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All reviews well worth a visit parish church english heritage gift shop hadrian's wall tea room next door interesting history scones member of staff ticket office interesting place lovely place guide book historic building walk around worth a stop
What a lovely place, probably best to visit when the weather is nice as some places are abit slippy but lovely lady on the door informs you of this when you go through. It also has a lovely tea room which is well worth a...More
We found this place from a leaflet at Birdoswald Roman Fort. It was well worth finding. The lady at the reception was very knowledgable and enthusiastic. You could really get a good feeling from the evocative structures which was particularly interesting with a clearly very...More
Also visited the church which is next door to the English Heritage site and this was as interesting as the priory. Priory ruins are quite small but still worth the visit if in the area. Staff are very helpful. Lovely peaceful place, interesting history.
There is something about this place that you want to bottle up and take home. It is ran by the English Heritage and for a small price can go into the ruins. The parish church is free and well worth a visit too but to...More
There's something about this place that (for me at least) has a warm feeling about it.
It's not the biggest or best preserved priory you'll ever see but at the same time there's enough around you for you to get a feel for life at...More
We were lucky that it was a beautiful sunny day, but we felt that it would be a lovely peaceful spot at any time. The ruins are interesting especially the tombs in the ruined chancel. We were not daring enough to go into the lower...More
If you are in the area looking at Hadrian's wall then it is well worth going to visit this historic building which is very well preserved. Also quite interesting wandering around the adjacent grave yard - a lot of history!
The priory is very atmospheric...More
Sorry for the delay. I have never yet come across guided tours simply because of the lack of staff. As others have said, the staff on duty are always extremely helpful and I haven't yet met one who wasn't very knowledgeable... More
Sorry for the delay. I have never yet come across guided tours simply because of the lack of staff. As others have said, the staff on duty are always extremely helpful and I haven't yet met one who wasn't very knowledgeable about the place. This is often extended well beyond the Priory history but includes the environment and wildlife, too, and I have had several fascinating conversations about the local birdlife.
It's also a good experience if you encounter a church warden or other member of the congreagation of the part of the priory used for public worship as they are often both very helpful and knowledgeable too.
I wouldn't advise to use a taxi, as you could pay up to double their price. They could charge you to pay for their petrol to take you there and back. If you wanted the person to wait for you, they could charge you for that... More
I wouldn't advise to use a taxi, as you could pay up to double their price. They could charge you to pay for their petrol to take you there and back. If you wanted the person to wait for you, they could charge you for that as well. It would be better to either have someone you know to take you, if you pay half of their petrol costs, or to go by coach. If you drive, it would be a lot better to drive there yourself.