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Lanercost Priory

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Address: Lanercost Priory Burtholme, Lanercost, Brampton CA8 2HQ, England
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Charming and poignant

Lanercost is a charming place with an impressive, solid edifice. The austerity of the functional church is a good contrast with what your imagination can do with the remains of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Bradford, United Kingdom
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lanercost is a charming place with an impressive, solid edifice. The austerity of the functional church is a good contrast with what your imagination can do with the remains of the medieval Augustinian Priory. It’s fun to find the bits of Hadrian’s Wall that had been purloined to build the Priory. The lasting memory is of the terracotta effigy of... More 

Thank tonyemha
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Priory is brilliant viewing, lots to see here, loads to get around, however the day was marred by not being able to find a toilet for the MRS, We eventually found there was a loo in the Cafe there, But the woman there would let us quickly use the Loo as we were leaving, as it was apparently for... More 

Thank Scatty L
Thetford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very cool and interesting stop. The lady at the front counter was very knowledgeable and gave us a lot of useful, historic knowledge about the site. The children were given a map to try and find some hidden objects in the priory which added some extra excitement and competition for them.

Thank kaptin8
Darlington, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a beautiful old Church steeped in History and used to this day. The Priory near the Church really gives you a sense of what it could have been like when it was occupied, unfortunately the dormitories have disappeared however the undercroft showing the vaulted area is stunning in its architecture. The more sites I visit like this the more... More 

Thank william p
Durham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was really looking forward to a visit here as we have just joined English Heritage and were on the way back from a weekend at the Lakes. Firstly, this place isn't really wheelchair friendly as the handbook seemed to suggest. The lad in the office did offer to put ramps down - but he was in the office by... More 

Thank Gillian K
Pakenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Even though it was June, it was freezing and wet so it was a short visit and I only saw two other visitors. At £4.40 for non English Heritage members it's one of the cheaper properties but due to its location, it's ideal for visiting some of the roman sites along the Hadrian's wall. The Priory dates from the 13th... More 

Thank Philip S
Newcastle upon Tyne UK
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Off the beaten track but well worth the effort. There is enough left of the Priory f to get an idea of its history and a good place for children to act it out. The vaulted area is well preserved and provides a sense of adventure.The daffodils in the adjacent churchyard are splendid in the Spring and a walk to... More 

Thank tynerover
Norwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

Fantastic place well worth a visit dog friendly, staff very helpfull and knowledgeable.The architecture is stunning.Also went into the church they had just finished a service and the vicar was more than happy to let us in.

Thank 05132015
Fairfax, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

We stopped here while hiking Hadrian's Wall. It was about a mile off the trail and well worth the extra distance. The priory is very well preserved and is just gorgeous. Food: There is a restaurant nearby, you kind of have to walk by to get to the Priory. It seemed nice but we didn't eat there. Instead, the church... More 

Thank Tim G
Blackpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 February 2017

Came in with my wife,eldest daughter and two dogs,excellent home made macaroni cheese,great tea and coffee and cakes.Good value for money and helpful polite staff.The only down side was the gift shop selling scarves,think my wife's hooked!

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