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Finchale Priory

Brasside, Durham DH1 5SH, England
+44 870 333 1181
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Hidden gem

Finchale Priory is a bit of a hidden gem, it is a ruin but a lovely one, lots to explore, and free... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Durham, United Kingdom
Great Day out for the family during summer

Highly recommended place to visit , it it's sunny and the kids like mucking around in the shallow... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Phil C
Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
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Brasside, Durham DH1 5SH, England
+44 870 333 1181
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Finchale Priory is a bit of a hidden gem, it is a ruin but a lovely one, lots to explore, and free entry (you can avoid the parking charges by parking on the road and walking down). The cafe is reasonable too, good for getting...More

Thank durham_lark
Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly recommended place to visit , it it's sunny and the kids like mucking around in the shallow river then be prepared to stay a long time , the place is free to visit although you will need £3 for the carpark whether you are...More

Thank Phil C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great weekend at Finchale Priory Caravan Site. Great location- we walked into Durham, great river walks around the site with good access for the dog to play. Site is beautifully kept. Lovely bedding plant arrangements. Little shop. Good shower block. Very friendly.

Thank Jan C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have done the walk from Durham to Finchale Priory umpteen times, and everytime I do it I find something new. Not only is the walk to this place a fantastic oppoertunity to take in the true beauty of Co. Durham nature, the monument itself...More

1  Thank Beki J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a one night stop over on our way to Scotland - wished it had been more. The site is gorgeous. What a setting. The river walk is a must. We will be back!

1  Thank JackieEChesham
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at the caravan park here. Unlimited, free visits. If you aren't staying, you can drive in the barrier and when leaving, pay £3 into a box on the left where you get a code for the barrier. Stunning location, on a peaceful, wide...More

1  Thank Dave b
Reviewed 11 June 2017

An unwind place, they certainly knew where to put the abbeys, beautiful riverside setting, take a picnic and just chill

Thank Michael R
Reviewed 5 June 2017

We have just come home from a weekend based in this touring park. We have just recently bought our first motorhome and used this weekend to acquaint ourselves with this new mode of holidaying. This is a lovely park in a very quiet, secluded location,...More

1  Thank Deirdre S
Reviewed 17 May 2017

The caravan site next to the Priory is adult only. It is beautifully kept and well run. All hard standing with electric. Chocks needed on some pitches as the ground is of historic value and cannot be disturbed. With no children to frighten and chase...More

1  Thank ughdar
godrica, Front Office Manager at Finchale Priory, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2017

Thank you so much for this review it is great when we get positive feedback instead of nick picking about silly things We do hope you call to see any with us again Ann

Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

This was an idyllic spot to spend a few nights, adjacent to the very impressive ruins, riverside walks, clean warm facilities, friendly staff and with guineafowl and peacocks round the van- what more could you ask! Discount vouchers were a welcome bonus as we planned...More

2  Thank hagedd
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Jean D
17 July 2016|
Response from godrica | Property representative |
Sorry just noticed this. If you are staying on the park or in the apartment we give you a code ir you are on site for the day it is £3. Regards Ann
Tony T
8 May 2016|
Response from rowley4493 |
Tony, I'm afraid your nearest Bus Stop to Finchale Priory Touring Park would mean a minimum of 35 minutes (walking fairly briskly) to the stop on Finchale Avenue, close to HMP Frankland. The service is run by Arriva North... More