of St...

Founded in the 11th century by monks from Cluny in France, the Priory of St Pancras survived until the Dissolution of the Monasteries in 1537.

There is much to see at Priory Park. Walk in the footsteps of medieval monks and imagine how the buildings once looked with the aid of our interpretation panels. A herb garden grows plants that monks would have used for medicinal, culinary and ceremonial purposes. The South Downs frame the site; providing a spectacular setting.

Open all year round, free entry.

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great find for a walk around

found this out of the blue while visiting Anne of Cleves house in Lewis and found it very interesting and great for a family day out bring a picnic and the children have a great... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
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Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

found this out of the blue while visiting Anne of Cleves house in Lewis and found it very interesting and great for a family day out bring a picnic and the children have a great place to run and play

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Hailsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely area to visit in summer for a picnic. Lovely play park for children. As a child this was all fenced off. Lovely to read the information boards and see the history and pictures of how it used to look. Great to walk amongst the ruins and imagine how it used to look. Also good for a game of hide... More 

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Ahmedabad
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

A nice place e of historical importance in small silent English Countryside, but well maintained, cared And preserved you the local authority, a surprising gift...

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

The priory trust that looks after this property has done a brilliant job of presenting it. There are sign boards around the site, a guide book (a bit pricy at £5.95) available from tourist Information and even an audio guide from the website. Parking cost £2 at the pay and display car park. However despite the site being free there... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

The ruins is so massive and there is a bridge walk as well. The place for history lovers and somebody who likes seeing history for free.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

We were looking for somewhere to take our dog whilst staying in Lewes. This is the place to go. It is a very well looked after park and it is obvious a lot of dog walkers use this. It has the ruins in it and also a very nice play area for children. Lovely to spend a while in there... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016

An excellent place to explore. A lovely park to walk in, and while you're there you can learn about the buildings that now lie in ruins, which were once part of a bustling Abbey (many many many years ago). I like the combination of the old and new, and found the whole park very pretty and interesting. History buffs would... More 

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Crowthorne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

Due to the Priory being fairly comprehensibly demolished by Thomas Cromwell in about 1538, there are not many pieces of wall remaining. The maps around the park show you what was built and earth mounds can be seen where old walls once were. You need a bit of imagination, but there is enough for a pretty good idea of how... More 

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Bassoues, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

Just a wonderful place to walk on a summer's day. Well kept and beautiful flowers, perfect place to take a toddler for a walk and sit on the grass with a picnic.

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Sunbury, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2015

Although there's not much left of the Priory, what is left stirs the imagination. Explanation boards around the site give ample information about how life must have been for the monks in residence. It is a very well maintained site and absolute should be seen if in the area. It is easily accessed from the railway station

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